New Society Publishers Supports Local Community Solutions to the Global Problem of Climate Change

by: EJ on 11/17/2014

In our October 29th blog, we announced that New Society Publishers continues to be carbon neutral by offsetting our carbon emissions with the local Community Carbon Marketplace.  There is a satisfying synchronicity to this partnership, in that the first book publisher to go carbon neutral in North America is now able to support and partner with the first online community carbon marketplace in North America.  Read on for more information about this locally-based, globally-focused project.

The Community Carbon Marketplace (CCM), is an appealing alternative in the evolving carbon market as it functions as a “micro-exchange.” CCM is accessible by community-based greenhouse gas (GHG) initiatives and local governments, and directs offsetting dollars to invest in the development of a local low-carbon green economy to balance communities for a healthy planet.

The Community Carbon Marketplace, a not-for-profit initiative of Cowichan Energy Alternatives Society (CEA), is an online community carbon exchange that helps local governments and businesses meet carbon neutral objectives through the purchase of community carbon credits (CCCs) generated by local organizations and projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). If your organization or business is working on a green project that reduces GHG emissions, such as using renewable fuel/energy, land conservation/restoration etc, you may be doing more than a good thing for the environmental – you may be generating revenue which until now you haven’t been able to access in the form of CCCs. These can be listed and sold through the CCM Funds from the purchase of each CCC go to the organizations and projects that produce them, as the CCM supports credible, ethical community-based GHG reduction projects by ensuring community dollars are transparently directed to local organizations and small-businesses to invest in their green initiatives.

“We encourage non-profits and green businesses throughout Vancouver Island and Coastal BC to visit our website where they can do a simple self-assessment for eligibility, and get on a waiting list for possible subsidies.” – Hassaan Rahim, Project Manager – Cowichan Energy Alternatives.

CCM recently entered a “community champions” contest run by BC Hydro and needs your votes to win $10,000. Please vote for them on the BC Hydro Community Champions site every day to November 30th. Each person can vote once per day until the contest ends on November 30th. BC teachers and schools can also support the CCM video and enter themselves for a chance to win $1000 for their class!

 You can watch the video and vote for the CCM initiative at: https://champions.bchydro.com/entries/view/cowichan-energy

Let’s vote for CCM each and every day and support their mission to provide sustainable and local solutions to our global problems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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