Silver Spring, MD, January 04, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- As the U.S. Census Bureau today kicks off a three-month national road tour to raise awareness of the 2010 Census, Carbonfund.org announced that it will donate the carbon offsets for the Road Tour.
With 13 vehicles traveling to communities across America from January through March, the 2010 Census Road Tour offers an engaging, interactive experience to help the public understand the importance of participating in the April 1 Census. The Road Tour is a part of the largest civic outreach and awareness campaign in U.S. history. The Tour itself consists of a national vehicle and 12 regional vehicles that will traverse each of the 12 Census Bureau-identified regions.
Carbonfund.org calculated the 223 metric tons offset donation by calculating the 2010 Road Tour’s carbon footprint including the total distance to be traveled, combined with the number of vehicles and miles per gallon. The donated carbon offsets of the Road Tour will support third-party validated renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects worldwide, all of which contribute to reducing global greenhouse gas emissions.
“We are pleased to help the U.S. Census calculate and offset the carbon footprint of the 2010 Census Portrait of America Road Tour,” said Carbonfund.org President Eric Carlson. “We are honored to be part of such an important public education and outreach initiative aimed at encouraging communities nationwide to participate in the 2010 Census.”
Carbonfund.org is the leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit carbon offset and climate solutions organization, making it easy and affordable for individuals, businesses and organizations to reduce and offset their climate impact.
Carbonfund.org is the leading nonprofit carbon offset and climate solutions organization, making it easy and affordable for individuals, businesses and organizations to reduce and offset their climate impact. Carbon offsets enable individuals and businesses to reduce carbon dioxide emissions they are responsible for in their everyday lives by supporting third-party validated renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects. Carbonfund.org has over 450,000 individual supporters and works with over 1,300 business and nonprofit partners including Discovery, Motorola, Amtrak, Volkswagen, Dell, and Staples. Please visit www.carbonfund.org