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  • Good Resources | Colorado Carbon Fund
    field of GHG accounting auditing management and measurement United States Global Change Research Program A federal program that integrates research from 13 federal departments and agencies to assess changes in the global environment and understand their implications for society Carbon Offset Research and Education A non profit focused on evaluating and assessing offset programs in order to educate consumers designers and participants on program components Colorado Environmental Leadership Program A statewide environmental recognition and reward program administered by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment s Sustainability Program This program offers benefits and incentives to members that voluntarily go beyond compliance with state and federal regulations and are committed to continual environmental improvement Global Reporting Initiative GRI Reporting Framework One of the world s most widely used sustainability reporting frameworks that allows organizations of all sizes to measure and account for economic environmental and social performance Events According to the U S Environmental Protection Agency the meeting and event industry represents the second most wasteful industry in the US The below resources will help you reduce your events environmental impact Denver Event Carbon Calculator is an online tool that calculates Carbon Dioxide CO2 equivalent emissions that result from your event in Denver It covers all aspects of your time here from air travel to ground transportation to accommodations After getting green event tips and estimating your carbon footprint you will have the option to donate to the Colorado Carbon Fund to support new energy efficiency and renewable energy projects geared toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions Turn your event green and start calculating now US Environmental Protection Agency Green Meetings is a site full of tips tools and resources to make environmentally responsible choices while hosting an event Green Meeting Industry Council is an educational resource for planners suppliers and

    Original URL path: http://www.coloradocarbonfund.org/business/reduce/business-good-resources (2016-02-18)
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  • Smart Actions for Businesses and Events | Colorado Carbon Fund
    are at it evaluate the products your business purchases often and see if there are recycled more environmentally friendly products available which you can replace these existing products with Green the Office Introduce neutral plants into the office or encourage employees to bring their own This will improve air quality as well as employee morale Turn it off Meet with a member of the IT department to determine how they can save energy by changing the settings of office computers and other equipment Ensure that in reducing energy use the performance and capabilities of the equipment is maintained Event To From Utilize email and social media resources to coordinate and promote your meeting or event If formal invitations are necessary consider using recycled paper in a postcard format to reduce paper use Hear Ye When possible incorporate your intent on recycling minimizing waste and resource use within the event itself Providing statistics on amounts of waste reduced or items recycled from prior events as well as potential waste produced from the current event are great ways to convey to the audience the importance of assisting in your reduction goals Simply put When decorating utilize non themed readily available items such as potted plants and simple lighting This will reduce expenses as well as give you reusable resources which are not necessarily event specific Food for Thought When considering food services try to buy local as much as possible Also use dishes and flatware or biodegradable tableware if that is not an option Well Marked Due to the amount of waste produced with meals plan on making recycling and waste containers widely available and well marked If your event is relatively large often times waste removal companies have recycling containers available which you can rent for your event Pass it on

    Original URL path: http://www.coloradocarbonfund.org/business/reduce/business-smart-actions (2016-02-18)
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  • Partnership Opportunities | Colorado Carbon Fund
    their footprint from transportation and shipment of goods Developers and financiers of carbon offset projects Brokers and aggregators of carbon offsets The CCF program is currently accepting carbon offset project ideas If you have a project you are invited to contact us Individuals and Families Offset Now Home Vehicle Air Reduce More Good Resources Smart Actions Donate a Gift Businesses and Events Offset Now Small Businesses Large Businesses Events Reduce

    Original URL path: http://www.coloradocarbonfund.org/business/promote/partnering-opportunities (2016-02-18)
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  • Supporter Benefits | Colorado Carbon Fund
    benefits including social media CCF promotional materials e newsletters print mention and project dedication Contact us for more information at ccf climatetrust org or 503 238 1915 ext 213 Promote Your Carbon Reductions Click here to download our logo Click here to download our Colorado Carbon Fund Fact Sheet Individuals and Families Offset Now Home Vehicle Air Reduce More Good Resources Smart Actions Donate a Gift Businesses and Events Offset

