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Webinar Recap: Closing the Carbon Market Gap
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Webinar Recap: Closing the Carbon Market Gap

Based on data from a recent study, carbon offset production likely needs to increase by 50x to meet net-zero goals by 2040. Will it happen?

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Proposed New Emissions Disclosure Requirements for Over 5,000 US Businesses
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Proposed New Emissions Disclosure Requirements for Over 5,000 US Businesses

The US government has issued a proposed new rule that would require most government suppliers to disclose carbon emissions.

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Meet Joe Smalec, Technology Manager
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Meet Joe Smalec, Technology Manager

Meet Joe, CarbonBetter's Technology Manager. In his free time Joe enjoys gardening, kayaking and hiking. At work he manages CarbonBetter's technology infrastructure and keeps the business running smoothly. Sustainability habits such as composting and walking anytime he can avoid driving are important to Joe. He's a valuable team leader, and we're happy to have him here. Let's get to know Joe!

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Recent Stories

Webinar Recap: Closing the Carbon Market Gap
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Webinar Recap: Closing the Carbon Market Gap

Based on data from a recent study, carbon offset production likely needs to increase by 50x to meet net-zero goals by 2040. Will it happen?

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Proposed New Emissions Disclosure Requirements for Over 5,000 US Businesses
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Proposed New Emissions Disclosure Requirements for Over 5,000 US Businesses

The US government has issued a proposed new rule that would require most government suppliers to disclose carbon emissions.

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Meet Joe Smalec, Technology Manager
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Meet Joe Smalec, Technology Manager

Meet Joe, CarbonBetter's Technology Manager. In his free time Joe enjoys gardening, kayaking and hiking. At work he manages CarbonBetter's technology infrastructure and keeps the business running smoothly. Sustainability habits such as composting and walking anytime he can avoid driving are important to Joe. He's a valuable team leader, and we're happy to have him here. Let's get to know Joe!

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The ROI of Sustainability Investments
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The ROI of Sustainability Investments

Companies no longer have to choose between implementing a financially responsible business model and one that is environmentally responsible. Today these goals can—and should—be intertwined with one another.

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Sustainability Software vs. Spreadsheets
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Sustainability Software vs. Spreadsheets

Sustainability software can help you quantify your carbon emissions, but you still need expertise to get it right.

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What Is Blue Carbon?
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What Is Blue Carbon?

With coastal blue carbon habitats sequestering carbon at a rate 10 times greater than terrestrial forests, blue carbon ecosystems play an essential role in mitigating climate change and improving human well-being. So, what exactly is blue carbon?

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Meet Scott J. Butler, Retail Operations Manager
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Meet Scott J. Butler, Retail Operations Manager

Meet Scott Butler! A man of many skills, Scott is a singer-songwriter, musician, coder, and manager, with 8 years of service at CarbonBetter.

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Meet Yesterdae Sedwick, Regulatory Coordinator
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Meet Yesterdae Sedwick, Regulatory Coordinator

With her eyes set on leadership development, Yesterdae is ambitious, smart, and creative.

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Why Is It So Hard to Buy Carbon Credits?
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Why Is It So Hard to Buy Carbon Credits?

Navigating the carbon market can be unnecessarily complex and opaque without the right support. Here's why.

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Fierce Whiskers Launches World’s First Carbon-Negative Bourbon
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Fierce Whiskers Launches World’s First Carbon-Negative Bourbon

The Austin distillery Fierce Whiskers is releasing 257 carbon-negative bottles of Five O’Clock Shadow from Barrel #47 in a limited release.

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Phlogiston Phase I N2O Abatement
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Phlogiston Phase I N2O Abatement

Included in CBCO 22-1, Phlogiston Phase I project was designed to destroy N2O byproducts during the nylon manufacturing process so the GHG is not emitted into the atmosphere. Co-benefits of the project include reduced N2O pollution and GHG emissions into the atmosphere as well as overall improved air and water pollution and ozone recovery.

