No, I’m not talking a short term lease on an electric car, its on a gasser. Suburban Simi Valley Ford is buying carbon offsets on any new car/truck you buy from them now through Earth Day (April 22, 2013). They will purchase a 2 year carbon offset in your name from Carbonfund.org who in turn sends you a certificate for this purchase.
I talked with Mike Shell the leasing manager at Simi Valley Ford yesterday getting details on this program. SVF is doing this because they want to leave a legacy and be a leader in helping to bring about an end to climate change. So far since the Drive to Save the Environment Campaign started they have offset 1 Million, yes 1,000,000 pounds of carbon going into the air. They hope that other dealers, including other brands will follow suit with this project in coming years. Read the rest of this entry →