Olympic Gold Medalist Hannah Kearney Offsets Training Emissions with NativeEnergy
Carbon credits fund the Ghana Clean Water Project, providing household water filters
BURLINGTON, VT – January 22, 2014 – From the Andes to the Alps, Hannah Kearney has traveled thousands of miles training to defend her place on the podium in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi on February 8. While glaciers melt under the pressure of greenhouse gas emissions, Kearney is determined to reduce her part in climate change by offsetting all Olympic training travel with NativeEnergy.
“I am committed to respecting and preserving our environment,” Kearney explains. “Air travel is unavoidable for my training and every time I step on a plane, I know I have at least offset the emissions from flying with a good greenhouse gas reduction project from NativeEnergy.”
Kearney’s travel to Sochi, along with all her training miles, is offset through NativeEnergy’s Help Build™ project in Ghana, which provides household water filters to families who might otherwise boil firewood to sanitize drinking water. The elimination or avoidance of burning firewood to boil water for sanitation results in greenhouse gas reductions, creating Gold Standard certified carbon offsets.
“Hannah’s passion, hard work, and commitment to living light provide a model to follow,” said Jeff Bernicke, President at NativeEnergy. “We are pleased Hannah has decided to partner with us to offset her Olympic training travel footprint.”
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. Offsets are currently available for the Ghana Clean Water Project.
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.
About Hannah Kearney
At the age of 19, Hannah was a World Champion. At 21 she had already achieved dominance and had won almost every major title in her sport. She was the one to beat heading into the 2006 Olympics, but came up short. Injuries plagued her 2007 and 2008 seasons. She trained harder than ever before and came back to dominate in 2009. In 2010, Hannah laid everything on the line in the biggest competition of her career. With the best run of her life, she etched her name in the history books with an Olympic Gold Medal. Hannah also won the Overall Moguls Title in 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013; and the World Cup Overall Freestyle title in 2011 and 2012. Hannah has continued to dominate and has worked harder than ever to defend her title in Sochi in 2014.