I like the freedom of self-employment. You make your own decisions and answer only to your own instincts (and those of your two-dozen bosses).
Simply put, it means if I want to work for a “green” company, I can.
Now I do.
It’s Easy Being Green
My wife and I try to keep our energy footprint to a minimum, but decided to offset the carbon dioxide we produce by heating and lighting the house.
Carbon offsets are easy, affordable, and I even accounted for my Web server and home office. Suddenly, my blogs are green too.
The first “green” blogger? Unlikely, but I might be the first “green copywriter blogger” – a distinction that’s almost certainly worth a Wikipedia entry or an appearance on Lettermen (take that, Carson).
But enough crowing. I’ll cut right to the clear, simple explanation.
The Clear Explanation
Essentially, a carbon offset translates your global warming guilt (represented by your dollars) into carbon-dioxide free energy in an amount equal to your carbon footprint.
Several Web-based companies offer carbon offsets, though I chose Terra Pass for its excellent reputation. Patagonia clothing – no slouch in the green department – uses Terra Pass, which was research enough.
From the Terra Pass Web site:
When you buy a TerraPass, your money funds renewable energy projects such as wind farms. These projects result in verified reductions in greenhouse gas pollution. And these reductions counterbalance your own emissions.
You can use their online calculator to figure your carbon offset and even buy an offset online.
And remember, you heard it here first – at The Green Copywriter Blog.
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