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ClimeCo Green Launches a New Website to Calculate and Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

ClimeCo Green Launches a New Website to Calculate and Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

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ClimeCo Green Launches a New Website to Calculate and Reduce Your Carbon Footprint



December 1, 2020 (Boyertown, PA) –
 ClimeCo Green, a division of ClimeCo LLC, announces the launch of its new website that provides individuals the opportunity to offset their household carbon footprint easily. With rising greenhouse gas (GHG) levels resulting from human activities, we must all take responsibility for climate change. ClimeCo Green allows individuals to do their part by helping them understand and then reduce their carbon emissions by purchasing carbon offsets, which are generated by projects that either sequester or permanently destroy carbon emissions, preventing them from impacting our climate. 

In 2020, many of us found ourselves working and learning from our homes versus our offices and schools. This change came at a more significant price than we may have initially considered. Instead of being out and about during the day, we found ourselves in our homes using more electricity to power our laptops and computers while running our heating and air conditioning systems for extended periods to feel comfortable and productive. We noticed our electricity, grocery, and gas bills were higher than usual. Yet, we may not have realized that our household carbon footprints were also more significant than they had been. Carbon offsets from ClimeCo Green are a great way to mitigate our carbon footprints and are an essential path for individuals to achieve the ultimate goal of becoming carbon neutral. 

Everyone’s carbon footprint is different, depending on their location, habits, and personal choices. ClimeCo Green offers an easy-to-use e-commerce platform that makes it simple to calculate household carbon emissions and to purchase offsets that mitigate them. Our calculator estimates an individual’s footprint in five key areas: home energy, transportation, food, goods, and services. This calculation provides you with a basic understanding of your unique impact and compares it against others within your area.  It then offers you the option to purchase offsets from one or more of several featured projects. The entire process generally takes less than 5 minutes to complete.

In addition to purchasing offsets, ClimeCo Green also provides the user with incentives, environmental tips, rebates, and products that allow you to improve your everyday life by reducing emissions, waste, and water and energy use. Visit us at www.ClimeCoGreen.com to see how we can help you live greener and healthier!

About ClimeCo

ClimeCo is an Inc. 5000 company that is a respected advisor, transaction facilitator, and trader of environmental commodity market products. Specialized expertise in regulated carbon, regional criteria pollutant trading programs, voluntary markets, and project development and financing of GHG abatement and mitigation systems complement ClimeCo’s diverse portfolio. For more information or to discuss how ClimeCo can drive your organization’s value, contact us at 484.415.0501, info@climeco.com, or through our website ClimeCo.com.

Moving Forward with Net-Zero

Moving Forward with Net-Zero

Moving Forward with Net-Zero

by Zach Harmer & Nancy Marshall | February 29, 2020

In late January 2020, the United States House Energy and Commerce Committee released a discussion document on the Climate Leadership and Environmental Action for our Nation’s (“CLEAN”) Future Act, which has the broad sweeping goal of reaching a “100% clean economy by 2050”.  It is one of many attempts from the federal government to align goals for creating an economy that achieves carbon neutrality.  In contrast to the political inertia we have seen in advancing meaningful climate action in some governments, we have witnessed a number of municipal, sub-national and international governments along with many multinational and local companies increase their commitments towards carbon neutrality.  So if we are seeing social, corporate and political trends towards a 100% clean economy, what is the role of legislation if action is already happening?  Why are announcements like the CLEAN Future Act still meaningful and needed?

First, let’s start with the question “What does a ‘100% Clean Economy’ really mean?” Everything has a carbon footprint – you have a personal one, your business has one, so does your favorite sports team and coffee shop. If you can find a way to reduce your personal carbon footprint, offset your remaining carbon impact, and/or support external efforts that make that footprint carbon neutral, you can achieve 100% net carbon neutrality.

Beyond these personal actions, we are seeing increasingly more corporate commitment to achieving net-zero emissions – from Microsoft’s decision to become carbon negative by 2030 to Cenovus Energy’s pledge to carbon neutrality by 2050. This growing number of commitments represents a significant shift towards a more carbon-conscious business world.  Parallel to these milestone announcements, we have begun to see some governments design the enabling and backstop legislation that sets clear and measurable emission reduction targets and provides a broad range of incentives to encourage citizens and businesses to reach a common goal.

At the individual level, reducing your carbon footprint, such as paying extra for green electricity, can be expensive and may not be an option for everyone. Similarly, reducing emissions at the corporate level reducing emissions may not be as economically and/or technologically feasible from sector to sector or from facility to facility. Therefore, one of the most important considerations for any net-zero legislation is to ensure that there are programs in place to support those areas of the economy most affected by the legislation; this can be achieved by providing extra support in the form of funding for the development and trial of new technologies, or for less stringent emission reduction targets.

