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What are Carbon Races?

Everybody knows the clock is ticking when it comes to preventing extreme climate disruption.

We really are in a race against time to wean ourselves from fossil fuels.

Don’t you agree it will be much more fun to race together?

That's why we are hosting the Carbon Races this fall as part of our 'Seal the Cracks' campaign to take 500 tons of CO2 out of our atmosphere by adding insulation, sealing air leaks, and replacing inefficient heating equipment in the homes of local families in need.

Businesses, neighborhoods, churches, organizations - any group of people can form a team and combine their efforts as we move toward our goal of 500 tons by November 30. Every week we will celebrate the top teams for pounds of CO2 offset, number of offsets, or number of players on the team. Teams can also vie for top spots each month and for the overall campaign.

Plus everyone who makes an offset can spin the prize wheel for a chance to win one of dozens of great prizes from local businesses. We think climate protection deserves a reward!


Run Solo

If you don't want to join or create a team for the Carbon Races, we invite you to compete solo against other individuals. Just make a carbon offset and then register as an Individual and every offset you make will accrue to your account on our Leaderboard and give you another opportunity to win a prize from one of our supporting local businesses.

Individual Leaderboard

1
Anonymous

400,000 lbs

1


2
Terrawatt

52,720 lbs

1


3
Park Foundation, Inc

47,549 lbs

1


4
Halco Energy

40,000 lbs

1


5
Zerodraft

20,000 lbs

1


6
Lynn Leopold

20,000 lbs

1


7
Dave Ritchie

19,724 lbs

3


8
Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future

16,123 lbs

1


9
Lisa Watkins

14,919 lbs

1


10
Ithaca Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends

10,640 lbs

1


11
Stuart Staniford

9,466 lbs

4


12
Don and Rita Barber

5,520 lbs

1


13
CCE-TC Environment Team

4,713 lbs

1


14
Joe Burke

4,000 lbs

1


15
James Leonard

3,296 lbs

1


16
Irene Komor

740 lbs

1


17
Esther Mae

128 lbs

1


Create a Team

Anyone can make a team for their organization and invite others to join it. To do so, start things off by using the menu bar at top to make an offset. Once you have purchased your offset, you can create your team and your offset will be credited to the team tally.

Team Leaderboard

1
Team
Friends of Ellen

140,497 lbs

8

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2
Team
Team Gridley

63,957 lbs

5

1


3
Team
Sustainable Tompkins

53,934 lbs

30

11


4
Team
Camp Pickleson

25,148 lbs

23

10


5
Team
Tompkins County Climate Protection Initiative

24,551 lbs

21

9


6
Team
Sustainability Center and Finger Lakes ReUse

11,141 lbs

4

2


7
Team
Fall Creek Brass Band

1,567 lbs

4

1


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