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TerraCarbon talks B Corps on "Taking Care in Business" Podcast​

TerraCarbon's Scott Settelmyer was recently interviewed for a new podcast on Corporate Social Responsibility called "Taking Care in Business".  Listen to Scott talk about being a B Corp and how it impacts the way TerraCarbon does business.  You can download the podcast on iTunes or listen by clicking here.​

ACR Approves Pocosin Restoration Methodology

The American Carbon Registry (ACR) announced today that it has approved a milestone methodology developed by The Nature Conservancy and TerraCarbon to measure the greenhouse gas benefits of restoring peatlands in the southeast coastal plain of the United States. These peatlands, also referred to as pocosins (Algonquin name for "swamp on a hill"), store vast amounts of carbon in their soils which is emitted to the atmosphere when they are ditched and drained. The Nature Conservancy worked with TerraCarbon to develop the methodology and shepherd it through ACR’s stakeholder consultation and scientific peer-review approval process. The work was funded by Duke Energy, the Wildlife Conservation Society and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Other partners include United States Geological Survey, East Carolina University and Duke University. Read the ACR press release. Read the ACR methodology.

New Study Published: Nature is Vital to Fighting Climate Change​

The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has published a paper "Natural climate solutions" that was authored by the Carbon Science team at The Nature Conservancy along with 32 scientists from 15 institutions, including TerraCarbon's Director or Technical Services, David Shoch. The paper shows that Nature could cost-effectively deliver over 11 billion tons of climate mitigation by 2030, or more than a third of greenhouse gas emissions reductions required to prevent dangerous levels of global warming. David led the assessment of reforestation, natural forest management, and improved plantations pathways. TerraCarbon is thrilled to work with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and its partners on this important paper. The paper affirms our conviction in the important work of our clients who are implementing natural climate solutions covering reforestation, avoided forest conversion, natural forest management, and peatland and coastal wetland restoration.  For a deeper dive into the paper, please see: TNC's cool multimedia science feature page, including this nice video explaining the core resultsTNC's press releaseThe PNAS Paper, including figures, maps and tables.​

TerraCarbon Named as B Corp Best for the World Honoree​

TerraCarbon has been recognized by as a B Corporation “Best for the World” honoree in the “Best for the Environment” category. TerraCarbon was first accredited as a Certified B Corporation in 2012, joining a new breed of companies using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. TerraCarbon earned a score in the top 10% of more than 2,200 Certified B Corporations on its B Impact Assessment with respect to its environmental impact. Since its founding in 2006, TerraCarbon has helped its clients develop and sell carbon offsets to finance more than 30 projects that are conserving 5,000,000 acres of forests and wetlands around the world. For more information on TerraCarbon’s B Corp certification or to learn more about Certified B Corporations, please visit http://www.bcorporation.net.​

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