We are thrilled to announce that Vital Choice Wild Seafood and Organics has joined 24 brands to build carbon offset project with NativeEnergy and a group of corporate leaders in sustainability.
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. Through purchases of NativeEnergy’s Help Build™ carbon offsets, the companies have provided critical upfront funding for the projects
Vital Choice Wild Seafood and Organics is collaborating to help with the landfill gas-to-energy project.
“ This project aligns with the mission of Vital Choice and fits within our model of sustainability and positive impact on the planet. By purchasing a share of a project’s long-term offsets, we can help overcome market barriers that discourage the development of high-quality renewable energy and thereby help reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions,” states Randy Hartnell, CEO and Founder of Vital Choice Wild Seafood and Organics.
“By becoming Project Supporters, these companies are making a commitment to generating cleaner energy and materials,” notes Jeff Bernicke, president of NativeEnergy. “Each company has already incorporated a number of sustainability initiatives into their operations. Together, they are taking another effective step in addressing their carbon footprints.”
Participating companies include: eBay, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Esurance, Eileen Fisher, Clif Bar, Comedy Central, ABR, Inc., AllPack, Aveda, Ben & Jerry’s, National Geographic, The Brick Companies, Brighter Planet, Carlisle & Co., College of the Atlantic, Credit Union Cherry Blossom Run, Designtex, Eco Products, Pax World, Presidio, Reverb, RLP Capital, Touring Green, and Vital Choice.
Wewoka Biogas Project: It is expected to reduce an average of 30,000 metric tons of carbon emissions per year for the first 10 years of operation.
The project pipes methane gas from a landfill to a family-owned brick plant, which uses the biogas to fire its kilns and reduce its use of natural gas.
About Vital Choice Wild Seafood & Organics: Before founding Vital Choice in 2001, Northwest Washington native Randy Hartnell spent more than 20 years as a commercial fisherman in Alaska. Today, Vital Choice is the trusted source for fast home delivery of the world’s finest wild Alaskan seafood and organic fare. Vital Choice foods are among the purest available, and are sustainably harvested from healthy, well-managed wild fisheries and organic farms. The company’s products are recognized for their superior taste and health benefits, and endorsed by leading health and wellness experts, including physicians specializing in nutrition, pediatrics, and integrative health care.
For more about Randy Hartnell and Vital Choice Wild Seafood and Organics
About NativeEnergy: NativeEnergy is an expert provider of carbon offsets, renewable energy credits, and carbon accounting software. With NativeEnergy’s Help Build™ offsets, businesses and individuals can help finance the construction of wind, biogas, solar, and other carbon reduction projects with strong social and environmental benefits. Since 2000, NativeEnergy’s customers have helped build over 50 projects, reducing more than 2.5 million tons of greenhouse gases, and the company has over 4 million tons under contract.
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