“National Parks Conservation Association is the Official Charitable Partner for JustGreen Lifestyle in the U.S.”
HOUSTON, Texas, September 18th, 2013 /3BL Media/ –JustGreen Lifestyle, a Just Energy Group Inc. (NYSE/TSX: JE) brand, together with National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) are pleased to announce a joint partnership in an effort to help preserve our national parks and promote greener and cleaner lifestyles for all Americans.
Today, 780 million individuals still live without access to clean and safe water sources. Two and a half billion people lack access to improved sanitation facilities. One billion people defecate in the open. Is that too much information?
Which leads me to ask why do I, or you as a business professional, care?
Even if we divert or eliminate all new waste, landfills will emit greenhouse gas for decades.
By Mark Mondik
According to the EPA, U.S. landfills emit about 100 million metric tons of CO2-equivalent (or about 21 million cars) of greenhouse gas annually. Thus it’s no surprise that measuring corporate waste emissions is the hottest thing to hit carbon accounting since Kate Middleton's wedding, and that terms like "compost" have become commonplace for solid waste managers and ordinary citizens alike.
The Shenandoag School Corporation campus in rural Middletown, Indiana is to become the latest carbon offset wind power project from carbon offset project developer and supplier NativeEnergy, through its Help Build scheme. The 900kW turbine 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.
80,000 tonnes of carbon credits add clean energy to the grid
Burlington, VT, August 29, 2013 /3BL Media/ – NativeEnergy, a Vermont-based carbon offset project developer and supplier, announced a seventh community wind energy project in the country’s heartland. Corporate Sustainability leaders are seizing the opportunity to meet environmental goals by purchasing Help Build™ carbon offsets from the Middletown, Indiana school wind project.
Apathy toward U.S. landfill gas capture projects means that more methane is being released into the atmosphere.
By Mark Mondik
For more than five years, proceeds from the sale of carbon offsets have played a vital role in helping fund the implementation and operation of gas collection and control systems (GCCS) at small to mid-size landfills in the U.S. In fact, for some projects, carbon offsets are the only source of revenue to meet annual operating costs, which run well into the tens (and often hundreds) of thousands of dollars per year.
San Francisco, CA, July 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) announced that San Francisco, CA–based TerraPass is now offering a Green‑e® Climate certified carbon offset product to its customers. The "TerraPass Green‑e Climate Certified Carbon Offsets" product is certified by Green‑e Climate, the leading independent certification program for greenhouse gas emission reductions (carbon offsets) sold in the retail market. The new product is sourced from wind power located in Oklahoma, and landfill gas capture projects in Pennsylvania and Illinois.
Kingston-Ontario, Canada, July 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Coffee Trends, Single Serve Specialists has partnered with JustGreen Business Advantage, to lower its carbon footprint and take responsibility for its greenhouse gas emissions. Through the purchase of JustGreen carbon offsets, Coffee Trends will neutralize carbon emissions related to its day to day operations.
Students opt to offset study abroad travel with a clean water project in Kenya
SHERMAN, TX, July 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ - 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.
Ontario, Canada, July 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Mirella Marketing has partnered with JustGreen Business Advantage, to lower its carbon footprint and take responsibility for its greenhouse gas emissions. Through the purchase of JustGreen carbon offsets, Mirella Marketing will neutralize carbon emissions related to its day to day operations.