    Original URL path: http://www.coloradocarbonfund.org/business/promote/supporter-benefits (2016-02-18)
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  • Our Organization | Colorado Carbon Fund
    through our voluntary offset program Through our outreach programs we inform the public about energy efficiency help fund community based renewable energy projects and support educational initiatives that help Coloradans of all ages to lower energy consumption When you contribute to the CCF your tax deductible donation helps fund GHG reduction projects in local Colorado communities All of our offset projects are and will always be verified to the highest standard Do your part today to reduce your carbon footprint and you will be promoting environmental health supporting the Colorado economy and encouraging energy independence You have the will We have the way Benefits for Colorado Homegrown Supports only carbon offset projects in Colorado Improves our quality of life Helps protect Colorado s environment and economy Enhances communities Generates reinvestment funds for environmentally beneficial projects in diverse communities across our state Encourages innovation Supports development of new low carbon technologies Makes philanthropy easy A tax deductible donation is a click or call away CCF Program Partners To develop the CCF program we welcome partnerships with Communities interested in supporting local clean energy and climate mitigation projects Individuals and organizations interested in purchasing carbon offsets Developers and financiers of carbon offset

    Original URL path: http://www.coloradocarbonfund.org/who-we-are/our-organization (2016-02-18)
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  • The Climate Trust | Colorado Carbon Fund
    Climate Trust learns which offset projects work best and which projects should be eliminated They then apply these valuable market lessons to develop a more effective climate portfolio which helps guarantee the integrity of offset markets and our environment For more information visit their website at www climatetrust org Individuals and Families Offset Now Home Vehicle Air Reduce More Good Resources Smart Actions Donate a Gift Businesses and Events Offset

    Original URL path: http://www.coloradocarbonfund.org/who-we-are/climate-trust (2016-02-18)
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  • Our Advisory Committee | Colorado Carbon Fund
    to the public Sign up for our monthly newsletter or refer to our website for meeting dates and times The Advisory Committee members Jeremy Behling VP at Alpine Bank Lori Bird Senior Energy Analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory non voting member Hillary Dobos Principal and Owner at Merrill Group LLC non voting member Peter Edwards Partner at Sage Law Group Kate Hamilton Owner at Kate Hamilton LLC Kris Holstrom Executive Director Sustainability Coordinator at EcoAction Partners Susan Innis Senior Manager of State Government Relations at Vestas Alice Madden Deputy Assistant Secretary of Intergovernmental Affairs and External Relations at the Department of Energy Kimberly Peterson Senior Engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory non voting member February 22 2011 meeting Presentation March 1 2010 meeting Colorado Carbon Fund Update by Susan Innis the Colorado Carbon Fund The Climate Trust and CCF growth by Ben Vitale The Climate Trust October 20 2009 meeting Presentation July 28 2009 meeting Agenda Minutes Presentation Overview Presentation Offsets 101 Presentation Offset Acquisition Process Presentation CCF Project Approval Process Individuals and Families Offset Now Home Vehicle Air Reduce More Good Resources Smart Actions Donate a Gift Businesses and Events Offset Now Small Businesses Large Businesses

    Original URL path: http://www.coloradocarbonfund.org/who-we-are/advisory-board (2016-02-18)
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  • What are Carbon Emissions? | Colorado Carbon Fund
    and air in what is called The Carbon Cycle Because we as humans have extracted carbon from the ground and water in such abundance to make items and power resources much of this carbon has found its way into the atmosphere in the form of carbon emissions Carbon emissions are gases which are composed of carbon that are released into the atmosphere due to non essential human activities or influence These emissions which are able to move freely through the air collectively form what is similar to a blanket around the globe This blanket traps a lot of gases and heat close to the Earth instead of allowing some to escape into space and is suspected of causing many places such as the Arctic and Antarctic to warm up and melt What are the greenhouse gas emissions in Colorado In Colorado greenhouse gas emissions from human activity have grown by 35 percent from 1990 to 2005 However per capita emission have changed very little the increase was due to mostly Colorado s growing population In 2005 Colorado emitted 118 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent gases As shown below the emission profile of Colorado is mostly made up of electricity

    Original URL path: http://www.coloradocarbonfund.org/how-it-works/what-is-carbon (2016-02-18)
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