Carbon offsets help build new renewable energy projects
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – June 6, 2012 – NativeEnergy, a marketer of high-quality carbon offsets, is the carbon sponsor for this week’s Sustainable Brands Conference in San Diego. Corporations looking to further their sustainability efforts, like Google, Best Buy, and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, are convening to share information about strategies and practices that achieve success on the triple bottom line—financial, social, and environmental.
NativeEnergy has taken the lead in offsetting the emissions associated with sustainability conferences, helping organizations to realize their goals for good corporate citizenship. This year, NativeEnergy was the carbon offset sponsor at the ACCO/EPA Climate Leadership Conference in Florida, where Ford, UPS, Intel, and others received awards for climate-based sustainability activities.
NativeEnergy was also the carbon offset sponsor of the 2012 Ceres Conference held in Boston in April. Ceres is a leading network of investors, companies, and public interest groups driving the adoption of sustainable business practices.
Key to its sponsorship, NativeEnergy typically donates Help Build™ carbon offsets that balance the CO2 emissions from event activities, attendee travel, and hotel accommodations. These offsets are unique because they provide upfront funding for clean energy and carbon avoidance projects, and they are produced as the projects operate over time. Recent projects include the Iowa Farms Wind Project, the Wewoka Biogas Project, and the Indiana Community Wind Project.
“Climate change is a critical issue of our time,” said Jeff Bernicke, president of NativeEnergy. “But we believe that businesses have the ability—and the desire—to make a real difference. By gathering together, keeping the conversation going, and avoiding CO2 emissions whenever possible, we are building a more sustainable world.”
To learn more about NativeEnergy carbon offsets, visit http://www.nativeenergy.com/help-build.html.
NativeEnergy is an expert provider of carbon offsets, renewable energy credits, and carbon accounting software. With NativeEnergy’s Help Build™ offsets, businesses and individuals can help finance the construction of wind, biogas, solar, and other carbon reduction projects with strong social and environmental benefits. Since 2000, NativeEnergy’s customers have helped build over 50 projects, reducing more than 2.5 million tons of greenhouse gases, and the company has over 4 million tons under contract. All NativeEnergy carbon offsets undergo third-party validation and verification. Learn more at www.nativeenergy.com.
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