Running Towards Change, One Event at a Time: A Conversation with Terry Chiplin

Terry Chiplin is a longtime endurance runner and trail running coach who is passionate about taking climate action. As the Director of the US Trail Running Conference, Terry has cast the burgeoning trail running industry’s eye towards its climate and environmental impacts and opportunities for change. I met Terry at the 2021 US Trail Running […]

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Deepening the Impact of the Buffalo’s Return to the Fort Peck Reservation 

By Jonny BearCub Stiffarm and Claire Lafave    In 1991, the Intertribal Buffalo Council, representing 76 federally recognized Tribes in the U.S., was founded to facilitate the transfer of wild bison to Native American tribal lands. A new paper in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, co-authored by our Director of Business Development, Jonny BearCub Stiffarm, […]

NWP-led research shows that virtual visits significantly reduce carbon emissions. Pictured here: Edward Lew, MD.

Healthy Planet, Healthy People

By the Northwest Permanent Corporate Social Responsibility Team    The link between climate change and health is undeniable. With climate change comes increased threats of wildfires, infectious disease outbreaks, flooding, and other extreme-weather-related events. These events will result in increased adverse health impacts as well as threaten our health care infrastructure. Vulnerable populations will be […]

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Native’s Northern Great Plains Regenerative Grazing Project Achieves Validation

In 2019, four ranchers helped form the Northern Great Plains Regenerative Grazing project, trailblazing the path to where we are today: with the first North American regenerative grazing project validated to the Verified Carbon Standard. We are so grateful to these ranchers who jumped in, the companies who provided catalytic capital, Western Sustainability Exchange, who […]


Producing Carbon Neutral Races with Terry Chiplin: A Webinar

On February 3rd, we participated in the US Trail Running Conference’s Webinar on “How to Analyze and Produce Carbon Neutral Races.” The Council for Responsible Sport Identified that 98.5% of emissions from race events derive from participant travel. That means that for race directors that aren’t ready to take their races virtual, there is a big […]