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Webinar Recap: Brands Shaking Up Alcohol’s Carbon Footprint
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Webinar Recap: Brands Shaking Up Alcohol’s Carbon Footprint

Last week the CarbonBetter team had the privilege of spending an hour with three powerhouse leaders in the alcoholic beverage space as we explored ways that each of them has tackled integrating sustainability into their businesses. Catch the highlights and watch the replay here.

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Sustainability Reporting White Paper
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Sustainability Reporting White Paper

Sustainability reporting serves as a valuable tool to achieve corporate commitments and better manage climate-related business risks. This white paper walks you through what's typically included and what should be considered.

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What is the Carbon Market? Podcast with Nicole Sullivan
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What is the Carbon Market? Podcast with Nicole Sullivan

Last month our very own Nicole Sullivan, Director of Climate Services at CarbonBetter, joined Joe Batir of the Energy Transition Solutions podcast for an hour-long conversation about the carbon markets. Listen now or read the highlights.

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Manantiales Behr Wind Farm
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Manantiales Behr Wind Farm

Included in CBCO 22-1, the 99-megawatt Manantiales Behr Wind Farm carbon offset project is helping Argentina reach a target of 20% non-hydro renewables by 2025.

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Shaan Seet Improved Forest Management
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Shaan Seet Improved Forest Management

The Shaan Seet Improved Forest Management carbon offset project contains over 8,900 acres of old-growth, hemlock-spruce forest that provides critical ecosystem services, including significant climate benefits through carbon sequestration.

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Raura Hydro Electric Power Project
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Raura Hydro Electric Power Project

The MW Raura Hydro Project provides clean energy to northern India by harnessing renewable electricity from a small, run-of-river hydroelectric power plant, minimizing both the overall environmental impact of the dam and the amount of fossil fuels needed to supply the regional grid.

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RNG in Your Decarbonization Strategy
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RNG in Your Decarbonization Strategy

RNG is a key tool in a portfolio approach to decarbonization, but when is the right time to use it?

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Geography Considerations When Buying Carbon Credits
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Geography Considerations When Buying Carbon Credits

When buying carbon credits, geography matters—here are three key considerations.

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Welcome, Linley!
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Welcome, Linley!

Linley is a senior at UT Austin where she studies chemical engineering and dreams to one day work for NASA.

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A Primer on Hydroelectric Power
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A Primer on Hydroelectric Power

As a renewable, low-carbon source of energy with many co-benefits, hydropower has the potential to be an important part of the energy transition and the carbon offset market. Here are some pros and cons of hydroelectric power.

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Carbon Offset Registries: An Overview
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Carbon Offset Registries: An Overview

An overview of the role carbon offset registries play in the carbon market, and why they matter.

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Welcome, Andrew!
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Welcome, Andrew!

An MIS student at UT Austin, Andrew loves bouldering & thrifting and has a bucket list full of food & travel.

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Important Considerations for Carbon Offset Vintages
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Important Considerations for Carbon Offset Vintages

Understanding carbon offset vintages is important for choosing the right offsets.

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BeatBox Beverages Releases Its 2021 Sustainability Report
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BeatBox Beverages Releases Its 2021 Sustainability Report

BeatBox Beverages, the fastest-selling ready-to-drink cocktail and wine brand in the US, today announced the release of its first sustainability report in partnership with CarbonBetter.

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A Primer on Renewable Natural Gas (RNG)
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A Primer on Renewable Natural Gas (RNG)

Is renewable natural gas an ideal alternative fuel for a carbon-neutral future?

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Plastic Waste Challenges
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Plastic Waste Challenges

Plastic use creates a double-edged problem of reliance on fossil fuels and mountains of trash. What's the solution?

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Meet Sae Saito, Data Analyst
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Meet Sae Saito, Data Analyst

Meet Sae, a Data Analyst at CarbonBetter. Sae is a data and reporting wizard who loves traveling and Austin barbecue.

