Photo from Pre-CNI Days

CNI grew out of 200+ interviews with people working on climate throughout Indiana. A few months before we created CNI, several of us got together for a dinner of lentils and (a lot of) mead and wine. Here, professional magician David Ranalli delights Jacob Gambino with some sleight of hand.

These were the days before COVID. Alas!

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Interviewing Indiana's Climate Community

Carbon Neutral Indiana grew out of two projects: (1) interviews with 200+ people working on climate, many in Indiana and (2) six months of research into Project Drawdown climate solutions in Indiana in 2019.

Below is a partial list of these 200+ people. We conducting these meetings to discover who is doing what and where we fit in. List in progress.

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Bloomberg Midwest Climate Summit

We presented at the Bloomberg Midwest Climate Summit recently. The presentation starts at 27:14. It ends early because of connection issues then starts up again at 43:12.

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Our Seventh Month

Carbon Neutral Indiana got 501c3 non-profit status on April 7, 2020. This is an account of month #7. Also see previous accounts:

 

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Thank You for the Large Gift Nonie & David Vonnegut-Gabovitch!

Nonie & David Vonnegut-Gabovitch were the first in Indiana to make their household carbon neutral as well as their business -- BRICs.

They also just gave the largest financial gift yet of $2,700. Thank you for your support Nonie and David -- helping this rocket take off! 🚀

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Retirement Record - 157 Carbon Offsets

Each carbon offset has a unique serial number. That way, it can only be claimed by one person or organization against their carbon footprint. When they want to claim it, they "retire" it in a public database.

We purchased our another batch of offsets -- 157 offsets from the Afognak Forest Carbon Project. They were retired on Nov 15, 2020, and you can view the retirement record here.

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Retirement Record - 117 Carbon Offsets

Each carbon offset has a unique serial number. That way, it can only be claimed by one person or organization against their carbon footprint. When they want to claim it, they "retire" it in a public database.

We purchased our another batch of offsets -- 117 offsets from the Afognak Forest Carbon Project. They were retired on Nov 15, 2020, and you can view the retirement record here.

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Anonymous Testimonial

A carbon neutral household emailed this to us:

"I have been thinking about your question about why I wanted to get involved in Carbon Neutral. I think my best answer would be: I want to be part of the HOPE not part of the HOPELESS.

Thank you for all you do."

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NUVU Article

See this article Carbon offset bill could lead to new market for Hoosier landowners by Beth Edwards on Oct 13, 2020.

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Summary of Our 3rd Quarter in 2020

This video summarizes what our network achieved in the 3rd quarter of 2020. Below the video is a full report. See also accounts of our first month, second month, 2nd quarter, and fourth month.

Best part: "In all, in the middle of a pandemic and economic recession, with no grants, our all volunteer network averted over $500,000 in social costs of carbon."

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