The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn parallels to how we will address the climate crisis, and many of us have forged ahead in our work to prevent the worse climate change scenarios from becoming reality. Over the past several months, as the global community’s attention has been diverted to the health and wellbeing of our friends and family, the livelihood of our local communities, and economic recoveries, we’ve looked for some glimmer of hope and good news. We’re very excited to share with our community a dose of good news – together, we’ve achieved the milestone of over 150 million offset credits issued from the Climate Action Reserve!
For me, this milestone is symbolic and significant on many levels. It represents 150 million tonnes of CO2e that would have been emitted into or remained in the atmosphere. What does that mean? It’s the equivalent to 372,208,436,725 miles driven by an average passenger vehicle or charging 19,129,833,321,353 smartphones. It’s a significant amount, although, we recognize it is only a start and we still have much more work to do.
It also represents the power of what we can accomplish together. The Reserve was founded on the concept of collaboration among different sectors and we continue to support and uphold that belief in all of our work. Achieving over 150 million tonnes of emissions reduction and sequestration required the work, support and ideas of nonprofit organizations, companies in the private sector, academia and government. These groups have been involved with elements of our work in both the voluntary and compliance markets.
And it represents a level of success in our work to address climate change as an environmental nonprofit organization. The Reserve’s mission is “To develop, promote, and support innovative, credible market-based climate change solutions that benefit economies, ecosystems, and society.” I’m extremely proud to work alongside dedicated, passionate colleagues here at the Reserve and with an engaged Board of Directors to strive towards that mission. In a few years, we’ll be approaching the 15-year anniversary of the Reserve program, and I’m looking forward to seeing what we all accomplish together when we reach that milestone.
A big thank you to the project developers that helped make this achievement possible. It takes a lot of dedication and hard work to bring an offset project to fruition, and achieving this milestone couldn’t be possible without the support of:
1st Climate Solutions DBA Brian R. Anderson Inc.
3Degrees Group, Inc
ABEC Bidart-Old River LLC
Advanced Disposal Services Maple Hill Landfill, LLC
Advanced Disposal Services Morehead Landfill, Inc.
Ag Methane Advisors, LLC
Alcoa Gas Producers, LLC
Alma Land Company
ALT Holdings, LLC
ALVARO RENE RIVERA JARAMILLO
AMC Maine Woods Initiative LLC
American Municipal Power, Inc.
ASOCIACIÓN DE SILVICULTORES DE LA REGIÓN FORESTAL PACHUCA Y TULANCINGO, A.C.
Aurora Ridge Dairy, LLC
Barnabas Investment Group, LLC
Bascom Pacific, LLC
BFI Waste Systems of North America, LLC
BFI Waste Systems of Oklahoma, LLC
Bi-County Gas Producers, LLC
Big Run Power Producers, LLC
Bioforestal Innovación Sustentable S.C.
Black Warrior Solid Waste Disposal Authority
Blue Source, LLC
Burns ODS, llc
Butler County, Kansas
CA Department of Parks and Recreation
California Bioenergy, LLC
California Timberlands 2 LLC
Camco Offsets I, LLC
Carbon Solutions Group, LLC
Central Sanitary Landfill, Inc.
CF Industries Nitrogen, LLC
Citrus County Division of Solid Waste Management
City of Arcata
City of Lawton
City of Superior
City of Thomasville, Georgia
City of Walla Walla
Climate Trust Capital Fund I LP
ClimeCo Corp MCK NAP2, LLC.
coastal forest resources company
Coastal Forestlands, LTD., a California Limited Partnership
Coastal Ridges LLC
Coffee County Commission
Consejo Civil Mexicano para la Silvicultura Sostenible AC
Corrigan TLP, LLC
Covanta Semass, L.P.
CP Energy Marketing (US) Inc
CSE Operating I, LLC
Cultivo Land PBC
Downeast Lakes Land Trust
DTE Biomass Energy, Inc.
Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
East Dubuque Nitrogen Fertilizers, LLC
EKO Green Carbon Fund, LP
Element Markets Emissions, LLC
Element Markets, LLC
Energía Renovable de Cuautla S.A. de C.V.
Exelon Generation Company, LLC
Farm Power Northwest LLC
Fiscalini Properties, L.P.
Forest Carbon Partners, L.P.
