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 Friends460757 lbsTompkins
5Mothers Out Front - Corning Community Team406540 lbsSteuben
6Colgate University 372413 lbsMadison
7Friends of Discover Cayuga Lake337680 lbsTompkins
8Tikkun v'Or152736 lbsTompkins
9CCETC Environment Team142699 lbsTompkins
10Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Binghamton139515 lbsBroome
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 | SIPA47375 lbsColumbia
20Camp Pickleson28807 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
27NY NEST4558 lbsBroome
28NYPAN-SFL (NY Progressive Action Network - So. Finger Lakes)3448 lbsBroome
29Binghamton University Phi Alpha Delta2800 lbsBroome
30Rochester Community Team--Mothers Out Front2031 lbsMonroe
31Cornell Campus Sustainability Office1779 lbsTompkins
32Fall Creek Brass Band1567 lbsTompkins
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
2The Rainy Day Fund800000 lbs
3Solar Tompkins800000 lbs
4Halco400000 lbs
5Park Foundation, Inc218257 lbs
6Dailey Electric, Inc.180000 lbs
7Colgate University160000 lbs
8Alicia Wittink131040 lbs
9Snug Planet120000 lbs
10Leslie Danks Burke86800 lbs
11Beck Equipment80080 lbs
12William and Carol Klepack80000 lbs
13Natural Investments80000 lbs
14Sungineer Solar71920 lbs
15Stuart Staniford68288 lbs
16Joe Wilson64000 lbs
17John Keevert57596 lbs
18Dave Ritchie55341 lbs
19Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future51040 lbs
20Susan Robinson45958 lbs
21Phillips Kleinberg Family Fund44000 lbs
22Simply Installs, LLC40000 lbs
23Social Ventures, Inc.40000 lbs
24Trautmann Family Fund40000 lbs
25Carol Bushberg Real Estate40000 lbs
26Vanessa Fajans-Turner40000 lbs
27WillieWillie Max37712 lbs
28Jared Jones29440 lbs
29Juliette Corazón28560 lbs
30kathy russell25240 lbs
31Nancy Jacobson24000 lbs
32Caroline Hyneman21200 lbs
33Firelight Camps20000 lbs
34Lynn Leopold20000 lbs
35Megan Szerwo20000 lbs
36Polly Marion20000 lbs
37Liz16216 lbs
38Jebediah and Christina Mead16000 lbs
39Philip and Mary Lu McPheron16000 lbs
40Judy Jones16000 lbs
41Joseph B. Yavitt and Susan M. Merkel16000 lbs
42Jennifer Wilkins13936 lbs
43CCE-TC Environment Team12985 lbs
44Maggie Mowrer12485 lbs
45Gerri Wiley12000 lbs
46Jordan Yanowitz11004 lbs
47Robert L. Cooper and Lucy Keeler10800 lbs
48Martha Robertson10400 lbs
49Todd Cowen9613 lbs
50Todd Saddler8560 lbs
51Karin Suskin8000 lbs
52Lisa (Stratton Charitable Fund)8000 lbs
53Dan Broadway and Alice King8000 lbs
54Wells College8000 lbs
55Judy Epstein8000 lbs
56Elizabeth Riley8000 lbs
57Lisa Kilgore8000 lbs
58Luna Oiwa7015 lbs
59Sierra Club Finger Lakes Group6400 lbs
60Greg Nelson6000 lbs
61R Paul Moore6000 lbs
62Sarah Toner5310 lbs
63Terry Carroll5270 lbs
64Megan5058 lbs
65Thomas Butler4800 lbs
66Elliot Frost4000 lbs
67gamaypatti@gmail.com4000 lbs
68Joe Burke4000 lbs
69Catriona Breen4000 lbs
70Suresh Sethi4000 lbs
71James Leonard3297 lbs
72Cynthia3208 lbs
73Nick Goldsmith3128 lbs
74Charles Geisler2880 lbs
75Regi Teasley2000 lbs
76Peter McDonald2000 lbs
77-1888 lbs
78Cheyenne Carter1522 lbs
79David Morris 1357 lbs
80Sox Sperry and Lisa Tsetse960 lbs
81Irene Komor740 lbs
82Colton Poore603 lbs
83Leslie Danks-Burke0 lbs
84Sasha Paris0 lbs
85alex0 lbs