Offsetting Your Emissions


By: Gaia Staff  |  July 31, 2006

There are many great reasons for purchasing greenhouse gas (GHG) offsets. You may be already taking actions to reduce your own GHG emissions but would like to do more to decrease global GHG levels. You may not be able to avoid certain tasks and activities that generate GHGs. Examples include air travel and electricity use. Purchasing credits would allow to you to offset your GHG emissions from these activities. How do you purchase offsets? The organizations listed below provide tools that will help you calculate your GHG emissions and the cost of offsets. These organizations invest in carbon sequestration projects that enhance forestry sinks, mitigation activities such as landfill methane capture, energy efficiency projects, and in renewable energy projects such as wind farms. Check them out. You’ll see how easy it is to purchase carbon offsets! Offsetters: a Canadian registered non-profit organization that enables you to offset the carbon dioxide emissions from your lifestyle and air travel. www.offsetters.com Cooldrivepass: a Canadian organization that enables drivers to offset their vehicles’ carbon dioxide emissions. www.cooldrivepass.com BC Hydro Green Power Certificates: the offsets you purchase are used to invest in such renewable energy projects as small hydro and landfill gas capture which are connected to the grid. http://www.bchydro.com/business/gpcerts/gpcerts3621.html Pembina Institute: a non-profit environmental policy research and education organization in Alberta that allows you to invest in wind farm projects. http://www.pembina.org/wind/wind_power.php Tree Canada Foundation: a Canadian charitable organization that will help you make your events, your home, and your vehicle use carbon neutral. http://www.treecanada.ca/ Terrapass: the carbon offsetting option for vehicle drivers in the US. www.terrapass.com   <a href=”http://www.myyogaonline.com/about-us/authors/kreg-weiss-b-hkin”>Kreg Weiss</a> is a co-founder of My Yoga Online and certified Hatha Yoga Teacher. Several years ago, Kreg discovered yoga while teaching health and fitness. Yoga dramatically transformed Kreg’s approach to teaching health and wellness as well as changed his personal life bringing new direction in finding physical, mental, and spiritual growth.


 

Kreg Weiss

With an extensive background in anatomy and physiology, Kreg Weiss is not only a certified Yoga Teacher but is also certified in Kinesiology (Exercise Science).
Every single one of his classes integrates a purposeful, meditative quality, which allows an experience of connection and mental reflection – all while the body explores expansion and renewal.
Following several successful years of venturing in the wellness industry as a personal trainer, group fitness trainer, and national competitive athlete, Kreg Weiss received his certification in yoga in 2002. He feels privileged to be able to empower his students with practices that are educational and engaging, all while being accessible. Soon after becoming an teacher, Weiss decided to expand his knowledge of the human body at University of British Columbia where he studied both Kinesiology and Health Sciences.
In 2004, Kreg Weiss? passion for yoga led him to co-create MyYogaOnline.com, allowing him to share his love of yoga with people around the globe. Through integrity-driven classes, Weiss aims to provide students with the tools they need in order to pursue a one of a kind, confident practice, where asanas, pranayama, and meditation interact collectively to rejuvenate and heal the body and mind.


 

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