Offsetter Stories

Peter Bardaglio

This past year, Peter Bardaglio and his wife Wrexie took three car trips. They went to Maine in April for his brother’s memorial service; to Virginia in June to celebrate the graduations of two of their grandchildren, one from high school and the other from college; and to the Adirondacks in October to celebrate the wedding of two close friends. They purchased carbon offsets with the Finger Lakes Climate Fund for all three trips.

Offsetting carbon emissions clearly aligns with Peter’s core values.  He is the coordinator of the Tompkins County Climate Protection Initiative and the executive director of the Ithaca 2030 District, which is helping commercial building owners in downtown Ithaca improve the energy and water performance of their properties and reduce their carbon footprints. He’s also a co-founder of the Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming and the New Roots Charter School, and continues to serve on their boards.

Peter says, “I think the Finger Lakes Climate Fund offsets are unique because they are local, they help folks who might not otherwise be able to afford heat pumps and energy efficiency upgrades, and they contribute to the growth of the regional green economy.”  We are grateful to Peter for his profound commitment to the planet and for his support of the Finger Lakes Climate Fund!

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