Daniel Poynter published Article in Herald Times (Bloomington, IN) in Blog 2021-02-27 09:11:21 -0500
"Carbon Neutral Indiana has given us a way forward in Indiana to make real contributions as private citizens. I hope you will reach out to them, ask questions, and ultimately learn how important your contribution to this effort is."
Thank you for writing this article, Gillian Field!
Thank you for asking Purdue to become carbon neutral.
Are you carbon neutral yet? See the 100+ people on our homepage as an example.
When we "walk the talk," we are more persuasive.
If you'd like to be carbon neutral, it probably will cost $10-$15/mo, similar to Netflix.
To become carbon neutral, schedule a short carbon inventory by phone here.
Just got this from a carbon neutral household:
"A few days after we last spoke, I bought an electric car! Really excited to see how this changes my footprint. I know I dont drive a lot so I know it won't be monumental, but still!"
Each year, the Keeling Curve Prize goes to organizations, "with a proven track record of taking greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere."
Chris Powers, Anne Laker, and Daniel Poynter invested the last week and a half applying. We just submitted it today! See the application below.Read more
Daniel Poynter published CNI Presents at 1 Million Cups (Indianapolis) in Blog 2021-02-08 11:37:12 -0500
"Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and engage with their communities over a million cups of coffee, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups in 2012—a free program designed to educate, engage and inspire entrepreneurs around the country. Through the power of volunteers, 1 Million Cups has grown to more than 160 communities.
As a program of the Kauffman Foundation, 1 Million Cups works with entrepreneurs, empowering them with the tools and resources to break down barriers that stand in the way of starting and growing their businesses. Mr. Kauffman believed it was a fundamental right for anyone who had a big idea to be able to bring it to life—and we're here to fulfill that mission." -1 Million Cups (Indianapolis)
Our presentation begins at 16:30:
Daniel Poynter published Interview with Stephen Perkins, Climate Organizer in Blog 2021-02-07 16:56:26 -0500
We are igniting a leadership movement and reinvigorating public service. It just so happens our thing is climate.
"Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’" -Martin Luther King Jr.
International Summer Internship Program
We hosted 15 summer interns in 2020. Many of these students had internships lined up that were canceled because of the pandemic. Carbon Neutral Indiana created a mutually beneficial program that enabled these students to learn soft and hard skills related to climate action, social entrepreneurship, and leadership.
Even within the first week, we achieved something magical. Here it is in their words:
"I loved the connectedness of everyone... This was more valuable than my average class. [It] was more hands-on and allowed me to grow as a person and in my knowledge." -Beverely Thompson, Indiana University student
"The internship... changed my perspective on what effective climate action looks like and how many solutions are subject to greenwashing." -Erica Walters, Butler University student
"We've built such a close community... and it's more the community motivating me than even the climate action we're promoting." -Siddharth Das, Indiana University student
"This summer internship was more valuable than my average college class... I was also very thankful to feel so welcomed by everyone else." -Kimberly Garcia, Cornell University student
Youth Sales Training Program
Daniel Poynter published Indiana Carbon Market Bill Passes First Hurdle in State Senate in Blog 2021-02-05 08:30:14 -0500
"A bill backed by farmers and environmental groups that establishes a voluntary carbon market in the state unanimously passes the Senate Natural Resources Committee...
SB 373 was brought to the Senate Natural Resources Committee with the help of former Sen. Mark Stoops, who sponsored an earlier version of the bill, and groups like Carbon Neutral Indiana."
See also these two blog posts:
- Carbon Farming and Forestry Bill (Indiana SB 373)
- Carbon Neutral Indiana to Present to State of Indiana's Study Committee (Sept 16, 2020)
Daniel Poynter published Carbon Neutral Indiana Nominated for 1% For The Planet in Blog 2021-01-30 09:16:16 -0500
Companies that participate in 1% For The Planet give 1% of their sales to environmental non-profits. Will Ditzler nominated us as a non-profit partner! This means business owners can now select Carbon Neutral Indiana as a recipient.
Learn more about Will's consulting company RiverBirch Executive Advisors LLC.
Learn more on our 1% For The Planet profile page.
Here's a running list of achievements of which we're proud (in rough timeline order):
See this page for impact metrics updated automatically.
Many of these students were environmental studies students who had their other internships canceled because of covid. Most other environmental groups in Indiana canceled internship programs because of covid.
This is faster than many for-profit startup companies with millions in funding. In a pandemic, with no funding, and an all volunteer team.
It will incentivize Indiana forest owners and farmers to do climate friendly practices. It will also create "homegrown" Indiana carbon offsets.
They highlighted Carbon Neutral Indiana in the same space they highlighted presidential candidate Andrew Yang and EarthDay.org.
Publishing carbon inventories for 5,000 cities nationwide
Coming soon. It's hard to believe, but this project will provide $175M in value to the public.
Daniel Poynter published NationBuilder Highlights CNI as Case Study in Blog 2021-01-27 09:51:24 -0500
NationBuilder is the nation's leading software for grassroots movements. For example, the tech savvy Presidential candidate Andrew Yang used it for his campaign.
NationBuilder is so proud of what Carbon Neutral Indiana is accomplishing with their platform that they just published a case study of our work. In addition to their story about Andrew Yang's campaign, they also published a story recently about EarthDay.org. They used NationBuilder to reach 100,000,000 people in 2020.
Daniel Poynter published Presentation at Northwest Indiana Green Drinks - 1/21/21 in Blog 2021-01-25 18:54:03 -0500
Daniel Poynter published Case Study - Scott Stephen and Family in Households 2021-01-23 11:22:48 -0500
"Energy dependence, on the other hand, is the effect of SEA 309, the 2017 state law that phases out net metering of consumer-generated solar energy. This cynical law hampers one industry while passive aggressively buttressing another.
Essentially ghostwritten by utility lobbyists, the law was shepherded by Sen. Brandt Hershman, who, soon after the law was passed, his industry credentials burnished, flew the coop to Washington to be a lobbyist himself...
Solar providers can barely keep up with the surge in demand. Outfits like Solar United Neighbors of Indiana are marketing solar buyers clubs. And a new initiative called Carbon Neutral Indiana is enticing Hoosiers to analyze and offset their carbon footprints with investments in forest preservation and solar [Disclosure: the author is a member of both].
Although it was designed to keep the solar genie in the bottle, SEA 309 has forced the genie out." -Anne Laker
Daniel Poynter published Carbon Farming and Forestry Bill (Indiana SB 373) in Blog 2021-01-14 10:07:47 -0500
This Feb the Senate Natural Resources Committee will discuss a proposed climate bill (Indiana SB 373). It's had exciting bipartisan support.
Our working group will have a 1 pager ready soon. We'll share it here.
Essentially, it would enable Indiana farmers and forest owners to be paid to sequester carbon. It's a 100% voluntary and 100% revenue neutral.
Where would the money come from? Read more below.