The idea for the Climate Neutral Network began more than three years ago when Sue Hall began to ponder with colleagues how much it would cost to offset the emissions created by a typical automobile burning one gallon of gas.
Surprised to learn that the cost might be as little as a few cents, Hall began engaging a wide spectrum of companies, nonprofits, government officials and others to consider the following: could a major gas company that opted to allow consumers to voluntarily pay a few cents more per gallon for fuel sold as Climate Neutral — with the extra funds invested in independently monitored and verified offsets – gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace? A creative dialogue ensued with leaders spanning the Rocky Mountain Institute, Interface, Inc., the Office of Policy, EPA, Trexler & Associates, Business for Social Responsibility, and beyond, which began to seriously examine the potential that a Climate Neutral marketplace could offer.
Ashley E. Valenzuela
St Charles, AR 72140
John J. Fisk
Mineola, NY 11501