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World Water Day is Saturday March 22!

Posted by: Tiffany Shaw
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According to the World Health Organization, 2 million deaths worldwide are attributable to unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene. Our Clean Water Campaign is changing the lives of thousands through access to clean water.

Read More | Mar 20, 2014 |

NativeEnergy Carbon Offset Report for Sustainable Brands 2013

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For three years we have been the official carbon offset and renewable energy sponsor of Sustainable Brands events.

Read More | Mar 13, 2014 |

Stories of Lives Changed

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Our Clean Water Campaign is improving the lives of thousands by installing water filters in homes across Kenya, Ghana, and other communities.

Read More | Mar 3, 2014 |

Keep Our Winters Cool with Olympian Hannah Kearney

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We have an Olympic gold medalist on our team! Winner of the 2010 gold medal in moguls, Hannah Kearney has joined the fight to keep our winters cool by offsetting all her training travel emissions with us.

Read More | Jan 23, 2014 |

5 Last Minute Green Holiday Gifts

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Give from the heart and your food shed. Visit your local farmers market or co-op to gather locally grown ingredients for easy recipes. Here in the Northeast, your gift basket could be stuffed with local squash, apples, garlic and toasted pumpkin seeds, along with a recipe for butternut squash soup (roast all, puree with a bit of water, enjoy). Eating local reduces the miles food travels between the farm and the table, lowering greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.

Read More | Dec 20, 2013 |

10,000 Lives Changed with Clean Water—On the way to 20,000 by the end of 2014

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Our Clean Water Campaign is changing lives across Kenya, Ghana, Honduras and other communities. To date, our in-country partners have installed simple Hydraid® biosand water filters in more than 2,300 homes.

Read More | Nov 19, 2013 |

Kirsten McKnight on the Project Supply Process

Posted by: Kirsten McKnight
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My job at NativeEnergy is to vet new projects, particularly forestry and clean water projects. I work closely with NGOs and small businesses trying to make a difference here in the US and in Kenya, Ghana, Honduras, Tanzania, and beyond.

Read More | Oct 14, 2013 |

Climate Change journal focuses special issue on Indigenous peoples

Posted by: Jonny Bearcub Stiffarm
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This week, the Portland, Oregon based Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC), a technical support and coordinating agency for fishery management policies of the Columbia River Basin's four treaty tribes, is applauding the publication of the journal Climate Change. The October special issue is a collaboration of 50 authors focusing on the experiences and actions of Indigenous peoples as they cope with climate change today. 

Read More | Oct 7, 2013 |

World Water Week just passed. Did you notice?

Posted by: Tom Rawls
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Today, 780 million individuals still live without access to clean and safe water sources. Two and a half billion people lack access to improved sanitation facilities. One billion people defecate in the open.  Is that too much information?

Read More | Sep 17, 2013 |

From the President: The Case For Supply Chain Sustainability Investments

Posted by: Jeff Bernicke
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Recently members of NativeEnergy’s leadership team were in Berkeley, CA to convene a gathering of thought leaders from various organizations around a broad range of sustainability topics.  The event was a working session attended by food and beverage companies, retailers, consumer goods manufacturers and others.  The goal wasn’t to tout the successes of various sustainability programs.  Rather, the group came together to discuss their aspirations around sustainability, gaps in existing initiatives, and barriers that are preventing businesses from achieving their goals.  As we dove into the discussion, it was clear that while each segment has its own unique set of concerns, some issues are universal.

Read More | Jul 23, 2013 |