We all have a carbon footprint, the average in the US is 20 tons of CO emissions per year, over twice the worldwide average.
Reducing your footprint is important but we all have practical needs like home heating and air travel to visit family that are hardship to cut back on. As far as I know, Terrapass is one of the only options.
The site provides insights that are empowering and help you understand how you can change your behavior. The insights alone are worth five stars. I calculated that I cut my footprint in half, primarilly by switching from my gas guzzling Audi wagon to my Ford CMax plug in hybrid.
The only reason I'm not giving Terrapass five stars is that it was hard to get expedited shipping for Chirstmas last year and I would love to see Terrapass available from Amazon or someone else that ships quickly. Of course, expedited shipping should also come with its own carbon offset built in.