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Recent Press Releases
April 18, 2019
Everlane's New Sustainable Sneaker Brand
April 18, 2019 - 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.
March 21, 2019
March 21, 2019 - 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.
November 19, 2018
November 19, 2018 - 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.
October 24, 2018
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.
February 1, 2018
February 1, 2018 - 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.
September 21, 2017
NativeEnergy, REV Put a Price on Carbon
September 21, 2017 - BURLINGTON, VT - 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.
July 5, 2017
July 5, 2017 - BURLINGTON, VT - 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.
March 3, 2015
How Ben & Jerry’s is Fighting Global Warming
March 3, 2015 – BURLINGTON, VT – 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
September 16, 2014
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.
July 15, 2014
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.
April 22, 2014
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.
January 30, 2014
Aveda and EILEEN FISHER Enable New Wind Energy Project at Indiana School with Purchase of Native Energy Carbon Offsets
13,000 metrics tons of carbon emissions to be reduced with 900kW turbine at K-12 school
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.
January 22, 2014
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.
January 21, 2014
NativeEnergy Announces Acquisition of Assets of SunOne Solutions
Expands capacity with sequestration projects for both voluntary and California cap-and-trade carbon markets
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.
November 25, 2013
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.
October 4, 2013
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.
August 29, 2013
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.
July 25, 2013
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.
June 27, 2013
Recyclebank Reduces Carbon Footprint 27 Percent from 2011 to 2012, Funds Native Energy 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.
June 19, 2013
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 Native Energy’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.
June 4, 2013
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.
June 3, 2013
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
April 29, 2013
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
April 2, 2013
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.
February 14, 2013
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.
February 12, 2013
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.
January 23, 2013
Kendall-Jackson joins Green‑e Marketplace with 100% renewable energy commitment
3BL Media – 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
January 15, 2013
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.
January 8, 2013
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.
November 29, 2012
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, 2012
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.
September 5, 2012
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.
August 6, 2012
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.
June 19, 2012
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.
June 6, 2012
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.
May 17, 2012
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.
April 20, 2012
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.
April 2, 2012
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.
March 22, 2012
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.
October 12, 2011
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.
June 30, 2011
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.
June 7, 2011
eBay, Esurance, and others help business convert to bioenergy with NativeEnergy
A groundbreaking project in Wewoka, Okla., 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.