NativeEnergy Launches Program to Reduce Carbon Emissions

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NativeEnergy Launches Program to Reduce Carbon Emissions

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 2:00pm

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NativeEnergy has launched a program to combine carbon reductions with safe water in several developing countries. Ethiopia, Ghana and Kenya, among other countries, form the focal point of various projects under the program. All the projects are being certified to the Gold Standard, which is the leading global carbon offset standard.

Triple Quest, the partner of NativeEnergy in these projects, will provide Hydraid Biosand water filters. These advanced filters use an innovative methodology to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions that would other result from boiling water using unsustainably harvested wood.

NativeEnergy's Kirsten McKnight, who helped launch the project in Kenya, said: "Our experience at home is just so different from the situation we found in Africa. A safe water supply seems almost a luxury in some communities. The reception we received was wonderful. At NativeEnergy, we're all motivated to address climate change, but it's especially moving to be able to accomplish environmental goals while also protecting people's health.

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Vikas is a staff writer for the Sustainable Development news and editorial section on Justmeans. He is an MBA with 20 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience and global travel. He is the author of "The Power of Money" (Scholars, 2003), a book that presents a revolutionary monetary economic theory on poverty alleviation in the developing world. Vikas is also the official writer for an international social project for developing nations "Decisions for Life" run in collaboration between the ILO, the University of Amsterdam and the Indian Institute of Management.

Keywords: Environment | NativeEnergy | Safe Water | Social Impact & Volunteering | africa | carbon reductions | csr | sustainability

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