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How Companies Can Go Beyond Carbon Offsets To Actually Help Reverse The Climate Crisis
May 2021 - Forbes
As the climate crisis has pushed the evolution and growth of the clean energy industry over the last two decades, NativeEnergy has been among the companies on the frontlines. The Vermont-based company develops wind, water, biogas, solar, and other renewable energy and clean water projects that generate carbon offsets and partners with other businesses looking to mitigate their climate impact. Increasingly, the projects go beyond taking carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere to create environmental benefit and mitigate the effects of climate change. Read the full article here.
Gucci to Unveil Nature Positive Climate Strategy at the virtual Economic Forum in Davos today
January 2021 - WWD
Announcing it’s Natural Climate Solutions Portfolio, Gucci CEO Marco Bizzarri highlights “investing in regenerative agriculture as an important pillar of [its] approach.” As a buyer of leather & wool we welcome Gucci’s support for our newest projects with farms in Montana, USA & the Patagonia region of Argentina, sequestering carbon in soils and improving soil health, productivity and resilience. Read WWD’s article here or check out Gucci's press release here.
Can you really negate your carbon emissions? Carbon offsets, explained.
February 2020 - Vox
Amazon. JetBlue. Delta Airlines. Elton John. Dave Matthews Band. Justin Trudeau. Austin, Texas. Norway. Nestlé. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics. NASCAR. This odd mélange of companies, celebrities, cities, countries, and organizations have all made commitments to curb their contributions to climate change, if not eliminate them entirely. And they have one tactic in common: buying carbon offsets. Read the full article here.
Here's What a Carbon Offset Actually Looks Like
October 2020 - Outside Online
Carbon offsets are confusing, and many people wonder how—or if—they even work. Hoping to find a more guilt-free way to travel, frequent flier Tim Neville heads to the ranchlands of Montana to see what an offset looks like on the ground. Read the full article here.
Designtex Partners With Native Energy, Southern Plains Land Trust To Preserve 6,900 Acres Of Prairie In Bent County, Colorado And Supports Innovative Solar Array In Forest City, Iowa
September 2020 - Textile World
Designtex is proud to share their latest initiatives in an eleven-year history of carbon neutral operations. In partnership with Native Energy and the Southern Plains Land Trust in Colorado, Designtex has balanced its 2020 operational footprint by investing in the Medford Spring Grasslands Conservation Project in southeastern Colorado. Their offset investment helped the Trust to acquire 6,900 acres of short grass prairie in February 2020—land which otherwise would have been converted into cropland, increasing carbon emissions in the process — resulting in the new Medford Spring Grassland Conservation. Read the full article here.
Bank of America Plays a Catalytic Role in Supporting New Solar Projects in Local Communities by Expanding Its Renewable Energy Commitment
June 2020 - Bank of America
Bank of America announced it is partnering with Duke Energy, NRG Energy, 3Degrees, NativeEnergy and Birdseye Renewable Energy to expand its renewable energy commitment through 10 agreements to purchase solar electricity for its operations in three states, including North Carolina, home to the company’s headquarters. These offsite solar projects are located in low-to-moderate-income communities, and all of the projects help support jobs, clean energy access and more sustainable communities. Read the press release here.
OSI Group helps scale regenerative grazing practice in Northern Great Plains
June 2020 - NativeEnergy and OSI Group
OSI Group is partnering with other U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef members to help scale regenerative grazing practices in the Northern Great Plains in Montana through a project run by regional non-profit Western Sustainability Exchange and international carbon project developer NativeEnergy. The partnership of global food corporations is providing funds and support to the program, which recruits and educates ranchers, then measures and verifies their progress in carbon sequestration. Read the press release here.
