Passenger service Gett launches carbon-free travel in the UK

September 14, 2018 by  
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The global, on-demand transportation service Gett is embarking on a new endeavor — implementing carbon-free and carbon-positive rides for all of its passengers. The company’s announcement features several initiatives to help accomplish this benchmark, and Gett’s success would make it the first major taxi app in the U.K. to attain a carbon-neutral status. With air quality continuously deteriorating to dangerous levels in several U.K. cities, the company is proud to become a first responder to the growing crisis. “Air quality is increasingly becoming more of an issue, not just in London, but across the U.K.,” Matteo de Renzi, CEO of Gett U.K., said. “By becoming carbon neutral, we’re incredibly proud to be helping cities achieve cleaner air and reduce pollution levels. By offsetting the CO2 our U.K. rides produce, we will positively impact multiple climate projects across the globe.” Related: Lyft is making all its rides carbon neutral In partnership with Carbon Clear, a global provider of energy and carbon sustainability solutions, Gett plans to ensure carbon neutrality by offsetting 7,500 tons of carbon dioxide — the amount of carbon dioxide emissions the company projects to release within the next 12 months — through various international programs. “The science tells us that carbon neutrality is necessary to protect the planet and sustain our livelihoods,” said Mark Chadwick, CEO of Carbon Clear. Together, the duo will be reducing pollution levels through a Wind Power Generation project in India that displaces the burning of fossil fuels. The team will also be supporting the Madre de Dios Project in Peru’s Amazon jungle to reduce deforestation. “The offsetting projects that Gett is supporting are subject to rigorous international standards to ensure they deliver the promised emissions reductions,” Chadwick said. “As well as this, these projects support sustainable development in international communities and have a tangible impact on people’s lives.” Related: Google Street View cars will map air pollution in cities worldwide Riders will also have the option to offer their own contribution of 20p ($0.26) to their Gett Green journeys if they wish, an action that will make each ride a carbon-positive experience on a long-term scale. The donations will be used to fund London schools that have been identified by the mayor’s school air quality audit program . This initiative is set on reducing emissions around London schools and mitigating youth exposure to heightened nitrogen dioxide levels. Gett will also continue to support electric and hybrid taxi conversions in cities such as Coventry, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London. The fully-certified electric taxis , made specifically to address growing pollution problems, are the first ever to be introduced on U.K.’s streets. Mindful to the core, Gett will not be adding extra vehicles to already-congested roads. Instead, the company wishes to continue its efforts in urban mobility improvement by reducing the amount of vehicles in circulation through its black car service gone green. + Gett + Carbon Clear Images via Gett

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Passenger service Gett launches carbon-free travel in the UK

September 14, 2018 by  
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The global, on-demand transportation service Gett is embarking on a new endeavor — implementing carbon-free and carbon-positive rides for all of its passengers. The company’s announcement features several initiatives to help accomplish this benchmark, and Gett’s success would make it the first major taxi app in the U.K. to attain a carbon-neutral status. With air quality continuously deteriorating to dangerous levels in several U.K. cities, the company is proud to become a first responder to the growing crisis. “Air quality is increasingly becoming more of an issue, not just in London, but across the U.K.,” Matteo de Renzi, CEO of Gett U.K., said. “By becoming carbon neutral, we’re incredibly proud to be helping cities achieve cleaner air and reduce pollution levels. By offsetting the CO2 our U.K. rides produce, we will positively impact multiple climate projects across the globe.” Related: Lyft is making all its rides carbon neutral In partnership with Carbon Clear, a global provider of energy and carbon sustainability solutions, Gett plans to ensure carbon neutrality by offsetting 7,500 tons of carbon dioxide — the amount of carbon dioxide emissions the company projects to release within the next 12 months — through various international programs. “The science tells us that carbon neutrality is necessary to protect the planet and sustain our livelihoods,” said Mark Chadwick, CEO of Carbon Clear. Together, the duo will be reducing pollution levels through a Wind Power Generation project in India that displaces the burning of fossil fuels. The team will also be supporting the Madre de Dios Project in Peru’s Amazon jungle to reduce deforestation. “The offsetting projects that Gett is supporting are subject to rigorous international standards to ensure they deliver the promised emissions reductions,” Chadwick said. “As well as this, these projects support sustainable development in international communities and have a tangible impact on people’s lives.” Related: Google Street View cars will map air pollution in cities worldwide Riders will also have the option to offer their own contribution of 20p ($0.26) to their Gett Green journeys if they wish, an action that will make each ride a carbon-positive experience on a long-term scale. The donations will be used to fund London schools that have been identified by the mayor’s school air quality audit program . This initiative is set on reducing emissions around London schools and mitigating youth exposure to heightened nitrogen dioxide levels. Gett will also continue to support electric and hybrid taxi conversions in cities such as Coventry, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London. The fully-certified electric taxis , made specifically to address growing pollution problems, are the first ever to be introduced on U.K.’s streets. Mindful to the core, Gett will not be adding extra vehicles to already-congested roads. Instead, the company wishes to continue its efforts in urban mobility improvement by reducing the amount of vehicles in circulation through its black car service gone green. + Gett + Carbon Clear Images via Gett

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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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