Lyft is making all their rides carbon neutral

April 19, 2018 by  
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If you use ride-sharing services but still worry about their impact on the environment, Lyft has got you covered. The company has just announced that it will invest millions of dollars to offset its carbon emissions. Co-founders John Zimmer and Logan Green said in a blog post that the ridesharing company will become “one of the world’s largest voluntary purchasers of carbon offsets” as they make all their trips carbon neutral from now on. According to Zimmer and Green, while all cars will be cleanly powered at some point in the future, climate change isn’t waiting, so they’re taking action. Lyft is partnering with 3Degrees to offset carbon emissions from their rides around the world. Zimmer and Green said, “The stark reality is that transportation is one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions. As a growing part of the transportation ecosystem, we are holding ourselves accountable to being part of the solution.” Related: VW unveils fully electric six-seater specifically for ridesharing Lyft rides will be carbon neutral due to “the direct funding of emission mitigation efforts, including the reduction of emissions in the automotive manufacturing process, renewable energy programs, forestry projects, and the capture of emissions from landfills.” These projects will be based in the United States. 3Degrees will oversee “the independent verification of all projects according to rigorous third-party standards” and ensure the company is “only supporting emission reductions that are new and would not have happened but for Lyft’s investment.” The company offered nearly 50 million rides last month. Green and Zimmer said they feel responsible for Lyft’s impact on the Earth, and they joined the We Are Still In movement spearheaded by former New York City mayor and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg to show support for the Paris Agreement . Lyft expects to offset more than one million metric tons of carbon in the first year — the equivalent of taking hundreds of thousands of vehicles off the streets or planting tens of millions of trees . The co-founders said this isn’t their full solution to the issue of climate change, but it is one step forward. + All Lyft Rides Are Now Carbon Neutral Images via Lyft

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What next for Colorado’s home-grown carbon offset program?

August 15, 2016 by  
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Eight years after launching a public-private carbon offset program, it’s time for a shift in strategy.

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FedEx Announces Plan to Cut CO2 Emissions by 50%

August 23, 2012 by  
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Over the years, global logistics company FedEx has been doing everything it can to reduce the carbon emissions of its massive fleet. The company has done everything from implementing carbon offset programs to utilizing electric vehicles . One of the company’s boldest moves was in 2008, when it announced that it would aim to reduce carbon emissions from its aircraft and improve the fuel efficiency of its vehicle fleet by 20 percent by 2020. Now, just four years later, FedEx has done so well that it has almost achieved these goals already. So today the company announced a revised, more aggressive target  of 50% ! Read the rest of FedEx Announces Plan to Cut CO2 Emissions by 50% Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aircraft emissions , biofuel , carbon emissions , carbon offset programs , electric vehicles , fedex , fedex aircraft , logistical company , logistics company , vehicle emissions

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FedEx Announces Carbon Offset Program to Make Envelopes Carbon-Neutral

April 10, 2012 by  
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Now your eco-conscience can rest a little easier when you need to ship documents around the world – FedEx announced today that it will make its FedEx Express envelope carbon-neutral with the launch of a new carbon offset program. The move is part of FedEx’s broader EarthSmart initiative, which was created to encourage environmental responsibility within the company. The FedEx Express envelopes were already made of 100-percent recycled content, but now the company says that all carbon emitted from shipping a FedEx envelope will be offset through investments in renewable energy projects and forest conservation. + FedEx EarthSmart Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon emissions , carbon offset , Carbon-Neutral Envelope , earthsmart , envelope , fedex , FedEx Envelope , mail , recycled paper , shipping

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Telluride Gondolas Will Be Powered by Solar Panels While Providing Carbon Offsets

August 18, 2011 by  
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The world’s coolest commute is about to get even cooler, and greener . That’s because the Colorado-based Green Gondola Campaign is aiming to turn the gondola that connects Telluride with neighboring Mountain Village into a solar-powered facility. The initiative is also re-defining carbon offsetting in the process into a reliable, accurate and transparent system. Read the rest of Telluride Gondolas Will Be Powered by Solar Panels While Providing Carbon Offsets Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon offset , electric gondola , green cable cars , green gondola campaign , green mountain village telluride , green tourism , green transportation , solar powered gondola , telluride gondola

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Morgan Announces Plans for High-Performance Electric Sports Car Prototype

August 18, 2011 by  
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While driving fast cars is fun, it would be even more enjoyable if they ran on clean alternative energy. With that in mind, the Morgan Motor Company and a consortium of British technology specialists are developing a new, high-performance electric sportscar prototype . The Morgan +E programme will deliver two engineering concept vehicles in early 2012 based on the proven Aero Supersport’s aluminium chassis. Partly funded by a £100,000 grant from the Niche Vehicle Network CR&D Programme , the new electric sportscar will promote “the development and application of new technology to take advantage of the increasing market opportunities for lower carbon vehicles”. Read the rest of Morgan Announces Plans for High-Performance Electric Sports Car Prototype Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Electric sportscar , high-performance electric sportscar prototype , Morgan +E programme , Morgan Motor Company , Morgan Motor Company electric sportscar , morgan new high-performance electric sportscar prototype

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A Carbon Offset Where You Get More Than Just A Good Feeling

November 15, 2010 by  
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You don’t hear much about carbon offset programs anymore; There are a lot of reasons that they dropped below radar, (the last reference in TreeHugger appears to be 14 months ago and even then Mat started with an apology ) but perhaps one reason is that they were intangible.

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So Why Can’t We Bother to Buy Carbon Offsets for Our Flights?

August 30, 2010 by  
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photo: jon smith via flickr If you buy a carbon offset for the flights you take, you’re in a small minority–at least according to a new survey by the UK Civil Aviation Authority carried out at Stansted airport last September. As reported by The Guardian , only 7% of flyers surveyed bothered to buy at offs…

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The Secret Life of the Sun (Slideshow)

August 30, 2010 by  
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Photo via MinnPost We rely on the sun for everything from powering up our electronics to basic heat and warmth for survival, but this massive star does more than just send light our way: It’s a huge nuclear reactor with explosions, eruptions, storms, and magnetic fields that affect both itself and Earth.

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