Southern Plains Land Trust and NativeEnergy Announce Acquisition of 6,600 Acres of Prairie Grassland in Colorado to Prevent 190,000 Tonnes of CO2e from Entering the Atmosphere
March 2020 - NativeEnergy and Southern Plains Land Trust
NativeEnergy and Southern Plains Land Trust (SPLT) announced today the successful purchase of 6,600 acres of grassland prairie on Jagers Ranch in southeastern Colorado. This purchase increases SPLT’s existing nature preserve to nearly 25,000 acres. Stonyfield Organic, Burton and Vail Resorts are among the corporate sustainability leaders supporting this effort, as one element of their climate activities. Read the press release here.
Podcast: Soil Carbon with Jennifer Cooper and Jeff Bernicke (NativeEnergy) and Hana Kajimura (Allbirds)
January 2020 - Sustainability Defined
Sustainability Defined talks with Jennifer Cooper and Jeff Bernicke at NativeEnergy to hear how it collaborates with organizations to deliver authentic, community-scale sustainability projects, including ones focused on soil carbon. Listen here.
Fashion brands are claiming to be 'carbon neutral' - but is it greenwashing?
September 26, 2019 - Fashionista
Fashionista talked to scientists, environmentalists and brands about the controversial approach to sustainability that labels like Gucci, Everlane and Reformation are investing in. Read more.
How Allbirds, Organic Valley and Everlane support regenerative agriculture
July 19, 2019 - GreenBiz
Forward-thinking companies such as Allbirds, Patagonia, Organic Valley and Everlane have expressed interest in regenerative agriculture and the associated carbon benefits, such as those measured by NativeEnergy, because they provide a deeper opportunity to move the needle on climate change. Read more.
Montana Welcomes Back the Prairie Grass
July 17, 2019 - Investorideas
Indreland is one of four ranchers participating in a 35,000-acre project to improve soil health and forage for cattle, and sequester carbon in the soil to help mitigate the effects of climate change. Hoffman got interested in the idea through his work with Western Sustainability Exchange, a non-profit dedicated to preserving the best of the West - farming and ranching heritage, wide open spaces, and wildlife habitat - all while strengthening rural economies. The project was launched this year by WSE, Xanterra, and NativeEnergy, a pioneering carbon offset provider. Read more.
A Win-Win for Montana Rachers
June 13, 2019 - Western Ag Reporter
Montana ranchers have the opportunity to adjust their grazing practices in order to increase carrying capacity, and get paid to do it. Acknowledging the critical role that livestock and grasslands grazing systems play on the environment, NativeEnergy, a carbon project developer, in partnership with Western Sustainability Exchange (WSE), has launched the Montana Grasslands Carbon Initiative. Read more.
Everlane's New Sustainable Sneaker Brand
April 18, 2019 - Adweek, Vogue, Fast Company and WIRED
Michael Preysman, Everlane’s founder and CEO, says sourcing sustainable materials was the first part of designing the shoe. But he acknowledged that “no product is zero impact.” To offset some of those effects, Everlane is working with carbon offset partner NativeEnergy to support projects that improve the grazing practices of cattle.
Read more in Adweek, Vogue, Fast Company and WIRED.
Bernie Sanders Campaign Becomes 2020’s First To Promise To Offset Carbon Emissions
March 21, 2019 - Huffpost
Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign has become the first in the 2020 race to promise to offset the planet-warming gases produced while traveling the country. The Sanders campaign is buying carbon offsets from Vermont-based NativeEnergy, the same company Clinton used three years ago. Read more.
Organic Valley and Clif Bar are making clean energy part of their operational recipes
November 19, 2018 - GreenBiz
The mammoth power purchase agreements being signed by companies such as Google and Walmart certainly make for eye-popping headlines, and they are super important for winning over skeptics. But midsize businesses are increasingly prioritizing other "impact" factors — including socioeconomic and environmental considerations — when it comes to their renewable energy commitments. And that is equally valuable for helping to scale the corporate clean power momentum.
Two vivid expressions of that sensibility are dairy cooperative Organic Valley, through a unique community solar partnership that soon will build the largest solar array in Wisconsin; and protein snack company Clif Bar, which recently broke ground on what will be the largest onsite photovoltaic system in Idaho. Read more.
