Tuesday 17 January 2006

Driving cars is America’s tough habit to break. We all know it contributes to global warming, but it’s tough to stop driving. TerraPass is a clever campaign: they fund alternative energy projects that reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. To join, you pay based on the estimated emissions from your car (determined by year, model and mileage). They use the money to fund a project that offsets your emissions. I joined.


My piece of crap 1994 Chevy Suburban with 160,000 miles equates to a donation of almost $600. While I appreciate the sentiment and goals of this novel concept TerraPass has created, I think I'll just buy six tanks of gas with the money. Yes, it costs me $100 to fill my enormous gas tank.

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