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Lyft commits to complete carbon neutrality

September 20, 2018


I recognize this is heresy in some environmental circles, but I’ve always liked the idea of carbon offsets. It’s not that they are a solution to climate change by themselves, but they do allow companies and individuals to shift the conversation from direct carbon footprint to overall impact (positive and negative) on the problem of climate change.

So I was delighted earlier this year when—alongside significant commitments to cutting direct emissions—Lyft promised to carbon offset all user rides. And I’m even more delighted now to hear that Lyft is going beyond this commitment, pledging instead to offset all company-related emissions, as well as to purchase enough renewable energy to cover every office space, driver hub, and electric vehicle mile undertaken during the operation of the business.

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