By Investing in a Vermont Farmer, Ben & Jerry’s Invests in the Environment and Business Success

Working with NativeEnergy, the ice cream maker creates a model to help improve Vermont farmers’ operations with an innovative manure management
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BURLINGTON, VT, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Chris Wagner, who owns the Green Dream Farm in Enosburg Falls, has a new set-up that provides him with low-cost bedding for his herd and reduces the greenhouse gas produced by his cows.  Wagner was able to install the technology by partnering with NativeEnergy, a Vermont-based carbon offset and project development company, and Ben & Jerry’s, the iconic Vermont ice cream maker.

Jeff Bernicke Named CEO of NativeEnergy

Will lead company in next phase of growth through expansion of impact investment practice to deliver shared value to businesses
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BURLINGTON, VT, July 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ – 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.

Sustainable Brands ’14 Conference: Our Take-Away



Back in our lakeside Vermont office, we are reflecting on a few key takeaways from the Sustainable Brands ’14 Conference last week in San Diego.

Supply Chain Sustainability in Action: Ben & Jerry’s Linked Prosperity

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Here’s one more reason to dig into some Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia:  they provided critical funding for a greenhouse gas emissions reduction project on a picturesque Vermont dairy farm. With separation equipment, waste is processed into sanitary bedding for cows—reducing the production of methane, a greenhouse gas more than 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide.

Besides significant reductions in methane, the project increases the financial strength of the farm and has the potential to create even higher quality milk than we already enjoy with every bite of Chunky Monkey.

Case Studies: Clean Water Campaign Changes Lives in Ghana and Kenya

Corporate sustainability partners enable projects that install thousands of households water filters

NativeEnergy’s Clean Water Campaign is improving the lives of thousands by installing water filters in homes across Kenya, Ghana, and other communities. Simple, proven household Hydraid water filters eliminate 90-99% of bacteria and parasites while eliminating the common practice of burning unsustainably harvested firewood to boil dirty water. Carbon reductions deliver additional value to address corporate greenhouse gas emissions goals.

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
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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.

NativeEnergy Announces Acquisition of Assets of SunOne Solutions

Expands capacity with sequestration projects for both voluntary and California cap-and-trade carbon markets
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Burlington, Vt., Jan. 27, 2014 /3BL Media/ – 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.

Olympic Gold Medalist Hannah Kearney Offsets Training Emissions with NativeEnergy

Carbon credits fund the Ghana Clean Water Project, providing household water filters
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BURLINGTON, VT., Jan. 22, 2014 /3BL Media/ – 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.

Climate Change Journal Focuses Special Issue on Indigenous Peoples as they Cope with Consequences of Climate Change

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BURLINGTON, VT, October 4, 2013 /3BL Media/ – NativeEnergy, Inc. – Climate change. Two words with deeply varying meaning depending on who you are. Depending on where you live. Depending on the degree to which dramatic changes in weather affect your life. These two words bring with them complex and overwhelming challenges to Indigenous peoples. For some, it means the physical moving of entire communities, the loss of sacred religious sites, the disruption of plants and animals critical for subsistence. Climate change. Two words that mean an end to a people’s way of life.

World Water Week Just Passed. Did You Notice?


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?


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