We just published a three page Executive Summary of Carbon Neutral Indiana. Anne Laker wrote the text, and Andy Fry designed and illustrated it. Download PDF.
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 three more batches of offsets, and they were tired today. 752 tons total from the Afognak Forest Carbon Project. You can find links to the public retirement records on our financial transparency page.
Vicki Bohlsen created the first registered B Corp in Indiana. Now she made her company, Bohlsen Group, carbon neutral too. She's only the second person in Indiana to make both her business, and her personal household, carbon neutral:
"Despite 2020 being a tough year, that resulted in the most change the company has ever seen, we have remained committed to being a socially responsible company that puts the importance of people and the planet alongside the need for profitability...
I was surprised by just how small of a monthly commitment it would be to offset [our team's carbon footprints] while working from home! Daniel had told me it would be equivalent to “a monthly Netflix payment” per person… and he was right...
I hope that other households and companies will consider following suit."
The following was written by Deacon Tom Cervone, PhD, Sister Maureen Houlihan, DC, and Nichole Cervone-Gish, ED MS. It was published in The Message, the newspaper for Southwester Indiana's Catholic Community. They are encouraging their community to measure their carbon footprints, and become carbon neutral, through Carbon Neutral Indiana.
"Editor’s note: This series takes a deeper look at Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical on the care for our common home, “Laudato si.’”
Did you know that in 1970, President Richard Nixon signed the National Environmental Policy Act, which required some federal agencies to take part in certain regulations, policies, projects, licensing and permitting? The NEPA has been a blessing for 50 years because it requires projects to realize their impacts on the environment and be held accountable. It was developed to avoid, minimize and mitigate/lessen our impacts upon Earth’s air, water and soil.Read more
We founded CNI in April, 2020, but it grew out of over a year of full time research, hundreds of interviews with people working on climate throughout Indiana, and a massive group chat with 50+ friends.
The story begins in the summer of 2018.Read more
Nancy Moldenhauer & Anna Livesay contributed a gift of $1,000 to Carbon Neutral Indiana. Learn what Nancy thinks about carbon neutrality as well as her inspiring work with the Michigan City Sustainability Commission.
Climate Xchange is a 501c3 that provides "research, education, and advocacy to move us towards a low-carbon economy through market-based mechanisms." They host a monthly meeting where representatives from the states provide updates.
Daniel Poynter of Carbon Neutral Indiana provided an update for Indiana at 1:05:20:
BRICS is a beloved ice cream store in Indianapolis, Indiana. David and Nonie Vonnegut-Gabovitch explain why they started it, why they care about environmental sustainability, and why they became carbon neutral through Carbon Neutral Indiana.
Video created by Indianapolis based Skyler Creative.
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!