Carbonfund.org

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Template:COI Template:Infobox organization The Carbonfund.org Foundation (known as Carbonfund.org) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in East Aurora, NY that provides carbon offsetting and greenhouse gas reduction options to individuals, businesses, and organizations.[1] Carbonfund.org Foundation purchases and retires certified carbon offsets on behalf of its donors. Donors are given a choice of project type to which they may donate, including renewable energy, reforestation, and energy efficiency projects. Carbonfund.org Foundation is a member of the Chicago Climate Exchange [2] and is a Founding Member of the American Carbon Registry.

Carbonfund.org also operates a traditional, coed summer camp in New Hampshire. Camp Quinebarge was founded in 1936, and was purchased by Carbonfund.org in 2012. President Eric Carlson is an alumnus of Quinebarge and now serves at Executive Director alongside Co-Directors Nick Hercules and Liz Schwartzer. Quinebarge is a traditional camp with an emphasis on nature/environmental education. [3]

Certification

Carbonfund.org Foundation exclusively supports projects that are certified by third parties, including Environmental Resources Trust, the Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance, Voluntary Carbon Standard and the Chicago Climate Exchange.[4]

Portfolio

Carbonfund.org Foundation supports three types of carbon projects: renewable energy, energy efficiency, and reforestation.[5]

Reforestation

  • Return to Forest Project [6][7]

Certification: Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance CCBS "Gold Level" [8]

Verification: CCBS Gold, VCS

Renewable energy

  • New Bedford Landfill Methane Project[10]

Verification: Environmental Resources Trust

  • Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center [11][12]

Verification: Green-e Energy RECs

  • Inland Biodigester Project [13]

Verification: Environmental Resources Trust

  • Chino Basin Dairy Farm Biodigester

Verification: Environmental Resources Trust

Energy efficiency

Verification: Environmental Resources Trust

  • Carbon Credit Retirement

Carbonfund.org purchased carbon financial instruments from the now closed Chicago Climate Exchange and retired them.

Impact

Carbonfund.org Foundation offers offsets at $10.00 per metric ton.[4] As of December 2008, Carbonfund.org Foundation is offsetting over 1.8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions.[15]

Major partnerships

According to its website, Carbonfund.org Foundation has worked with over 2,000 small, medium, and large businesses since its inception, including Dell,[16] Allstate,[17] Orbitz,[18] JetBlue,[19]Budget Car Rental, LG, United States Environmental Protection Agency,[20] Amtrak[21] and Discovery Communications.[22]

References

  1. Carbonfund.org
  2. Current Members of CCX
  3. "Camp Quinebarge - Summer Camp in NH" (in en-US). http://www.campquinebarge.com. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Price study of offsetting emissions of carbon Template:Webarchive, EcoBusinessLinks
  5. Our Carbon Offset Projects Template:Webarchive, Carbonfund.org
  6. Paso Pacifico
  7. Carbon Offset Project: Return to Forest Project, Carbon Catalog
  8. Reforestation Project - Rivas, Nicaragua Template:Webarchive, Greensurf.org
  9. Carbon Offset Project: Tensas River Valley Reforestation, Carbon Catalog
  10. Carbon Offset Project: Greater New Bedford LFG
  11. Carbon Offset Project: Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center
  12. Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center, Wikipedia.org
  13. Carbon Offset Project: Inland Biomass Digester, Carbon Catalog
  14. Carbon Offset Project: IdleAire Project, Carbon Catalog
  15. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-12-22. https://web.archive.org/web/20081222010311/http://carbonneutraldigest.com/?p=648. Retrieved 2008-12-12. , Carbon Neutral Digest
  16. Dell, The Conservation Fund and Carbonfund.org Launch Global Carbon-Neutral Initiative Template:Webarchive, Dell.com
  17. Green Power Network: Renewable Energy Certificates: Carbonfund.org
  18. ORBITZ GOES GREEN, FROM THE INSIDE-OUT Template:Webarchive, Orbitz.com
  19. JetBlue | Sustainability
  20. Carbonfund.org is Launch Partner for First-Ever EPA Climate Leaders Approved Offset Project|date="2009-08-2009"
  21. Amtrak Partners with Carbonfund.org to Offer Passengers Carbon Offsets for Rail Travel
  22. Carbonfree Partner: Discovery Template:Webarchive

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