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 Tompkins1737109 lbsTompkins
2Friends of Ellen1402724 lbsTompkins
3Fernow and Friends451477 lbsTompkins
4Mothers Out Front - Corning Community Team400793 lbsTompkins
5Halco Energy324000 lbsTompkins
6Friends of Discover Cayuga Lake286329 lbsTompkins
7Colgate University 212413 lbsTompkins
8CCETC Environment Team142699 lbsTompkins
9Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Binghamton139515 lbsTioga
10Tompkins County Climate Protection Initiative107078 lbsTompkins
11GreenClub100480 lbsTompkins
12Lansing Ospreys98356 lbsTompkins
13Tikkun v'Or84455 lbsTompkins
14Max's Bar Mitzvah83742 lbsTompkins
15Paddle-N-More80000 lbsTompkins
16Wells College Center for Sustainability77067 lbsCayuga
17Ardmortals52019 lbsTompkins
18Columbia | SIPA41040 lbsTompkins
19Camp Pickleson27974 lbsTompkins
20Brylinsky Family11746 lbsTompkins
21Sustainability Center and Finger Lakes ReUse11142 lbsTompkins
22Central New York9316 lbsOnondaga
23Lake George Climate Team9110 lbsSaratoga
24Regenepreneurs8429 lbsTompkins
25Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival 20178304 lbsTompkins
26NYPAN-SFL (NY Progressive Action Network - So. Finger Lakes)3448 lbsTompkins
27Binghamton University Phi Alpha Delta2800 lbsTompkins
28Rochester Community Team--Mothers Out Front2031 lbsMonroe
29Fall Creek Brass Band1567 lbsTompkins
30TeamKI1324 lbsTompkins
31Friends of Sally Gagnon 1238 lbsTioga
32NY NEST1124 lbsOnondaga
33Lee and Cheong706 lbsTompkins
34Binghamton Women's Soccer 670 lbsOnondaga
35Cornell Campus Sustainability Office578 lbsTompkins
36Get Your GreenBack!276 lbsTompkins
Rank Individual Total lbs CO2 offset
1Robert Wolcott1430560 lbs
2Halco400000 lbs
3Park Foundation, Inc218257 lbs
4Dailey Electric, Inc.180000 lbs
5Colgate University160000 lbs
6Alicia Wittink131040 lbs
7Snug Planet120000 lbs
8Beck Equipment80080 lbs
9Natural Investments80000 lbs
10Stuart Staniford68288 lbs
11Leslie Danks Burke67200 lbs
12William and Carol Klepack64000 lbs
13Joe Wilson64000 lbs
14John Keevert57596 lbs
15Dave Ritchie55341 lbs
16Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future51040 lbs
17Phillips Kleinberg Family Fund44000 lbs
18Susan Robinson42198 lbs
19Carol Bushberg Real Estate40000 lbs
20Vanessa Fajans-Turner40000 lbs
21WillieWillie Max37712 lbs
22Juliette Corazón28560 lbs
23kathy russell25240 lbs
24Firelight Camps20000 lbs
25Lynn Leopold20000 lbs
26Megan Szerwo20000 lbs
27Polly Marion20000 lbs
28Liz16216 lbs
29Philip and Mary Lu McPheron16000 lbs
30Judy Jones16000 lbs
31Joseph B. Yavitt and Susan M. Merkel16000 lbs
32Caroline Hyneman14800 lbs
33Jennifer Wilkins13936 lbs
34CCE-TC Environment Team12985 lbs
35Maggie Mowrer12485 lbs
36Gerri Wiley12000 lbs
37Jordan Yanowitz11004 lbs
38Robert L. Cooper and Lucy Keeler10800 lbs
39Todd Cowen9613 lbs
40Lisa (Stratton Charitable Fund)8000 lbs
41Dan Broadway and Alice King8000 lbs
42Wells College8000 lbs
43Judy Epstein8000 lbs
44Elizabeth Riley8000 lbs
45Lisa Kilgore8000 lbs
46Luna Oiwa7015 lbs
47Sierra Club Finger Lakes Group6400 lbs
48Greg Nelson6000 lbs
49R Paul Moore6000 lbs
50Sarah Toner5310 lbs
51Terry Carroll5270 lbs
52Megan5058 lbs
53Thomas Butler4800 lbs
54Joe Burke4000 lbs
55Catriona Breen4000 lbs
56Suresh Sethi4000 lbs
57James Leonard3297 lbs
58Cynthia3208 lbs
59Nick Goldsmith3128 lbs
60Regi Teasley2000 lbs
61Peter McDonald2000 lbs
62-1888 lbs
63Cheyenne Carter1522 lbs
64David Morris 1357 lbs
65Irene Komor740 lbs
66Colton Poore603 lbs
67Sasha Paris0 lbs
68alex0 lbs