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Introducing Certified Offset Portfolio 22-1
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Introducing Certified Offset Portfolio 22-1

Buying carbon offsets today is harder than it should be, but today we’re changing that with the launch of CarbonBetter Certified Offset (CBCO) Portfolio 22-1.

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Meet Imani Walton, Operations Analyst
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Meet Imani Walton, Operations Analyst

Meet Imani, an Operations Analyst at CarbonBetter. Imani is a dog-lover with boundless energy, an analytical mind, and creative writing talents.

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Meet Cloie Langley, Accounting Analyst
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Meet Cloie Langley, Accounting Analyst

Outgoing and adventurous, Cloie is a cat-lover and foodie who is committed to saving our planet.

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Celebrating Women’s History Month
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Celebrating Women’s History Month

As Women's History Month comes to a close, we're amplifying the voices and perspectives of the women of CarbonBetter.

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Convenient Fantasies About Climate Change
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Convenient Fantasies About Climate Change

Welcome, SXSW Attendees! This post is for you. Get the slides, meet the speakers, stay in touch, and what's up with the kayak stickers?

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Meet Tri Vo, Our Founder & President
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Meet Tri Vo, Our Founder & President

Meet Tri, CarbonBetter's founder and president. Tri balances analytical work with creative hobbies, and his day-to-day never looks the same.

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The Story Behind the CarbonBetter Brand System
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The Story Behind the CarbonBetter Brand System

Have you discovered the hidden meanings in the CarbonBetter brand system? A conversation with the artist, Ensley Rivers, from Godfrey Dadich Partners.

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WhistlePig Engages CarbonBetter to Develop 3-Year Sustainability Roadmap
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WhistlePig Engages CarbonBetter to Develop 3-Year Sustainability Roadmap

With CarbonBetter's help, the best whiskey on the planet is set to become the best whiskey for the planet.

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Meet Nicole, Director of Climate Services
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Meet Nicole, Director of Climate Services

Meet Nicole, CarbonBetter's Climate Services manager. She joined our team to launch our climate practice and she tirelessly and expertly helps companies navigate the complexities of sustainability and decarbonization.

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Come see us speak at SXSW
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Come see us speak at SXSW

We believe that small steps by many add up to a big impact: we all need to do something and we have to start somewhere. For many, the 'starting' begins with something as simple as a conversation. And that's why we're speaking at SXSW 2022.

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Welcome Nini & Sheera!
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Welcome Nini & Sheera!

Welcome to Nini & Sheera from ABSA at the University of Texas at Austin. Get to know our Winter/Spring 2022 accounting & operations interns.

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Join us for Earth Day 2022
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Join us for Earth Day 2022

Let's make Austin carbon neutral for Earth Day - join us for a free day of climate action for local businesses ahead of Earth Day 2022.

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Welcome to Our Marketing Interns from ABSA
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Welcome to Our Marketing Interns from ABSA

Introducing Mia, Voon, and Jessica from ABSA at the University of Texas at Austin. Get to know our Winter/Spring 2022 marketing interns.

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Your First Sustainability Report
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Your First Sustainability Report

What's next once you have a plan to do your first sustainability report? The right reporting partner will help you gather data, prioritize calculations, and ensure accuracy.

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2021 Year in Review
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2021 Year in Review

As 2021 comes to a close, we reflect on a year of growth, challenges, and always striving to be better. Here are some highlights from the last year, and a few things we're excited about in 2022.

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Zero Waste vs 1% Better
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Zero Waste vs 1% Better

The challenge of "zero waste" should not stop us from trying. Most people don't realize how powerful aiming for just 1% improvement can be.

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CarbonBetter Founder Featured in the Austin Business Journal
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CarbonBetter Founder Featured in the Austin Business Journal

CarbonBetter founder Tri Vo recently spent time with Patricia Rogers of the Austin Business Journal to share more about CarbonBetter and his journey as an entrepreneur.

