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. 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!
Innovative Conservation Partnership Launches First Ever Credit Transaction to Reduce Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Agriculture
The climate Trust and Delta Institute announced a new effort to reward farmers for reducing the environmental impacts of their nitrogen fertilizer practices. Delta Institute of Chicago and its partners will work with farmers across the Midwest to encourage voluntary changes to fertilizer applications to reduce emissions of nitrous oxide, a potent greenhouse gas, while maintaining crop yields.
"Projects like this show that environmental improvement, greenhouse gas emissions reductions, and increased yields are not mutually exclusive." Robert Bonnie, USDA Under Secretary for Natural Resources and the Environment.
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.
10 Carbon Market Predictions for 2014 from The Climate Trust
The Climate Trust's inaugural prediction list ranges from self-imposed carbon tax structures to the potential for a Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program at the national level. The trends were identified based on interactions with their diverse group of working partners—government, utilities, project developers and large businesses—as well as conversations with industry experts bridging eight innovative sectors. “We fully expect that the New Year will bring abundant opportunities for The Climate Trust and other market players,” said Sean Penrith, Executive Director for The Climate Trust. “Many of the critical sectors in which our work is focused are poised for growth and broader national attention.” 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!