Climate Change Chocolate: Eat Chocolate, Reduce Carbon Footprint (Yum).

Via Rachel Steele
on Jan 30, 2009
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Wanna save the world? Feeling overwhelmed? Eat Chocolate.

We all know it’s not that simple, but every time you buy a Climate Change Chocolate Bar, in Milk or Dark Chocolate, you also purchase carbon offsets, 133 lbs of CO2, America’s per-capita daily emissions, to be exact.  Climate Change Chocolate is the result of a partnership between New Zealand based chocolatiers, Bloomsbury & Co, and terrapass, a company that sell carbon offsets, buy investing in “clean energy and efficiency projects such as wind farms.” The company aims to help people reduce his or her carbon footprint, and they also recently teamed up with Expedia, to give travelers the opportunity to “green” trips by purchasing offsets.  But enough about the facts, I recently had  the Milk Chocolate Climate Change Chocolate Bar and it was good. Damn Good.  And offsetting my carbon emissions in the process, yeah that felt pretty good too.  As an added bonus, each chocolate wrapper has eco-friendly tips for daily life.  Most are common sense, but every now and then who doesn’t need a little reminding to “drive smoothly rather than braking and accelerating,” or to wash clothes in cold water?  So head over to participating Whole Foods (by bike or bus if possible!), or order one online, the company offsets the carbon emissions from the production and distribution of Climate Change Chocolate.


About Rachel Steele

Rachel Steele originally hails from Charleston, SC, but schlepped all the way to Boulder to play in the mountains and study at the University of Colorado. She graduated with a degree in in Political Geography in 2008 and then briefly traveled in India and was certified as a yoga teacher in 2009 at Holy Cow Yoga Studio. She has since returned to her mother's ancestral home of Brooklyn, NY and is proud to call the Williamsburg area home. Despite what her mother recently said, she doesn't think she's become a hipster. She does wears many hats, including a fedora with a pin of Lindsey Lohan on it, but the one that is most important to her is that of a feminist filmmaker. She also loves live music, enjoys cooking, and is happiest when rabble rousing. She does miss Colorado, but feels very connected to her college home when writing for elephant. Her personal blog can be found at and on imdb.


7 Responses to “Climate Change Chocolate: Eat Chocolate, Reduce Carbon Footprint (Yum).”

  1. Ben says:

    Sounds tasty!

  2. Elizabeth Quattlebaum says:

    ooooo i want some!!!

  3. Margaret Valiunas says:


  4. Sweet! Now I can feel good about my chocolate addiction! Mmmmmmm… chocolate. Mmmmmmm… offsetting my carbon emissions.

  5. youknowwho says:

    yummmmmmmm chocolate!

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