Terrapass Presents Certificate of Sustainability to RSI for Efforts to Reduce Carbon Footprint
Climate sustainability projects conducted worldwide are working towards a more sustainable environment by neutralizing carbon production. Every year each person contributes over 3 million tons of carbon emissions to the atmosphere leading toward an increase in climate change.
In support of sustainability, RSI purchased carbon credits for business activities, including office electric and natural gas use, company-wide vehicle gasoline use, air mileage for employee air travel and commuting usage.
For the third year in a row, Terrepass awarded RSI with a Certificate of Sustainability, recognizing RSI as a carbon-neutral company.
Greenhouse Gases in the United States
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, over 6,667 metric tons of greenhouse gases are emitted every year. In 2018, emissions increased by 3.1% over the previous year. Carbon dioxide accounts for 81% of all emissions, while methane gas equals 10% of total emissions. Transportation accounted for 28%, electricity for 27%, and industry for 22% of total emissions.
How Do Carbon Credits Work?
According to Terrepass, individuals generate 18 metric tons (MT) of carbon emissions per year. An average company generates 3MT per employee. You purchase carbon credits to offset your emission production. Terrepass uses these credits towards the development of sustainable projects that reduce emissions. Below are examples of different projects:
Terrepass works with farms to manage the production of animal waste. Anabolic digesters break down the animal waste into different components eliminating methane, converting fibrous material into animal bedding, and even creating liquid effluent for fertilizer.
These projects replace carbon-based power sources like oil and coal-powered plants.
Methane gas contains 84 times more carbon than carbon dioxide (CO2). When trash in landfills breaks down, it produces methane, which escapes into the atmosphere. Landfill gas recapture systems collect methane and convert it into a renewable energy source.
Abandoned Coal Mines
Underground coal beds generate methane gas, which escapes into the environment through mine shafts. Terrepass works with mine owners to capture methane before it is emitted into the atmosphere.