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NCAA Championship Basketball Carbon Neutral in 2021

by | Aug 17, 2021

August 17, 2021 (Boyertown, PA) – ClimeCo is pleased to be a part of the effort to make the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship carbon neutral.  ClimeCo teamed up with Heritage Interactive Services (Heritage) to contribute offsets to mitigate this year’s tournament, held in Indianapolis, IN.   

IUPUI’s Office of Sustainability, a partnership between Indiana University and Purdue University, collected emissions data across seven event venues, including electricity, gas, steam, and chilled water.  This data was used to quantify the greenhouse gas footprint and determine the number of carbon offsets necessary to achieve carbon neutrality for March Madness. 

“As long-time NCAA Tournament fans, we are really excited to work with Heritage to help ensure the 2021 NCAA tournament is run in an environmentally sustainable fashion,” said Bill Flederbach, President of ClimeCo.  “Having events like this become carbon neutral is a big win when it comes to combating climate change!” 

March Madness used over 2.2 million kilowatt-hours of energy to power the practice and tournament facilities. That number is equivalent to the amount of electricity it takes to power approximately 2,200 households in Indiana for one month.  In addition, all operational emissions from venues of tournaments were mitigated by selecting carbon reduction projects across the country – supporting wind energy, landfill gas capture and destruction, and preservation of natural forest habitat.

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About ClimeCo

ClimeCo is a respected global advisor, transaction facilitator, trader, and developer of environmental commodity market products, projects, and related solutions. We specialize in voluntary carbon, regulated carbon, renewable energy credits, plastics credits, and regional criteria pollutant trading programs. Complementing these programs is a team of professionals skilled in providing sustainability program management services, and developing and financing of GHG abatement and mitigation systems. 

For more information or to discuss how ClimeCo can drive value for your organization, contact us at 484.415.0501,, or through our website Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using our handle, @ClimeCo.  

About Heritage Interactive Services 

Heritage Interactive Services is a division of Heritage Environmental Services, a privately held, family-owned environmental services business with more than 1,600 employees across North and Central America. The company provides a full suite of tailored solutions from emergency response, waste disposal, and sustainability services to on-site support and technical solutions to thousands of customers in hundreds of industries and verticals. Heritage regularly achieves a high-level of cost savings and landfill avoidance through innovative total byproduct management solutions, including customized waste and recycling programs, even helping hundreds of sites achieve zero waste to landfill status.