Better World Club

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

It's That Time of Year Again!

Better World Staff Retreat in Tahiti!

Uh, Nice Try, Chris

Actually, It's Time to Announce Better World Club's Carbon Offset Contributions for the 2008/2009 Fiscal Year

As carbon offsetting becomes more popular, there has also been a(n) (inevitable?) backlash against offsets. Some argue that global warming doesn't exist (see next door's Washington Watch) while others see offsets as assuaging guilt rather than reducing greenhouse gases.

Better World Club thinks that even if you don't believe in global warming, you should agree that greenhouse gases are still air pollution. (Are the compounds designated as greenhouse gases good for you?) Even though greenhouse gas elimination should be a top priority, carbon offsets are a necessary form of remediation -- just like medicine when we get sick.

This year, Better World Club and our members are purchasing nearly 2,000 offsets which will offset some 1500 tons of greenhouse gas as part of our TravelCool! program.

But we can do better. See below to learn how you can reduce your carbon footprint. (And yes, as we age, our feet do get bigger.)


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