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 Tompkins1742889 lbsTompkins
2Friends of Ellen1463893 lbsTompkins
3Halco Energy724000 lbsTompkins
4Fernow and Friends420757 lbsTompkins
5Mothers Out Front - Corning Community Team400793 lbsSteuben
6Colgate University 372413 lbsMadison
7Friends of Discover Cayuga Lake293680 lbsTompkins
8CCETC Environment Team142699 lbsTompkins
9Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Binghamton139515 lbsBroome
10Tikkun v'Or131039 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
32TeamKI1324 lbsTompkins
33Friends of Sally Gagnon 1238 lbsTioga
34Erica & Mik's Wedding900 lbsSchuyler
35NY NEST854 lbsBroome
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
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
10Leslie Danks Burke70000 lbs
11Stuart Staniford68288 lbs
12William and Carol Klepack64000 lbs
13Joe Wilson64000 lbs
14John Keevert57596 lbs
15Dave Ritchie55341 lbs
16Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future51040 lbs
17Susan Robinson45958 lbs
18Phillips Kleinberg Family Fund44000 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 Hyneman15600 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
40Karin Suskin8000 lbs
41Lisa (Stratton Charitable Fund)8000 lbs
42Dan Broadway and Alice King8000 lbs
43Wells College8000 lbs
44Judy Epstein8000 lbs
45Elizabeth Riley8000 lbs
46Lisa Kilgore8000 lbs
47Luna Oiwa7015 lbs
48Sierra Club Finger Lakes Group6400 lbs
49Greg Nelson6000 lbs
50R Paul Moore6000 lbs
51Sarah Toner5310 lbs
52Terry Carroll5270 lbs
53Megan5058 lbs
54Thomas Butler4800 lbs
55Joe Burke4000 lbs
56Catriona Breen4000 lbs
57Suresh Sethi4000 lbs
58James Leonard3297 lbs
59Cynthia3208 lbs
60Nick Goldsmith3128 lbs
61Regi Teasley2000 lbs
62Peter McDonald2000 lbs
63-1888 lbs
64Cheyenne Carter1522 lbs
65David Morris 1357 lbs
66Irene Komor740 lbs
67Colton Poore603 lbs
68Sasha Paris0 lbs
69alex0 lbs