It’s a fact. Most gift giving occurs in the month of December. That said, plenty of gifts exchange hands throughout the year. From birthdays and weddings to those “just because” goodies and hostess gifts, there’s often a reason to give.
The next time you’re searching for a gift (think wedding, anniversary, birthday, dinner party, and of course Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Easter, Passover, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, etc.) our friends at terrapass have the perfect solution. For less than $50, the terrapass Festive Bundle provides the opportunity to gift to friends, family and colleagues, while also giving back to Mother Nature. The terrapass Festive Bundle includes 10,000 pounds of carbon offsets (get the basics on carbon offsets here), a special certificate for the recipient, plus a Climate Change Chocolate Bar. Sweet!
Carbon offsets are a critical component in the fight against climate change. Try as we might to reduce our carbon footprint, it’s almost impossible to lower it to zero. Most of us need a car for local transport or must use air travel from time to time, and that computer and cell phone are also contributors to our carbon footprints. This is where carbon offsets come in. A carbon offset is a certificate that represents the removal of one metric ton of carbon dioxide from the Earth’s atmosphere, helping to fight climate change and global warming. With the terrapass Festive Bundle, your present will be the environmental equivalent of taking one car off the road for a year or carbon-balancing half of the electricity used by the average household for a year. Now, THAT’S a meaningful gift!
How does a simple certificate accomplish such an incredible environmental feat? Projects all over the country reduce carbon dioxide in a number of ways. For example, using an anaerobic digester, a dairy farm can capture and destroy methane gas released by decomposing animal manure. To support this effort (and pay for the equipment costs), the farm sells carbon offsets. Terrapass carbon offsets support dozens of projects all over the U.S. that create renewable energy, reduce waste, and/or reduce CO2 emissions. Click here to see a list of the different qualifying terrapass projects.
For the perfect gift that also gives back to the planet, pick up the Festive Bundle here. The recipient of your gift and the Earth will thank you for it.
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