NativeEnergy, LUSH, Clif Bar & Lime Bring Impact to Renewable Energy Credit Purchasing
October 24, 2018 - Burlington, VT
NativeEnergy announced today the launch of a renewable energy portfolio, for the first time creating a mechanism for leading companies to be certain their purchase of renewable energy credits helps to build more new community scale renewable energy projects across North America. Ethical beauty brand Lush Cosmetics, an early investor in the portfolio, was quickly joined by Clif Bar and Lime Bikes. Together with these and other leaders the portfolio aims to surpass two hundred thousand megawatt hours in new renewable energy generation before 2025. Read More.
Stripe's Carbon-neutral Journey
February 1, 2018 - Increment
At Stripe, we’re working to empower entrepreneurs across the globe by making the process of starting and scaling an online business simpler. In the ongoing pursuit of improvements to our products, services, and the economic infrastructure of the internet, we try to keep the greater meaning of what we’re doing in sight at all times. Read More.
NativeEnergy, REV Put a Price on Carbon
September 21, 2017 - Vermontbiz
On October 2nd and 3rd business and community leaders, policymakers, researchers, and environmental organizations will come together in northern New England at Renewable Energy Vermont’s Annual Conference and Expo, REV2017. For almost two decades, REV has provided space for the innovation and dialogue that will help break down cost barriers to affordable, clean and renewable electricity, heating and transportation. Read more.
Providing Clean Water to Small Coffee Growers in Honduras Brings Quality of Life to Hondurans, Quality Coffee to the Global Market, and Reduces Carbon Footprint for the Coffee Industry
July 5, 2017 - VTDigger
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. Coffee is a staple in countless cultures around the globe. According to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service in a report from 2016, “Honduras ranks first in Central America, third in Latin America, and sixth globally in coffee exports”1 and yet Hondurans face extreme poverty and the conditions that come with it, including unsafe drinking water. The World Bank published that in 2013, 64.5% of Hondurans lived in poverty and 42.6 lived in extreme poverty.
NativeEnergy today announced the successful installation of 1,000 additional Hydraid Biosand water filters in the homes of member coffee producers of AHPROCAFE. AHPROCAFE (The Honduran Association of Coffee Producers) is a not‐for‐profit union organization, created to improve the living conditions of men and women dedicated to the coffee growing activities in Honduras. Their mission includes the sustainable development of communities participating in the coffee production process and therefore improving the human development indexes within the Honduras coffee sector. Read more.
How Ben & Jerry’s is Fighting Global Warming
March 3, 2015 – Ben & Jerry's
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, Native Energy. Read more
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 Native Energy, a carbon offset and project development company.
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.
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.
Aveda and EILEEN FISHER Enable New Wind Energy Project at Indiana School with Purchase of Native Energy Carbon Offsets
January 30, 2013 – Burlington, VT
13,000 metrics tons of carbon emissions to be reduced with 900kW turbine at K-12 school.
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.
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.
NativeEnergy Announces Acquisition of Assets of SunOne Solutions
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.
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.
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.
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 Native Energy used to evaluate this project’s economics.
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.
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 Native Energy 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 Native Energy, providing critical funding for greenhouse gas reduction projects.
Native Energy Teams With Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. to Help Build Wind Turbine for Lake Region State College
Today, representatives from Native Energy, 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.
Native Energy to Offset Emissions from Sustainable Brands ’13 Conference
Native Energy, 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.
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 Native Energy, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kendall-Jackson joins Green‑e Marketplace with 100% renewable energy commitment
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.
NativeEnergy 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.
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.
NativeEnergy 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.
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 NativeEnergy’s Help Build™ carbon offsets.
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.
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.
Carbon offset provider kicks off green rewards program
In a joint effort to encourage individuals to reduce their carbon emissions, carbon offset provider Native Energy has partnered with Recyclebank®, the company that rewards people for taking everyday green actions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
eBay, Esurance, and others help business convert to bioenergy with NativeEnergy
A groundbreaking project in Wewoka, Oklahoma, 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.