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Recent Press Releases

July 5, 2017
Providing Clean Water to Small Coffee Growers in Honduras

July 5, 2015 – BURLINGTON, VT – In this ever-shrinking global market, awareness and information is more accessible than ever. It is increasingly important to not only know where the products we consume come from, but to know more (and do more) about the conditions of the lives of those who bring those products to the world.. Read more

March 3, 2015
How Ben & Jerry's is Fighting Global Warming

March 3, 2015 – BURLINGTON, VT – Over the years, Ben & Jerry’s has worked hard to reduce the environmental footprint of our company. In 2002, we began offsetting the carbon footprint from our manufacturing facilities with our Vermont-based partner, NativeEnergyRead more

September 16, 2014

Ben & Jerry's Partnership Decreases GHG
September 16, 2014 – BURLINGTON, VT – Green Dream Farm in Enosburg Falls, Vt., expects to lower its greenhouse gas emissions by 12,900 metric tons over the next 10 years and save $30,000 annually as the result of a partnership with ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s and NativeEnergy, a carbon offset and project development company.| Read more

July 15, 2014
Jeff Bernicke Named CEO of NativeEnergy

July 15, 2014 – BURLINGTON, VT – NativeEnergy, Inc., a leader in the carbon offset market for more than a decade, announced today that Jeff Bernicke has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer.  Bernicke has been President of NativeEnergy since 2010 and will retain his role as President.  | Read more

April 22, 2014
Designtex Helps Fund Reforestation Project: Apple orchard to support urban food shelves

April 22, 2014 - Burlington, VT - On this Earth Day, NativeEnergy is celebrating funding from Designtex for the Oka Trees of Hope Reforestation Project. One of its newest Help Build™ projects, Oka Trees for Hope aims to restore up to 300 acres of degraded land to a mixture of biodiversity-rich forest and fruit orchards.  | Read more

January 30, 2014
Aveda and EILEEN FISHER Enable New Wind Energy Project at Indiana School with Purchase of NativeEnergy Carbon Offsets
13,000 metrics tons of carbon emissions to be reduced with 900kW turbine at K-12 school

January 30, 2013 – Burlington, VT – Two leaders in corporate sustainability have come together with other small businesses like The Clymb to purchase Help Build™ carbon offsets from NativeEnergy, providing essential upfront funding for a 900kW wind turbine at the Shenandoah School Corporation campus in rural Middletown, Indiana. | Read more

January 22, 2014
Olympic Gold Medalist Hannah Kearney Offsets Training Emissions with NativeEnergy
Carbon credits fund the Ghana Clean Water Project, providing household water filters

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. | Read more

January 21, 2014
NativeEnergy Announces Acquisition of Assets of SunOne Solutions
Expands capacity with sequestration projects for both voluntary and California cap-and-trade carbon markets

January 21, 2014 – Burlington, VT – NativeEnergy, Inc., a preeminent developer and retailer of carbon offset projects, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the business and assets of SunOne Solutions, known for its reputation as a leading developer of land-based carbon offset projects.  Building on NativeEnergy’s history of developing renewable energy, farm-based, and clean water projects for corporate clients, the acquisition will significantly expand the company’s portfolio and pipeline for the voluntary and California compliance markets.| Read more

November 25, 2013
National Geographic, REVERB and Musicians help deliver clean water to 10,000
Through NativeEnergy’s Clean Water Campaign, National Geographic Expeditions, REVERB, and artists that work with REVERB have provided essential upfront funding for the installation of Hydraid® biosand filters in households lacking access to clean water. The Clean Water Campaign, using NativeEnergy’s Help Build™ project model, installs water filters in Kenya, Ghana, and Honduras with communities in Ethiopia and India under review for subsequent projects.| Read more

October 4, 2013
Climate Change journal focuses special issue on Indigenous peoples as they cope with consequences of climate change 
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

August 29, 2013
NativeEnergy School Wind Projects Chip Away Corporate Carbon Footprints
Today’s announcement spotlights the most recent of NativeEnergy community wind projects. The 900kW turbine at the Shenandoah School Corporation campus in rural Middletown, Indiana will generate clean energy for the K-12 school and avoid an estimated 13,000 tonnes of carbon emissions. In addition, the School will save a net of $1.7 million during the first 20 years of operation of the project, which is the term NativeEnergy used to evaluate this project’s economics. Read more

July 25, 2013
Austin College Encourages Students to Offset CO2 Emissions with NativeEnergy
Austin College is working with NativeEnergy to offset the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the travel portion of one of their most important study abroad programs. Through the initiative, faculty and students can build the cost of offsetting the emissions into their trip budget, capturing an externality often forgotten. | Read more

