Welcome to The Climate Trust The Climate Trust is a mission-driven nonprofit that specializes in climate solutions for governments, utilities, and large businesses. We provide carbon credits, customized voluntary climate programs, and climate consulting services. We apply this market experience to the development of sound climate policy. Our focus on quality ensures the integrity of both the carbon market and the environment.
Pacific Northwest COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN The Pacific Northwest Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) serves 28,000 federal employees in 40 Oregon and SW Washington counties. In 2012 federal civilian, military and postal employees in our region pledged almost $1.5 million through the CFC. The Climate Trust is proud to take part in the 2013 campaign and would like to thank local federal volunteers and donors for once again demonstrating your caring and generosity!
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Conservation Partnership Celebrates Innovative Prairie Preservation Project & First of its Kind Methodology
The USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, along with project partners Ducks Unlimited and The Climate Trust are proud to announce positive results from their joint collaboration—an innovative Avoided Grassland Conversion carbon project. The project is focused on greenhouse gas mitigation for one of the least protected and most imperiled ecosystems in the world. Co-authored by The Climate Trust, the Avoided Conversion of Grasslands and Shrublands carbon offset methodology provides real opportunities for achieving a meaningful level of emissions reductions in the agriculture sector. READ MORE.
Welcoming Three New TCT Board Members
We are pleased to announce three strategic additions to The Climate Trust Board of Directors: Renee Dowlin, recently retired from the Port of Portland; Patrick Proctor, Vice President of Operations & Human Resources at Stash Tea Company; and John Audley, Executive Director at Sustainable Northwest. The Climate Trust is honored to welcome Renee, Patrick and John as new board members. Our new members will bring welcome diversity and add invaluable new dimensions to the Board. READ MORE.
Could You Be Our Next SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER?
Join an established environmental non-profit organization and help contribute to solving climate change, one of the most complex and challenging issues of our generation. This position is responsible for supporting The Climate Trust’s carbon acquisitions efforts by identifying, evaluating, and negotiating to secure projects that enhance our growing carbon offset portfolio. The position involves managing teams, clients, and vendors, and it requires an individual with project evaluation and commercialization expertise as well as strong interpersonal skills. LEARN MORE.
Celebrating a Powerful Response
to Request for Proposal
In July, The Climate Trust announced a Request for Proposals seeking projects to bolster and accelerate the implementation of agriculture, biogas, and forestry projects in the greenhouse gas market. We were encouraged to receive a strong response, with over 25 project proposal submissions. The projects offered diverse solutions for addressing the challenge of climate change by providing incentives for forest owners, farmers, and others to take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Thank you to all our applicants for the time and care they invested in this process. READ MORE.
TCT's First California Project:
Van Warmerdam Dairy Digester
This Sacramento County facility that milks approx. 1,000 cows, plans to cover their existing lagoon with a flexible, high-density polyethylene cover, and will digest manure from the dairy. The Van Warmerdam digester will be constructed by Maas Energy Works, and the covered lagoon will store up to two days of biogas production, combusting the gas to generate electricity. The project is anticipated to deliver 68,500 credits over a ten year crediting period. This will be The Trust’s first CA project and therefore an important first step towards future biogas work in the state. This project has been highlighted in the Sacramento Business Journal!
Funding of The Climate Trust's Avoided Grassland Conversion (AGC) and Habitat Preservation work in the Prairies by Hess Corporation, has helped to deliver the first nationwide AGC methodology. This methodology will enable rural landowners to protect their grasslands from cropland conversion through financial compensation from environmental credits. A warm thank you to Hess for funding this important work at a time when family farms in the Dakotas are facing significant challenges due to weather events, food and commodity prices & other economic issues.
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