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Global Warming and Carbon Offsets

Trippin' has offset all the pollution created from energy use in making the show, to ensure that it would not contribute to global warming. Whether we realize it or not, we all contribute to global warming. How? When we burn oil or coal-usually in our vehicles and power plants-we produce carbon dioxide (CO 2), the most prevalent greenhouse gas. As greenhouse gases build up faster than they can break down, more and more heat is trapped in the atmosphere and the earth's climate is altered. Both humans and wildlife are already experiencing the effects of climate change.

Carbon dioxide is not produced when electricity is generated using wind, solar, water, or other safe, clean sources. By avoiding pollution, "clean" generators get credit for the social (improved public health) and environmental (reduced pollution) attributes of their power, which is measured in tons avoided. Individuals or companies can buy those credits or "offsets" through carbon trading organizations, in the form of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) or "green tags." When you purchase RECs or tags, you are offsetting the CO 2 released in the creation of the actual electricity you used.

To figure out what your carbon footprint is - the energy you use and how it contributes to global warming visit Clean Air - Cool Planet

For more information about offsetting your carbon by supporting future wind farms, visit Bonneville Environmental Foundation and NativeEnergy


Need More Info?
Here's a list of important environmental resource links.
Keep 'em handy.

The Center for Environmental Leadership in Business
Conservation International: Business & Environment
Conservation International: Ecotourism
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Frankfurt Zoological Society
Glossary of Environmental Terms
The Jane Goodall Institute
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
The Nature Conservancy
NOLS: National Outdoor Leadership School
Public Agenda: Environment
Reef Check
Sierra Club
World Wildlife Fund


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