June 27, 2013
Recyclebank Reduces Carbon Footprint 27 Percent from 2011 to 2012, Funds NativeEnergy Clean Water Initiative
Today Recyclebank®, the company that rewards people for taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals , announced a 27 percent reduction in its corporate carbon emissions, down from 830 metric tonnes in 2011 to 602 metric tonnes in 2012. Since 2009, Recyclebank has partnered with NativeEnergy to calculate the company’s greenhouse gas emissions, paving the way for Recyclebank to reduce its operational footprint. Each year, Recyclebank offsets its remaining emissions partnering with NativeEnergy, providing critical funding for greenhouse gas reduction projects. | Read more

June 19, 2013
NativeEnergy Teams With Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. to Help Build Wind Turbine for Lake Region State College
Today, representatives from NativeEnergy, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR), and Lake Region State College in North Dakota will attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the completion of a 1.6 MW wind turbine. Through the purchase of NativeEnergy’s Help Build™ offsets, GMCR provided critical upfront funding to enable the project to be developed. The turbine will provide LRSC with energy and a teaching tool for students. | Read more

June 4, 2013
NativeEnergy to Offset Emissions from Sustainable Brands ’13 Conference
NativeEnergy, a leader in the carbon offset market for more than a decade, is the carbon sponsor for this week’s Sustainable Brands Conference in San Diego. Corporations looking to further their sustainability efforts, like Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Unilever, and Coca Cola are convening to share information about strategies and practices that deliver financial, social, and environmental benefits. | Read more

June 3, 2013
Designtex Operates Carbon Neutral for 4th Year in a Row, Funds Indiana School Wind and Ute Tribe’s Carbon Offset Projects
Designtex announced today that for the fourth year in a row it has operated as a carbon neutral company. The New York-based surface materials company assessed its full operational footprint and reduced or offset the greenhouse gas emissions associated with its business, resulting in a net-zero footprint. Designtex continues to partner with NativeEnergy, a leading provider of carbon offsets and greenhouse-gas footprint consulting. To mitigate its emissions, Designtex is funding two projects this year, the first of which is the Indiana School Wind project. | Read more

April 29, 2013
Chevy Brings ‘Big Smile’ to the Face of Carbon Reduction
In January, Chevrolet announced new investments in projects that reduce greenhouse gas
emissions as a part of its carbon reduction program, which seeks to prevent up to 8 million
metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the earth’s atmosphere. | Read more

April 2, 2013
NativeEnergy and GreenBiz report CO2 emissions for the 2013 GreenBiz Forums
NativeEnergy, a leading provider of carbon offsets and renewable energy credits, has
calculated the greenhouse gas emissions for the 2013 GreenBiz Forums hosted in
New York City and San Francisco. | Read more

February 14, 2013
Curtis Packaging partners with NativeEnergy to bring clean water to rural Kenya
Curtis Packaging has offset the projected greenhouse gas emissions from their operations in
2013 by helping to support a NativeEnergy project providing water filters to households in rural
Kenya. This project reduces the amount of CO2 released into the atmosphere from the burning
of unsustainably harvested wood to boil and purify water. | Read more

February 12, 2013
GreenBiz Forum’s first carbon offset sponsor, NativeEnergy, balances 2013 emissions
GreenBiz Group, Inc., the first media company focused exclusively on defining and accelerating
the business of sustainability, has selected NativeEnergy as the official carbon offset sponsor
for the 2013 GreenBiz Forums in New York City and San Francisco. NativeEnergy will balance
the emissions from attendee travel, venue use, and hotel accommodations with signature
Help Build™ carbon offsets and other carbon offsets. | Read more

January 23, 2013
Kendall-Jackson joins Green‑e Marketplace with 100% renewable energy commitment
3BL Media
- Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) announced today that Kendall-Jackson
and parent wine company Jackson Family Wines, based in Santa Rosa, Calif., have joined
Green-e® Marketplace after purchasing 36,000 megawatt-hours of Green-e Energy Certified
renewable energy certificates from NativeEnergy. The purchase is on behalf of 100 percent of
the total annual electricity needs for Kendall-Jackson’s U.S.-based operations. | Read more

January 15, 2013
Energy offsets the 2012 New Metrics of Sustainable Business Conference
The 2012 New Metrics of Sustainable Business Conference explored how companies are defining,
measuring, and managing value for the future. The two-day conference in Philadelphia drew
participation from six countries and attracted leaders from brands as wide-ranging as Dow, Disney,
Procter & Gamble, Interface, Hess, Nestlé, L’Oreal, Bloomberg, and dozens more. | Read more

January 8, 2013
The Clymb offsets its shipping carbon emissions and helps build NativeEnergy’s
Indiana School Wind Project

The Clymb, the leading flash-sale e-tailer for the outdoor and active lifestyle, ships thousands
of packages a day to its members across the country. Each one of those packages travels by
plane, truck, or train to reach its customers. To combat emissions from shipping transportation,
The Clymb is partnering with NativeEnergy. | Read more 

