For the third year, Teton Gravity Research (TGR) and Protect Our Winters (POW) have partnered to offset the carbon footprint of TGR’s filming. This year’s offsets represent the entire carbon output from all activities emitted during the film production process, which includes global commercial travel, helicopter and snow machine use.
A carbon offset is a reduction in emissions to compensate for carbon dioxide emissions made elsewhere. The offsets were provided by EarlyBird Power, an energy market expert that provides energy management and sustainability solutions to commercial, municipal, and industrial clients across the country. EarlyBird is the low cost provider of carbon offsets to POW and donates a percentage of all its proceeds to POW.
TGR has supported POW since 2008, as part of its larger sustainability strategy to reduce its carbon footprint, while also supporting other environmental organizations such as Surfrider Foundation and 1% For The Planet.
The carbon dioxide will be offset by Methane Waste Avoidance at a facility in Joslin, IL at which a wastewater stream has been capped, preventing the release of the emissions of greenhouse gasses like carbon dioxide and methane. When biomass waste accumulates, it can dissolve in the wastewater stream. This dissolution can produce the aforementioned greenhouse gasses.
"We’re excited to continue our partnership with TGR,” says POW founder and TGR athlete Jeremy Jones. "They’re such valuable partners in our mission to unite and mobilize the winter sports community and now, with EarlyBird, we can help them credibly reduce their annual carbon emissions."
About Teton Gravity Research
One of the world's leading action sports brands, TGR has produced 30 award-winning feature-length films, numerous television series, and national television commercial spots. Known for its cutting edge media and lifestyle product, TGR works with the top athletes in their respective disciplines, capturing, celebrating, and bringing to life the passion and enthusiasm associated with action sports. TGR is a proud member of 1% For The Planet and strongly believes in protecting the environment in which the team works and plays. For more information on TGR, please visit tetongravity.com, one of the leading online destinations and communities in the action sports industry.
About EarlyBird Power
EarlyBird Power is an energy market expert that provides energy management and sustainability solutions to commercial, municipal, and industrial clients across the U.S. A licensed broker in natural gas and electricity in every deregulated market, EarlyBird uses its energy market expertise and key relationships with many wholesale suppliers to help clients save money and go green. EarlyBird continually monitors market opportunities or risks, market trends, and pricing to serve clients every step of the way. For more information, visit earlybirdpower.com.
About Protect Our Winters
Protect Our Winters (POW) is the environmental center point of the winter sports community, united towards a common goal of reducing climate change’s effects on the sport and local mountain communities. POW's focus on is education, activism and community engagement. Visit protectourwinters.org.