Fred M Van Eck Forest Foundation for Purdue University
Gallo Cattle Company, a Limited Partnership
Garland Power & Light
Gaston County Solid Waste and Recycling
Green Assets Inc.
Grotegut Dairy Farm Inc
GTR Solid Waste Management Authority
Heartwood Forestland Fund IV Limited Partnership
Holsum Dairies, LLC
Hudson Technologies Company
INTEGRADORA DE COMUNIDADES INDIGENAS Y CAMPESINAS DE OAXACA AC
INTELIMETER, S.A. DE C.V.
Jackson Timberland Opportunities-Champion, LLC
Kent and Sorensen Overseas, SA de CV
Kent County Department of Public Works
LSB Industries, Inc.
Luminus Energy Partners QP, LP
Lyme Brimstone Timberlands LLC
Lyme Great Lakes Timberlands LLC
Lyme Mountaineer Forest Holdings LLC
Lyme Mountaineer Timberlands II LLC
Lyme Skyline Forest Company LLC
Lyme Wisconsin Timberlands LLC
Maas Energy Works, Inc.
Mahoning Landfill, Inc.
Mailliard Ranch, a California Limited Partnership
Maple Leaf Dairy, Inc
Mattamuskeet Ventures I, LLC
Mendocino Redwood Company, LLC
Michael A. Noles
Middleton Place, LLC
Municipio de Toluca/Dirección General de Medio Ambiente del H. Ayuntamiento de Toluca
MWF Adirondacks, LLC
National Audubon Society, Inc.
NativeEnergy, a Public Benefit Corporation
New England Forestry Foundation
New River Resource Authority
Nisqually Land Trust
Norfolk Southern Railway Company
Northeast Wilderness Trust
Northwestern Landfill, Inc.
OEKO Service Luxembourg (O.S.L) S.A.
Offsetters Clean Technology Inc.
Oneida Herkimer Solid Waste Authority
Outlaw Hog Energy, LLC
Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Passamaquoddy Joint Tribal Council
Peak Carbon LLC
Peak Carbon Offset LLC
Perfect Score Too, LTD
Philip Verwey Farms
Pivot Bio, Inc
Pixley Biogas, LLC
PLANALTO S.P.R. DE R.L.
Potlatch Forest Holdings, Inc.
Public Service Company of Colorado dba Xcel Energy
Raleigh County Solid Waste Authority
Reclamation Technologies Inc.
Renewable Energy Services of Ohio, LLC
Republic Services of North Carolina, LLC
RES Agriculture NC1, LLC
Resource Management Service LLC
Rips Redwoods, LLC
Roeslein Alternative Energy of Missouri, LLC
Roseburg LFG Energy, LLC
Rowland Land Company
Save the Redwoods League
Scott Solid Waste Disposal Company
Secretaría del Medio Ambiente / Fondo Ambiental para el Cambio Climático
SERVICIO Y CONSULTORIA AMBIENTAL Y FORESTAL, S. DE .R.L. DE C.V.
Shannondale Carbon, LLC
Sieben Live Stock Co
Sierra Pacific Industries
Smith Gardner, Inc.
Solar & Renewables Management, LLC
Soluciones Ambientales Yaax
Solvay Chemicals, Inc.
South Pole USA, Inc.
Southern California Edison
Southern Plains Land Trust
Spatial Informatics Group, LLC
Spokane Tribe of Indians
Sustainable Energy Solutions LLC
Sustainable Mountain Center, LLC
Tangipahoa Parish Government
Terra Nitrogen, Limited Partnership
The Climate Trust
The Conservation Fund
The Nature Conservancy
The Newhall Land and Farming Company, LLC
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Walt Disney Company
Three Rivers Solid Waste Management Authority
Timber Ridge Landfill Company
Timberline Energy, LLC
TMF Biofuels, LLC
Trinity Carbon Management LLC
U-Haul International, Inc.
U.S. Venture, Inc.
Usal Redwood Forest Company, LLC
VAN-ERK DAIRY LLC
W. Brinkley Melvin
Wasatch Integrated Waste Management District
Washington Beef, LLC
Waste Services of N. E. Mississippi, Inc.
Weaver Cattle Co.
WTE-Deer Run, LLC
Please check out our infographic for a closer look at the Reserve’s 150 million offset credits: