Carbon Race Teams

We’re racing against the clock when it comes to preventing extreme climate disruption.

Don’t you agree it will be much more fun to race together? We created the Carbon Races as a fun, team-based way to take CO2 out of our atmosphere by pooling our efforts at taking responsibility for our personal and workrelated emissions. Of course, we want everyone to do their best to keep shrinking their fossil fuel consumption, but for those currently unavoidable emissions, you can join with others to make a difference! Working together, you’ll be able to take pride that your offsets helped fund home heating improvements for local, lower-income households.

Businesses, neighborhoods, churches, organizations - any group of people can form a team and combine their efforts to see who can offset the most every month. At the end of each month, 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 for the entire year!

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!

Or 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


Carbon Races

Rank Team Total lbs CO2 offset County
1Sustainable Tompkins1713511 lbsTompkins
2Friends of Ellen1538841 lbsTompkins
3Halco Energy724000 lbsTompkins
4Fernow and Friends451836 lbsTompkins
5Mothers Out Front - Corning Community Team369677 lbsSteuben
6Friends of Discover Cayuga Lake326858 lbsTompkins
7Colgate University 212413 lbsMadison
8CCETC Environment Team142699 lbsTompkins
9Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Binghamton139515 lbsBroome
10Tompkins County Climate Protection Initiative116195 lbsTompkins
11GreenClub103200 lbsTompkins
12Tikkun v'Or102665 lbsTompkins
13Wells College Center for Sustainability85067 lbsCayuga
14Max's Bar Mitzvah83460 lbsTompkins
15Paddle-N-More80000 lbsTompkins
16Team Gridley63957 lbsTompkins
17Lansing Ospreys58356 lbsTompkins
18Ardmortals44499 lbsTompkins
19Columbia | SIPA41040 lbsColumbia
20Camp Pickleson25541 lbsTompkins
21Brylinsky Family11746 lbsTompkins
22Sustainability Center and Finger Lakes ReUse11142 lbsTompkins
23Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival 20179626 lbsTompkins
24Central New York9316 lbsOnondaga
25Lake George Climate Team9110 lbsSaratoga
26Regenepreneurs8429 lbsTompkins
27NYPAN-SFL (NY Progressive Action Network - So. Finger Lakes)3448 lbsBroome
28Binghamton University Phi Alpha Delta2800 lbsBroome
29Rochester Community Team--Mothers Out Front2031 lbsMonroe
30Fall Creek Brass Band1567 lbsTompkins
31TeamKI1240 lbsTompkins
32Friends of Sally Gagnon 1238 lbsTioga
33Cornell Campus Sustainability Office862 lbsTompkins
34NY NEST854 lbsBroome
35Lee and Cheong706 lbsTompkins
36Binghamton Women's Soccer 670 lbsBroome
37Get Your GreenBack!276 lbsTompkins
Rank Individual Total lbs CO2 offset
1The Rainy Day Fund800000 lbs
2Solar Tompkins800000 lbs
3Halco400000 lbs
4Park Foundation, Inc218257 lbs
5Dailey Electric, Inc.180000 lbs
6Colgate University160000 lbs
7Alicia Wittink131040 lbs
8Snug Planet120000 lbs
9Leslie Danks Burke92400 lbs
10Beck Equipment80080 lbs
11William and Carol Klepack80000 lbs
12Natural Investments80000 lbs
13Stuart Staniford68288 lbs
14Joe Wilson64000 lbs
15John Keevert57596 lbs
16Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future51040 lbs
17Susan Robinson45958 lbs
18Phillips Kleinberg Family Fund44000 lbs
19Dave Ritchie43901 lbs
20Simply Installs, LLC40000 lbs
21Social Ventures, Inc.40000 lbs
22Trautmann Family Fund40000 lbs
23Carol Bushberg Real Estate40000 lbs
24Vanessa Fajans-Turner40000 lbs
25WillieWillie Max37712 lbs
26Juliette Corazón28560 lbs
27kathy russell25240 lbs
28Nancy Jacobson24000 lbs
29Caroline Hyneman23600 lbs
30Firelight Camps20000 lbs
31Lynn Leopold20000 lbs
32Megan Szerwo20000 lbs
33Polly Marion20000 lbs
34Liz16216 lbs
35Judy Jones16000 lbs
36Joseph B. Yavitt and Susan M. Merkel16000 lbs
37Jennifer Wilkins13936 lbs
38CCE-TC Environment Team12985 lbs
39Maggie Mowrer12485 lbs
40Gerri Wiley12000 lbs
41Jordan Yanowitz11004 lbs
42Robert L. Cooper and Lucy Keeler10800 lbs
43Martha Robertson10400 lbs
44Todd Cowen9613 lbs
45Todd Saddler8560 lbs
46Wes Ernsberger8000 lbs
47Elizabeth Braymen8000 lbs
48Anne Stork8000 lbs
49Karin Suskin8000 lbs
50Lisa (Stratton Charitable Fund)8000 lbs
51Dan Broadway and Alice King8000 lbs
52Wells College8000 lbs
53Judy Epstein8000 lbs
54Elizabeth Riley8000 lbs
55Lisa Kilgore8000 lbs
56Luna Oiwa7015 lbs
57Sierra Club Finger Lakes Group6400 lbs
58Greg Nelson6000 lbs
59R Paul Moore6000 lbs
60Sarah Toner5310 lbs
61Terry Carroll5270 lbs
62Megan5058 lbs
63Thomas Butler4800 lbs
64Elliot Frost4000 lbs
65gamaypatti@gmail.com4000 lbs
66Joe Burke4000 lbs
67Catriona Breen4000 lbs
68Suresh Sethi4000 lbs
69James Leonard3297 lbs
70Cynthia3208 lbs
71Nick Goldsmith3128 lbs
72Chris Braymen2000 lbs
73Regi Teasley2000 lbs
74Peter McDonald2000 lbs
75anonymous1888 lbs
76Cheyenne Carter1522 lbs
77David Morris 1357 lbs
78Irene Komor740 lbs
79Colton Poore603 lbs
80Sara Hess and Jeff Furman0 lbs
81Sara Culotta0 lbs
82Michael Smith0 lbs
83"Campbell's"0 lbs
84Ithaca High School0 lbs
85Emilie Wiesner0 lbs
86Annie Lewandowski0 lbs
87Barbara Fry0 lbs
88Mary Loehr0 lbs
89Lara Estroff0 lbs
90Judith Hyman0 lbs
91Ramapo Catskill Library System0 lbs
92Jebediah and Christina Mead0 lbs
93Sox Sperry and Lisa Tsetse0 lbs
94Robert Wolcott0 lbs
95Jared Jones0 lbs
96Sungineer Solar0 lbs
97Matthew Franke-Singer0 lbs
98Charles Geisler0 lbs
99Sasha Paris0 lbs
100Philip and Mary Lu McPheron0 lbs