Caelus and Terrapass Partner to Launch Summer Carbon Offsetting Education Program

Jul 22, 2015 11:45 AM ET

TULSA, July 22, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Caelus Sustainability Consulting (Caelus) and TerraPass have partnered to educate both businesses and individuals about the importance and role carbon offsetting plays to help them reduce their emissions and impact on the environment. The campaign will consist of a series of articles and opinion posts released through several different social media outlets over the next several months. In addition, visitors to the Caelus website will be able to conveniently measure their carbon footprint thanks to the new TerraPass carbon calculator that has been embedded into the site. The goal of the campaign is get people engaged and raise awareness of carbon offsetting while at the same time dispelling some of the common misconceptions that surround the process.

“We are really looking forward to working together with TerraPass on this effort. Their footprint calculator is one of the best available and they are an industry leader in carbon offsetting. The combination of their experience and ours in sustainability strategy and consulting will bring two very important perspectives together,” says Anthony Gilbreath, Principal at Caelus.

Carbon offsetting gained international awareness back in 1997 with the signing of the Kyoto Protocol, but a lot has changed in the last seventeen years. Projects have matured, markets have developed and certifications have strengthened. Carbon offsetting is now a key component of any corporate sustainability program as well as a way for individuals to take action to minimize their impact.

Part of the campaign will concentrate on individuals and their relationship to carbon specifically, while another will be aimed at businesses. “Many people are not aware of the concept of carbon at the individual level and we hope to raise people’s awareness about what a carbon footprint is, what other tools are available to measure individual ecological impact, and what proactive steps can be taken to minimize their impact,” continues Gilbreath.

Offsetting is a critical component to any business’ sustainability program. While ‘carbon neutrality’ should be the ultimate goal of all businesses, it is almost impossible to reach through efficiency gains alone. Offsetting should be used to close that final carbon gap. In fact, it is becoming more and more common to see a sustainability mandate for corporation. According to a 2013 CDP report, companies in the US dominated as the largest source of offset demand by volume, purchasing 6.6 million tonnes of offsets in that year. This Caelus program hopes to educate and support the upward trend for more offset adoption.

“We are committed to boosting awareness around sustainability by educating people. To do that, we provide easy to use tools that help individuals and businesses build a better future for all of us. Through our ongoing collaboration with Caelus we are proud to be able to integrate our event carbon calculator onto their site to further support sustainable efforts and specifically this education campaign,” says Christopher Duzich, Senior Vice President, Green Division for Just Energy. “The calculator empowers us to take control of our carbon footprint by making daily decisions that will reduce your impact on the environment. Together we can make a difference in the fight against climate change.”

To learn more about calculating your carbon footprint or how carbon offsetting can help bring your business or household closer to carbon neutral, please visit our site at

About Caelus 

Caelus is a sustainability consulting firm based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Caelus offers an extensive range of sustainability products which includes CurrentState™ sustainability audit, VendorCheck™ Green Supply Chain services as well as many sustainability reporting services. Caelus also manages the sustainability blog.

About TerraPass

TerraPass, a provider of sustainable carbon emissions solutions since 2004, is a trade name of Just Energy Resources LLC, a member of the Just Energy group of companies that is focused on pursuing sustainable solutions to climate change. We support projects throughout North America that reduce greenhouse gases and produce renewable energy. The TerraPass products and services provide consumers and businesses with the options and ability to help them reduce the environmental impact of their everyday activities through carbon offsets and renewable energy credits.

Contact Information:

Anthony Gilbreath – Principal
Telephone: +1 (917) 725-4222
Twitter: @caelusconsult

Contact Information: 

Nancy Bsales
Telephone: 973-743-5374
Twitter: @terrapass