If Henny Youngman Got Mass E-Mails
The mass e-mail (minor link edit):
I don't usually find anything worth sending out over mass e-mail but I have here. Check out www.terrapass.com/ It's a brilliant company that first started as part of a class project in Wharton (Glass, stuff like this better be coming out of HBS). Basically they calculate how many pounds of CO2 come out of your car every year then allow you to purchase the equivalent in emissions credits on the chicago climate exchange thereby reducing that exact amount of polluants from other sources like a power plant. Check out this cnn article for more info.The mass reply (link my own):
Some of you are law students who probably don't drive much. I'm still planning on purchasing a terrapass for hybrid cars to offset the 30 miles I drive each month. Though I realize there are some obvious problems with this approach (giving people afalse sense that their car isn't contributing to global climate change is just one example) it's still an excellent way to support anti-global warming efforts every day.
What do you do if your car isn't listed at TerraPass. I own a 2005 Canyonero.
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