Gary Gero elected to Climate Action Reserve Board of Directors

Gary Gero elected to Climate Action Reserve Board of Directors

Through new role, the former Reserve President will continue to help guide the development of the organization

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Climate Action Reserve Board of Directors elected Gary Gero to a new seat on the Board.  Gary retired as President of the organization at the end of December 2015 after serving in the role for nearly nine years.  During his tenure, he helped launch the Reserve from the California Climate Action Registry and led the organization’s development to become North America’s leading offset registry, a respected collaborator and an internationally respected pioneer in rigorous offset standards.

“We are very fortunate and appreciative to still have Gary so closely involved with the continued growth and development of the Climate Action Reserve.  It was under his leadership that the organization was launched and earned a reputation for being a pioneering force in transparent carbon accounting standards.  Now he will be involved with guiding the continued growth of the organization in its next chapter,” said Linda Adams, Chair of the Climate Action Reserve Board of Directors.  “Gary will bring a very unique perspective to the leadership of the Reserve, and we are thrilled to be able to continue working with such a passionate, committed environmental advocate.”

Gary’s career includes nearly 20 years of work in local government, primarily in the City of Los Angeles where he served as Air Quality Director and subsequently Assistant General Manager for the Environmental Affairs Department focusing on climate change, sustainable development, energy policy, and alternative fuel vehicles.  Gary serves on the Board of Directors for the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters and serves on the Steering Committee of the California Sustainability Alliance.  He was a member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee and served for six years on the City of Glendale Planning Commission.

“I am truly honored to be elected to the Climate Action Reserve Board of Directors and to continue working with such a dedicated, talented staff and Board.  I know that there are numerous opportunities for the organization to use its expertise and knowledge to make a meaningful impact in addressing climate change, and I am looking forward to being involved during such an exciting time,” said Gary.

Please visit the Climate Action Reserve website to learn more about the organization and its Board of Directors.


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Errata and Clarifications released for the U.S. Landfill Project Protocol Version 2.1


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Errata and Clarifications released for the U.S. Livestock Project Protocol Versions 4.0, 3.0, and 2.0


Infographic: Why offset your greenhouse gas emissions

Infographic: Why offset your greenhouse gas emissions

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Public comment period open for Mexico Boiler Efficiency Project Protocol V1.0 – comments due August 1, workshop on July 20

Public comment period open for Mexico Boiler Efficiency Project Protocol V1.0 – comments due August 1, workshop on July 20


Nitric Acid Production Project Protocol Version 2.1 Now Available

Nitric Acid Production Project Protocol Version 2.1 Now Available


Climate Action Reserve Board of Directors names Craig Ebert as new President to lead the continued growth of the pioneering organization

Climate Action Reserve Board of Directors names Craig Ebert as new President to lead the continued growth of the pioneering organization

New leadership comes at pivotal time for the internationally recognized nonprofit organization

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Climate Action Reserve Board of Directors today announced that it appointed internationally recognized climate change expert and industry veteran Craig Ebert as the organization’s new President, effective immediately.  Craig, who previously served as the organization’s VP of Policy, takes the leadership role during a pivotal time of growth and new opportunity for the Climate Action Reserve, known globally as a pioneer in establishing rigorous, transparent standards for carbon offsets.

“Since its launch, the Climate Action Reserve has successfully brought credibility and integrity to carbon offsets as an impactful tool for reducing emissions, and now the organization has opportunities to apply its expertise to broader applications.  These factors were critical in the search for our next President. The Board is thrilled that Craig will be leading the organization in our next exciting phase of growth and to maintain the high bar for quality that we are known for.  His expertise in carbon accounting principles and policies, industry reputation and experience in growing new initiatives make him a wonderful fit for the President role and we are eager to begin working with him in this new capacity,” said Linda Adams, Chair of the Climate Action Reserve Board of Directors.  “We also greatly appreciate the admirable, professional performance of our full management team who collectively stepped up to the plate during our comprehensive presidential search process.”

During his career, Craig has helped create foundational elements of international, national and corporate policies to address climate change, including pioneering efforts on carbon accounting principles.  He has led efforts to develop methods adopted by the IPCC as its National GHG Inventory Programme, supported U.S. negotiations on international climate change agreements, and also helped develop the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Joint Implementation (JI) provisions under the Kyoto Protocol.  He joined the Reserve after advising the Western Climate Initiative (WCI) and working over 30 years at ICF, a top-ranked environmental consulting firm.

During his tenure as the Reserve’s VP of Policy, Craig oversaw the continued development of the organization’s offset protocols, directed the development of the organization’s new climate investment rating program and helped strengthen and expand the organization’s international work.

“I am honored to accept the President position and to continue our ground-breaking work with such an exceptionally-talented team, an engaged Board of Directors and tremendous partners.  Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time.  The Climate Action Reserve has already made meaningful contributions in addressing this challenge and we have more exciting opportunities before us to foster creative, market-oriented and effective solutions to save our planet from dangerous human impacts on our global environment,” said Craig.


Climate Action Offsetter: GreenPrint Reduced Emissions Fuel Programs

Climate Action Offsetter: GreenPrint Reduced Emissions Fuel Programs

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By GreenPrint

GreenPrint came to life as founder, Pete Davis, and Co-Founder, Trenton Spindler, recognized the importance of protecting our environment, but also realized that today’s consumers are increasingly directing their purchasing power toward companies that give back, support their communities, and take active measures towards improving the quality of our environment. At GreenPrint, our goal is to enable consumers to drive their cars and live their everyday lives without leaving a carbon footprint or minimizing their carbon footprint. We develop and operate low carbon and reduced emissions fuel programs through our patent protected platform with an initial focus on the retail gasoline, fleet, and consumer product industries.

Additionally, today, businesses feel pressure to provide sustainable solutions. We help businesses respond to these pressures and create a net-positive impact on our environment while increasing sales, practicing social responsibility, promoting sustainability, and creating a competitive advantage.

Our focus is on the fuel industry, and the more than 250 million vehicles on the road. We partner directly with companies and consumers to help mitigate the impact of all of the pollution that comes with those vehicles. For example, the Strive Fuel program is currently offered at ALON 7-Eleven gas station and convenience stores across 4 states. Another example is the Ricker’s Replenish program, currently offered at Ricker’s convenience stores in the Indianapolis Metro area. In addition to reducing emissions, these programs focus on improving the environment of each local community as well by supporting and volunteering for greenscape and tree planting projects. Our clients include municipal and commercial fleet managers and petroleum retailers across the world. We calculate customers CO2 emissions per gallon, and neutralize those emissions by planting trees and making investments in carbon-offset projects like those listed on the Climate Action Reserve.

Just this year, GreenPrint has been able to offset more than 23,487 metric tonnes of carbon and counting. As an added bonus, communities where our clients operate benefit from local tree planting projects where we’ve been able to plant over 4,000 trees. Thanks to our global partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, we anticipate supporting the planting of 50,000 trees in 2016. The engagement in each community has been astounding, as we bring together consumers, corporate and community leaders for tree planting projects in parks, along rivers, and in neighborhoods. GreenPrint is addressing climate change, planting trees, supporting local communities, and investing in renewable energy one gallon at a time.

GreenPrint’s programs have experienced an enormous amount of positive feedback, and we look forward to continuing to partner with companies and consumers to drive the total number of metric tonnes of carbon reduced and take active steps to care for our environment.

For more information on GreenPrint, please visit www.greenprintcorp.com.


Public comment period open for draft Nitric Acid Production Project Protocol Version 2.1 – comments due June 7

Public comment period open for draft Nitric Acid Production Project Protocol Version 2.1 – comments due June 7