uShip and TerraPass Partner on Carbon Offset Program for Shipping
16 January 2007
The program enables uShip service providers to balance out the greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the shipment of goods by funding clean energy and efficiency projects. uShip calculates the monthly carbon footprint of service providers enrolled in the program using the weight and distance of shipments booked on uShip. These emissions are then balanced by TerraPass through domestic wind farms, biomethane projects, and energy efficiency projects.
uShip is already the most efficient way to ship because our marketplace helps carriers fill empty cargo space in their trucks. The TerraPass Certified Provider Program is another tool we provide for our community to help reduce shipping’s contribution to global warming.—Matthew Chasen, CEO of uShip
uShip members list anything they need shipped, from household goods to vehicles to freight, and receive bids from feedback-rated service providers, including movers, carriers, transporters, van lines, freight brokers and independent service providers.
TerraPass offers a way for individuals who are concerned about global warming to balance out their own impact by funding projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Just two years old, TerraPass has grown to more than 30,000 members, and has partnerships with Expedia (earlier post) and Ford Motor Company (earlier post).
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