The CLEAN Future Act provides just one example of how governments can define, target, and delegate the path to net-zero emissions by 2050. Canada, for example, has recently committed to net-zero emissions by 2050 and is developing an action plan. In addition to Canada, there are more than 70 other countries that have committed to being net-zero by 2050. Though the commitment remains the same, each country will have to develop their own unique strategy to achieve carbon neutrality. More interesting, perhaps, is how these countries may look to harmonize and coordinate their climate ambition to scale meaningful change and progress.

Currently, there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution to achieving net-zero emissions.  As we advance into the 2020s, we are likely to see more commitments to net-zero and new innovative approaches to reducing emissions. So, what can you do?

  1. Stay informed – with the actions being taken locally, at the community, state, and federal levels; and
  2. Make your voice heard – during government consultations or through your local representatives.

About the Authors

Zach Harmer is a Policy Analyst at ClimeCo. He lives in Calgary, Alberta, and is an avid outdoor enthusiast. In his spare time, Zach enjoys exploring the Rocky Mountains and cooking for family and friends.

Nancy Marshall is a Corporate Marketing Director at ClimeCo. She is originally from Maryland and currently lives in Houston, Texas. She enjoys boating and fishing on Lake Livingston, cooking, baking (especially at Christmas), and crafting with vinyl.

Third Eye Blind Mitigates Upcoming Summer Tour with ClimeCo

Third Eye Blind Mitigates Upcoming Summer Tour with ClimeCo

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Third Eye Blind Mitigates Upcoming Summer Tour with ClimeCo

January 29th, 2018 (BOYERTOWN, PA) – ClimeCo is excited to announce that they will be working with Third Eye Blind to voluntarily mitigate the carbon emissions of their 2019 Summer Gods Tour.  The tour will begin on June 14th in Los Angeles and end on August 3rd in Irvine, CA.  The tour will also include Jimmy Eat World and Ra Ra Riot as show openers.  Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, February 1st at 10:00 AM local time at LiveNation.com

“I’ve enjoyed Third Eye Blind in concert at several venues, including one in Lake Placid, NY under the ski jumps,” says William Flederbach, President of ClimeCo.  “It was a very memorable and chilly event that the band will certainly not forget!  I am so pleased to see that in addition to their great music, the band is focused on environmental stewardship and I am very proud that ClimeCo could partner with the Third Eye Blind to offset the tour’s carbon footprint”.

Third Eye Blind has been touring greener every year.  Because the oceans need our help, the band and crew have been free of water bottles since 2017.  This year, to offset the tour’s carbon footprint, Third Eye Blind will be voluntarily investing in a carbon offset project in Alaska managed by ClimeCoThe American Land Conservancy, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.  Additionally, to offset audience travel – the biggest source of carbon emissions from the tour – a portion of each ticket sold on Live Nation will support a US-based ClimeCo carbon offset project. 

“Music and surfing are all foundational in my life and the longer I go, the more so it’s not a big step to seek to make our tours ocean-friendly,” says lead singer and guitarist, Stephan Jenkins. “Simple – skip single-use plastic, carbon offsets, and encourage others along the way.“

This Alaska-based offset project is the first of its kind in the region and supports conservation work on Afognak Island which is home to a coastal temperate rainforest with old-growth trees that are between 180 and 250 years old, plus a regrowth of new trees from the past 30 years. Together, these new and old forests create the potential for absorbing millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

The project will help to protect this area from logging and other potentially destructive practices on the land to preserve its ecological value and nature. It also preserves the habitat for many important animal species, including Roosevelt elk, the Kodiak brown bear, red fox, river otter, weasels, five species of Pacific salmon and the bald eagle. 

ClimeCo is a leader in the management and development of environmental commodities. They maintain a diverse portfolio of offsets to meet their customers’ volume, project, and geographical diversification criteria. ClimeCo is proud to support this great Alaskan forestry project and offer forestry offsets to their customers.

ClimeCo Corporation is a respected project developer, advisor and trader of environmental commodity market products. Specialized expertise in regional criteria pollutant trading programs, California cap‐and‐trade, voluntary markets and project development and financing of internal CO2 abatement systems complement ClimeCo’s diverse commodity portfolio. Within the Climate Action Reserve, ClimeCo is the largest developer of U.S. GHG‐offset projects and producer of U.S. voluntary carbon offsets, managing projects that reduce more than four million tonnes of CO2e per year. For info, contact 484‐415-0501, nmarshall@climeco.com or dpingitore@climeco.com.