The simple way to offset 1,000,000 lbs of CO2 before the Earth hates you

Mar 26, 2012 2 min read

Just face it—between driving to work, powering all those gadgets and eating that steak you love—your lifestyle is pretty rough on Mother Earth.

Why not take 10 seconds to do something good for the planet?

Of course, you could start with car sharing. It’s been shown that every car shared takes more than 13 more cars off the road. Fewer cars on the road means less time wasted in traffic, less pain felt at the gas pump and at least six tons less CO2 emissions used manufacturing those cars in the first place.

But that’s just the beginning. Did you know that a single gallon of gas produces over 19 lbs. of carbon dioxide emissions, and the average car emits 11,450 lbs. of emissions per year?

Sharing one car, on the other hand, removes 100,000 lbs CO2 emissions from the planet each year.

Not ready to share your car?

We’re working on getting all cars on the planet shared. In the meantime, we have an easy way for everyone to help the planet: for every Like we get on our Facebook page, we will remove one pound of carbon emissions. Our goal is to remove 1,000,000 pounds of CO2 emissions by Earth Hour. Together, we can do this!

photos of clean energy windmills

How we’re going to remove 1,000,000 lbs of CO2 emissions

The people at Terrapass make it easy to shrink your carbon footprint by buying carbon offsets that represent the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions, the principal cause of global warming.

Each Facebook Like will help support hundreds of these projects, from clean energy wind farms to methane capture from landfills.

Like the page and share it with your friends. The more you share, the faster we’ll get to 1,ooo,ooo lbs.

photo credit: IronRodArt – Royce Bair (NightScapes on Thursdays) and Sebastiano Pitruzzello (aka gorillaradio) via photopin cc