Ed gets a call that he and Rachelle have been asked to attend the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. But the last minute invite gives them only two days to get ready for the big trip! Ed insists on driving the hybrid car to the event, but Rachelle opts to leave a day later on a plane.
Rachelle understands that Ed wants to save on gas emissions, but there is no way she is showing up at Sundance in anything less than luxurious.
Since both of them already have a jam-packed schedule, they prepare to put things into high gear in order to leave on time. Ed makes a list so they can split the errands to save time, but he ends up taking on almost all the jobs.
Rachelle begins with the most important thing on her list - packing. Even though she's not leaving for a few days, she likes to do preliminary packing just in case she needs to buy something for the trip. On the other hand, Ed always has a packed suitcase in his closet ready for any last minute roles he picks up, so he's already set for his trip to Utah.
The Begleys can't cancel their social obligations and have friends visit before they leave for the festival. Tommy, Rachelle's publicist from Virginia - who happens to also be a chicken farmer - stops by to chat and help her pick out a dress for the parties she'll be attending at Sundance.
Ed checks off another item from his list with a visit to his neighbor, Bill Nye the Science Guy. Besides being neighbors, both share an interest in the environment. Bill is adding solar panels to his home and wanted Ed to come by and see the new products. He's impressed with Bills solar system, which is more updated and advanced than Ed's 15 year old panels. Bill then shows off his clean and organized garage, that includes a shiny clean floor. Ed, flashing back to his jumbled, cluttered workshop is jealous of Bill's set up. But the jealousy appears to be mutual when Bill hints that living so close has him feeling like he has to "keep up with the Begleys."
Trying to save time and energy, Rachelle and Ed decide to ride together while running errands. Ed needs to have his wood cutting knives sharpened, and Rachelle wants to pick up some vitamins before the trip. After dropping off the blades, Ed joins Rachelle inside the store to get the vitamins. While there, Ed decides to pick up a few extra things. But when he reaches the counter, he realizes he doesn't have a canvas bag to carry his items. Rather than taking paper or plastic, Ed opts to carry his groceries out in just his arms while Rachelle looks on rolling her eyes.
Back at home, Ed signs his and Rachelle's trip up through TerraPass. Ed explains how to calculate the amount of carbon dioxide the travel will create, and then they can buy a TerraPass to create an offsetting amount of new green energy. Their TerraPasses allow them to cancel out their carbon footprints. Rachelle thinks he only does all this to alleviate his guilt...but she comes to understand it's really a good thing.
Later Ed packs his bags into the hybrid car for his trip out west. Rachelle, staying behind an extra day before taking her flight, sees him off. She kisses him goodbye and reminds him to drive safe because she has no idea how to run any of the energy in their home.
For more information about how Ed and Rachelle use TerraPass to offset their carbon usage, go to www.terrapass.com/ed .