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An Old Church Gets a New Life as CarbonBetter HQ
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An Old Church Gets a New Life as CarbonBetter HQ

While repurposing an old building was an important start on our path to create a lower impact headquarters, we also made significant efforts to reduce our impact, including salvaged wood desks and using the original foundation.

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Our Story: Becoming Better
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Our Story: Becoming Better

What’s in a name? Everything. That’s why our new name and website—launching today under the CarbonBetter banner—says so much about our company over the last nine years, what we want to become, and how we’re dedicated to working together to reduce carbon and tackle climate change.

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Recent Series

Michelle Li | Modern Planeteer
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Michelle Li | Modern Planeteer

Meet Michelle Li, a modern Planeteer. Founder of Clever Carbon, and a TEDx & SXSW speaker, Michelle Li is working to make carbon literacy the new normal.

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Edition #15 | Environment Forward
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Edition #15 | Environment Forward

Welcome to Edition 15 of Environment Forward. Energy and metals transitions, cow burps, recyclability, and running shoes.

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Valerie Hawks | Modern Planeteer
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Valerie Hawks | Modern Planeteer

Meet Valerie Hawks, a modern Planeteer. With 15 years of print production and sustainability experience, Valerie helps clients minimize their carbon footprint.

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The Intersection of Fashion and Sustainability
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The Intersection of Fashion and Sustainability

Keeping up with the trends can be fun, but that new shirt has a cost that extends beyond your wallet.

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Edition #14 | Environment Forward
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Edition #14 | Environment Forward

Welcome to Edition 14 of Environment Forward. In this edition, we’re looking at podcasts, nature sounds, private jets, and climate legislation.

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Edition #13 | Environment Forward
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Edition #13 | Environment Forward

Welcome to Edition 13 of Environment Forward. In this edition, we’re looking at climate-driven disease, Gmail's carbon footprint, agrivoltaics, and a plastic ban in Canada.

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Edition #12 | Environment Forward
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Edition #12 | Environment Forward

Welcome to Edition 12 of Environment Forward. In this edition, we’re looking at renewable energy records, plastic eating worms, regenerative agriculture, and recycling solar panels.

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What does it mean to be carbon-free? | Change the Conversation
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What does it mean to be carbon-free? | Change the Conversation

I champion anyone working to reduce their carbon impacts. But what does it mean to be carbon-free?

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Edition #11 | Environment Forward
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Edition #11 | Environment Forward

Welcome to Edition 11 of Environment Forward. Come explore lab-grown leather, the decline of lichens, blockchain for farmers, and plastic recycling.

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Should We Call Out Greenwashing? | Change the Conversation
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Should We Call Out Greenwashing? | Change the Conversation

At CarbonBetter, we get a little nervous every time we see the term greenwashing come up. Here's our take.

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Edition #10 | Environment Forward
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Edition #10 | Environment Forward

Welcome to Edition 10 of Environment Forward. In this edition, we’re looking at everything from toothpaste tubes to pints of Guinness with some TikTok thrown in.

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Edition #9 | Environment Forward
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Edition #9 | Environment Forward

Welcome to Edition 9 of Environment Forward – we’re only a month into 2022 and there has been no shortage of climate news. Here at CarbonBetter, we’re actively preparing to speak at SXSW here in Austin on March 16, 2022, but in the meantime, I’ve been doing a lot of reading.

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Edition #8 | Environment Forward
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Edition #8 | Environment Forward

Welcome to Edition 8 of Environment Forward and the first of 2022! In this edition we look back at extreme weather in 2021, share some EV humor, ponder some thoughtful ESG questions, and explore how to spot greenwashing.

