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 Tompkins1744680 lbsTompkins
2Friends of Ellen1524853 lbsTompkins
3Halco Energy724000 lbsTompkins
4Fernow and Friends420757 lbsTompkins
5Mothers Out Front - Corning Community Team400793 lbsSteuben
6Colgate University 372413 lbsMadison
7Friends of Discover Cayuga Lake337680 lbsTompkins
8CCETC Environment Team142699 lbsTompkins
9Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Binghamton139515 lbsBroome
10Tikkun v'Or136858 lbsTompkins
11Tompkins County Climate Protection Initiative130941 lbsTompkins
12GreenClub103200 lbsTompkins
13Wells College Center for Sustainability85067 lbsCayuga
14Max's Bar Mitzvah83460 lbsTompkins
15Paddle-N-More80000 lbsTompkins
16Team Gridley63957 lbsTompkins
17Lansing Ospreys58676 lbsTompkins
18Ardmortals52019 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
30Cornell Campus Sustainability Office1779 lbsTompkins
31Fall Creek Brass Band1567 lbsTompkins
32NY NEST1513 lbsBroome
33TeamKI1324 lbsTompkins
34Friends of Sally Gagnon 1238 lbsTioga
35Erica & Mik's Wedding900 lbsSchuyler
36Lee and Cheong706 lbsTompkins
37Binghamton Women's Soccer 670 lbsBroome
38Get Your GreenBack!276 lbsTompkins
39Test Team122 lbsTompkins
Rank Individual Total lbs CO2 offset
1Robert Wolcott2230800 lbs
2Solar Tompkins800000 lbs
3Halco400000 lbs
4Park Foundation, Inc218257 lbs
5Dailey Electric, Inc.180000 lbs
6Colgate University160000 lbs
7Alicia Wittink131040 lbs
8Snug Planet120000 lbs
9Beck Equipment80080 lbs
10Natural Investments80000 lbs
11Leslie Danks Burke75600 lbs
12Stuart Staniford68288 lbs
13William and Carol Klepack64000 lbs
14Joe Wilson64000 lbs
15John Keevert57596 lbs
16Dave Ritchie55341 lbs
17Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future51040 lbs
18Susan Robinson45958 lbs
19Phillips Kleinberg Family Fund44000 lbs
20Trautmann Family Fund40000 lbs
21Carol Bushberg Real Estate40000 lbs
22Vanessa Fajans-Turner40000 lbs
23WillieWillie Max37712 lbs
24Jared Jones29440 lbs
25Juliette Corazón28560 lbs
26kathy russell25240 lbs
27Social Ventures, Inc.20000 lbs
28Firelight Camps20000 lbs
29Lynn Leopold20000 lbs
30Megan Szerwo20000 lbs
31Polly Marion20000 lbs
32Caroline Hyneman18000 lbs
33Liz16216 lbs
34Philip and Mary Lu McPheron16000 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
43Todd Cowen9613 lbs
44Karin Suskin8000 lbs
45Lisa (Stratton Charitable Fund)8000 lbs
46Dan Broadway and Alice King8000 lbs
47Wells College8000 lbs
48Judy Epstein8000 lbs
49Elizabeth Riley8000 lbs
50Lisa Kilgore8000 lbs
51Luna Oiwa7015 lbs
52Sierra Club Finger Lakes Group6400 lbs
53Greg Nelson6000 lbs
54R Paul Moore6000 lbs
55Sarah Toner5310 lbs
56Terry Carroll5270 lbs
57Megan5058 lbs
58Thomas Butler4800 lbs
59Joe Burke4000 lbs
60Catriona Breen4000 lbs
61Suresh Sethi4000 lbs
62James Leonard3297 lbs
63Cynthia3208 lbs
64Nick Goldsmith3128 lbs
65Charles Geisler2880 lbs
66Regi Teasley2000 lbs
67Peter McDonald2000 lbs
68-1888 lbs
69Cheyenne Carter1522 lbs
70David Morris 1357 lbs
71Irene Komor740 lbs
72Colton Poore603 lbs
73Leslie Danks-Burke0 lbs
74Sasha Paris0 lbs
75alex0 lbs