November 29, 2012
Energy launches international carbon offset partnership that provides safe water
and cuts CO2 pollution

NativeEnergy, a leading provider of carbon offsets, is launching a program that combines clean
water with carbon reductions in Kenya, Ghana, Ethiopia, and other developing countries. Credits
are now available from the Kenya Clean Water Project, which will reduce 100,000 tons of
greenhouse gas pollution. All projects are being certified to the Gold Standard, the leading
international carbon offset standard. | Read more

October 19, 2012
October 19 event celebrates school wind energy projects, built with carbon funding
from CLIF Bar, AVEDA, Ben & Jerry’s, and REVERB

Today, Northwestern School Corporation, NativeEnergy, and Performance Services (PSI) are
celebrating the installation of a 900kW wind turbine on the Northwestern High School campus.
The turbine—one of three Indiana school wind projects PSI and NativeEnergy are co-operating
on—will power school buildings and cut greenhouse gas pollution. CLIF Bar, Ben & Jerry’s, AVEDA,
and REVERB have helped enable the combined Indiana School Wind Project by purchasing
Energy’s Help Build™ carbon offsets. | Read more

September 5, 2012
Indiana schools install wind turbines with help from NativeEnergy
NativeEnergy is offering carbon offsets from a trio of wind turbines serving Indiana school districts.
By harnessing a natural resource, this project powers school buildings, saves money and teachers’
jobs, and provides hands-on renewable energy training for young people. | Read more

August 6, 2012
NativeEnergy and Sustainable Brands report 2012 greenhouse gas emissions
NativeEnergy and Sustainable Brands have calculated the CO2 emissions for the sixth annual
Sustainable Brands conference held on June 4-7 in San Diego, California. NativeEnergy has donated carbon offsets from projects in Iowa, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania to counteract the carbon footprint
of the event. | Read more

June 19, 2012
Carbon offset provider kicks off green rewards program
In a joint effort to encourage individuals to reduce their carbon emissions, carbon offset provider NativeEnergy has partnered with Recyclebank®, the company that rewards people for taking everyday green actions. | Read more

June 6, 2012
NativeEnergy offsets CO2 emissions at the 2012 Sustainable Brands Conference
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. | Read more

May 17, 2012
Trash to energy: Oklahoma business fires bricks with landfill gas
Methane produced by landfills is a powerful greenhouse gas. In Oklahoma, NativeEnergy’s Wewoka Biogas Project is capturing that potentially harmful gas and putting it to good use. | Watch video

April 20, 2012
Designtex releases third year of greenhouse gas measurements and continues to operate carbon neutral
This Earth Week marks Designtex’s third year of carbon neutral operations. Designtex, a contract textile distributor and major supplier to the green building sector, is the only company in its industry to achieve a net zero operational footprint. | Read more

April 2, 2012
Recyclebank celebrates Earth Month, launches "Passport for the Planet" challenge
Recyclebank®, the company that rewards people for taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals from local and national businesses, has launched its Passport for the Planet challenge, a nationwide, interactive game to celebrate Earth Month and the steps that people in cities and countries around the world are taking to be more sustainable. | Read more

March 22, 2012
25 brands join forces to build carbon offset projects with NativeEnergy

Carbon offset developer NativeEnergy and a group of corporate leaders in sustainability are collaborating to help build two wind turbines in Iowa, a landfill gas-to-energy project in Oklahoma, and a farm methane reduction project in Pennsylvania. By working together, these brands will provide an economic boost to local communities and cut greenhouse gas emissions by more than 400,000 metric tons. | Read more

October 12, 2011
NativeEnergy and Enerdyne dedicate new Oklahoma energy project 
NativeEnergy, Commercial Brick Corporation, WCA Waste Corporation, and Enerdyne Power Systems plan to dedicate the Wewoka Biogas Project on Friday, October 21 at 11am. This project, which will begin operating shortly before the event, will pipe methane gas from a landfill to fire bricks at a nearby plant. It combines green gas and carbon financing to demonstrate yet again that environmental innovation can benefit businesses. | Read more

June 30, 2011
NativeEnergy moves to Main Street Landing
NativeEnergy has moved into the Main Street Landing CornerStone Building at 3 Main Street in Burlington. The company was drawn to Main Street Landing’s commitment to sustainable development and corporate responsibility.  | Read more
June 7, 2011
eBay, Esurance, and others help business convert to bioenergy with NativeEnergy
A groundbreaking project in Wewoka, Okla., demonstrates that environmental upgrades can benefit small businesses and local communities. The project will use gas emitted by a landfill to fuel a nearby brick factory, reducing approximately 30,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas pollution per year in the process. eBay, Esurance, Designtex, Ceres, Brighter Planet, and College of the Atlantic are helping finance the project through the purchase of NativeEnergy’s Help Build™ carbon offsets. | Read more