Terrapass Teams up with Expedia

luggagetag.jpgSince I don’t own a car, my princiipal contribution to transport derived carbon emissions is flying. Until now, it’s been rather difficult to find a way to offset those emissions by buying credits. Terrapass has just announced a partnership with Expedia offering flyers the same sort of credits that they sell to drivers. There’s a nifty calculator which will tell you approximately how many tons of CO2 your upcoming trip will emit. It’s a simplistic system – for example, it doesn’t take into account the type of aircraft (higher occupancy planes burn less per person) – but it’s a great improvement on what’s available, and It looks like I can no longer pretend I don’t have any options.
Turns out my upcoming flight to Milwaukee in October will cost me an extra $10… that’s not too bad! (although with their tiered system I could have flown a lot further for the same price), and I don’t get a luggage tag.

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of TriplePundit.com

TriplePundit.com has since grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He was instrumental in the creation of TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years as well as an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.