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Edition #7 | Environment Forward
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Edition #7 | Environment Forward

Happiest of holidays to our team, clients, and friends! In this 7th edition of Environment Forward, we explore quick charge batteries, cargo ship kites, hemp concrete, and pop music.

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Long-Term Problems, Short-Term Stakeholders | Super Wicked Problems
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Long-Term Problems, Short-Term Stakeholders | Super Wicked Problems

Climate change is a pretty difficult problem to solve, and we need to address the mismatch between the horizon of climate change and the tenure of business leaders.

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Edition #6 | Environment Forward
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Edition #6 | Environment Forward

In this 6th Edition of Environment Forward we're exploring both innovations and challenges when it comes to food sustainability.

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Edition #5 | Environment Forward
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Edition #5 | Environment Forward

Happy Thanksgiving week, friends. Welcome to the 5th Edition of Environment Forward. In this edition, we explore regenerative turkeys, COP26 outcomes, shopping, and trash cleanup.

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Our Supply Chains are Optimized, but for the Wrong Things | Super Wicked Problems
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Our Supply Chains are Optimized, but for the Wrong Things | Super Wicked Problems

Climate change is a 'super wicked problem,' but the 50,000-mile journey of a tennis ball can teach us a few important things about how we can begin stop and reverse it.

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Edition #4 | Environment Forward
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Edition #4 | Environment Forward

Welcome to the 4th Edition of Environment Forward. In this edition, we explore what's happening at COP26, missing seafood, reducing our waste, and some good climate news.

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Edition #3 | Environment Forward
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Edition #3 | Environment Forward

Welcome to the 3rd Edition of Environment Forward. In this edition, we explore decarbonized Google searches, regenerated fashion, climate tech, and electric vehicle trends.

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I Fly Too Much | Change the Conversation
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I Fly Too Much | Change the Conversation

As we rebuild our way of life with the true cost of externalities in consideration—perhaps for the first time—expect contradictions and hypocrisy.

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Edition #2 | Environment Forward
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Edition #2 | Environment Forward

Welcome to the 2nd Edition of Environment Forward. Here are the things that I've been reading (and watching) over the last couple of weeks that have left me feeling both motivated and inspired.

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Divestiture as a Sustainability Strategy | Change the Conversation
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Divestiture as a Sustainability Strategy | Change the Conversation

Carbon neutrality continues to be a great idea in the fight against climate change, but it's complicated in practice - especially when divestiture helps you get there.

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Edition #1 | Environment Forward
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Edition #1 | Environment Forward

In this new bi-weekly series called Environment Forward, Climate Services Manager Nicole Sullivan shares her perspective on news she's following in the ever-changing and fast-paced world of sustainability.

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Recent Case Studies

BeatBox Sustainability Report
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BeatBox Sustainability Report

Beatbox Beverages is the fastest-selling ready-to-drink cocktail and wine brand in the United States—and they're on the path to becoming the most sustainable, too.

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Earth Day Austin 2022 Impacts Report
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Earth Day Austin 2022 Impacts Report

Our goal for this day of climate action is to show that small steps by many add up to a big positive impact.

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Provision Retail Energy Case Study
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Provision Retail Energy Case Study

Provision helps customers make a positive environmental impact through certified CarbonBetter energy plans that include 100% clean energy and planting trees. Learn more about this innovative business model in this case study.

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Fierce Whiskers Distillery Case Study
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Fierce Whiskers Distillery Case Study

Fierce Whiskers is a minority-owned American bourbon distillery, focused on quality and sustainability from grain to glass. They’ve been CarbonBetter since day one by considering the impact of decisions from brand development to construction to grain sourcing and beyond.

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OKO Forests Agroforestry Case Study
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OKO Forests Agroforestry Case Study

OKO Forests is located in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. OKO began as a reforestation project, creating a buffer zone adjacent to the Kogyae Strict Nature Reserve (KSNR). The project protects and enhances biodiversity while creating sustainability socioeconomic benefits from nearby communities.

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