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Chevy tackles climate change

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In 2010, Chevrolet announced that they were embarking on their Carbon Reduction Initiative, an effort to invest $40 million in carbon offset projects across the country with the goal of reducing up to 8 million metric tonnes of CO2 emissions. The program includes wind, landfill-gas-to-energy, solar, efficiency, and conservation projects.   

Read More | Jan 29, 2013 |

Give the gift of clean air and water

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Many of us take clean water for granted. But in rural Kenya, waterborne illness can be both common and life-threatening.

Our new carbon offset partnership with Triple Quest gives water filters and training in their use to families in need. By purchasing NativeEnergy carbon offsets from the Kenya Clean Water Project, you will help fund this dynamic program.

Read More | Dec 6, 2012 |

Welcome Santa and cut greenhouse gas pollution with NativeEnergy holiday cards

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The holiday season means lots of carbon emissions—from travel, to shopping, to giving gifts. But with our holiday cards, you can send greetings with the climate in mind.

Each biodegradable card includes carbon offsets that help build new renewable energy projects. Better still, the paper is embedded with wildflower seeds that grow.

Read More | Dec 4, 2012 |

Carbon Pawprint: 9 ways to green your pet

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Pets do a lot for us—from making us giggle to lowering our blood pressure—and life wouldn’t be the same without them. Unfortunately, like people, they have a carbon footprint. According to some researchers, owning a medium-sized dog is comparable to driving a SUV for a year!

Read More | Dec 4, 2012 |

NativeEnergy and In Good Company: Restoring coastal wetlands in Louisiana

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During the first week of November, I traveled to the bayou and participated in helping to restore Louisiana’s coastal wetlands with In Good Company. The organization is a collaboration of like-minded businesses—such as Clif Bar & Company, Annie’s Homegrown, EILEEN FISHER, King Arthur Flour, and Seventh Generation— that make a commitment to community service. Every year, these values-driven companies join together to make a difference through hands-on action and volunteerism, bringing awareness to important issues and communities in need.

Read More | Nov 30, 2012 |

Clif Bar's Elysa Hammond visits Indiana wind project

Posted by: Elysa Hammond, Director of Environmental Strategy, Clif Bar
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We take climate change seriously at Clif Bar & Company. As one part of our climate strategy, we partner with NativeEnergy to help build new sources of renewable energy. Since 2003 we've invested in more than 30 renewable energy projects, including the first Native American-owned wind turbine in South Dakota and a large-scale wind farm in Greensburg, Kansas, a town that rebuilt green after being destroyed by a massive tornado. We’re especially excited about our recent support of school-based wind turbines in Indiana.

Read More | Nov 13, 2012 |

Video: EmPOWERing education in Indiana with on-site wind turbines

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Wind energy is revolutionizing science education. In Indiana, NativeEnergy is helping schools build wind turbines that provide hands-on learning opportunities.

Read More | Nov 12, 2012 |

LOHAS 2012: Corporate responsibility starts from within

The annual LOHAS conference is one that I look forward to. LOHAS is an acronym for lifestyles of health and sustainability. It refers to the substantial market for products and services, ethically delivered, for consumers especially concerned about wellness and corporate responsibility. It is the market at “the Intersection of Personal and Planetary Heath,” as Gwynne Rogers of the Natural Marketing Institute put it.

Read More | Oct 4, 2012 |

NativeEnergy sponsorship supports improved sustainability reporting

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NativeEnergy is the Carbon Offset Sponsor for the New Metrics of Sustainable Business Conference organized by Sustainable Brands. In this role, we are offsetting the greenhouse gas emissions from all conference activities, attendee travel, and hotel stays.

Read More | Sep 27, 2012 |

Why I’m biking to Kokomo

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On October 19, Brian Killkelley and I will take our bicycles to Kokomo, Indiana. Why?

Read More | Sep 26, 2012 |