New Sponsor: TerraPass

26 May 2010, by Brian in Uncategorized

We are excited to announce that TerraPass is partnering with Baatar Hero to offset our carbon emissions generated by taking part in the Mongol Rally!

Wind FarmTerraPass was just awarded Best Carbon Offset Provider for Treehugger’s second annual Best of Green Awards in April.  I have purchased TerraPass carbon offsets for my cars, flights and home energy use in the past, and they were definitely part of our sustainability plan for this trip.  So we are thrilled that they have chosen to sponsor our team with their carbon credits! TerraPass credits will offset the carbon emissions generated by Baatar Hero’s flights to Europe and home from Mongolia, as well as the emissions of our two small, fuel efficient Fiat Puntos.

Our sustainability plan includes impact and energy reduction strategies that we will be documenting throughout the trip.  Until there are truly zero emission transportation options for travelers though, balancing our energy usage with carbon credits is just one more step towards reducing our travel footprint as we race towards Mongolia.  TerraPass offers a great solution for travelers  by funding renewable energy projects, like methane-gas electricity systems, wind farms, and landfill gas reduction, while transparent reports about where and how your money is spent let you follow the path of your dollars.

In addition to offering a great offset product, they operate an informative blog and newsletter, The TerraPass Footprint, which is filled with conservation tips, news stories about the latest in environmental politics, and information about cool green gadgets.  The Footprint has been one of my favorite sustainable travel resources.

We want YOU to join us in offsetting your carbon emissions, so TerraPass is offering a special coupon code for everybody following Baatar Hero.  As a reader/viewer of this blog you can get 10% off your carbon credit purchases at TerraPass.com by entering the coupon code “baatar” when you check out.  They have an easy to use carbon footprint calculator which you can use to measure your impact.  So go offset your car, travel, and home energy use now and save!

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