Want to give back to the Earth? Offset impacts with carbon credits

17 Apr

Kudos to Mary Pellegrini at the Old Parkdale Inn, for jumping on the bandwagon to offset her carbon footprint by purchasing carbon offsets through the Bonneville Environmental Foundation. It’s a great and simple way to address the impact of business activities — any activities, for that matter — on the environment. Every time we move, buy, toot and fly, we’re contributing. You can buy the Blue Sky program through Pacific Power as one option. If you can’t do that, you can buy Green Tags from BEF.

Mt. Hood Meadows started doing it — and encouraging its guests to offset their own driving impacts — back in 2002. A few years later, I ran into a guy name of Brian Mullis, who operates Sustainable Travel International in White Salmon. The company helps other companies in the leisure space offset the impacts of their business by purchasing carbon offsets. He helped link Pellegrini and BEF, so she could purchase Mini-Green Tags. Check it out.


2 Responses to “Want to give back to the Earth? Offset impacts with carbon credits”

  1. DeLona Campos-Davis April 18, 2010 at 4:43 am #

    The Green Merchant Alliance at http://www.greenmerchantalliance.com/ is another option for businesses that accept credit cards– Small Planet Trading switched to them over a year ago and it’s been easy.

    • stuwatson April 18, 2010 at 11:49 pm #

      Cool. Thanks for sharing, Delona.

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