Going Green

IAM would like to thank everyone who donated to Carbonfund.org to help offset the 2011 Annual Meeting's carbon emissions.

We hope to continue that effort for the 50th Annual Meeting, and encourage all attendees to make a donation to reduce their carbon footprint and help make the conference a green event. Click on the link Carbonfund.org for more information and to make an individual donation.
See below for some examples of the great work that Carbonfund.org has done across the globe. For more information on their projects, simply click on the project name.

Amazon Forest Conservation Projects

Location: Acre, Brazil
Project type: Forest Conservation and Avoided Deforestation
Standard: Verified Carbon Standard and the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance Standard, seeking Gold Level
Verification/Validation: Scientific Certification Systems
Program Description: In the world’s largest rainforest, the Amazon Forest Conservation Project involves numerous local and international partners that will protect nearly 90,000 acres from slash-and-burn forest clearing and prevent millions of tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions. This project will also provide essential ecosystem services such as erosion control, water cycling, filtration and storage, nutrient recycling, and habitat for thousands of native Amazonian animal and plant species.

Truck Stop Electrification Project

Location: US: Arkansas, California, Georgia, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas
Project type: Energy Efficiency
Standard: American Carbon Registry / Environmental Resources Trusts Monitoring, Reporting and Verification Protocol
Verification/Validation: Environmental Resources Trust
Program Description: The Truck Stop Electrification Project is designed to reduce diesel emissions and save trucking companies the cost of fuel that would be used while idling. Carbonfund.org supports this unique nationwide program, which is estimated to save up to one gallon of diesel an hour per truck.

Small Scale Indian Wind Projects

Location: Tamil Nadu and Gujarat, India
Project type: Wind Energy
Standard: Verified Carbon Standard
Verification/Validation: TÜV Rheinland Japan Ltd
Program Description: The Small Scale Indian Wind Projects consist of six turbines, each with a capacity between 225 kilowatts and 750 kilowatts, which collectively produce about 5,800 megawatts of electricity each year. In addition to providing renewable electricity, Carbonfund.org supports the Small Scale Indian Wind Projects because they support local communities and are a leading example of how wind energy can significantly contribute to India’s increasing energy demands.