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Sustainability Events

Offsetting Carbon Through Local Projects

Corey Hawkey

  • Assistant Director, University Sustainability Practices, Arizona State University

Tani Colbert-Sangree

  • Program Coordinator, Duke Carbon Offsets Initiative, Duke University

Shawn Gagné

  • Founder and CEO, Urban Offsets Inc.

Spencer Plumb

  • Southwest Rockies Program Associate, National Forest Foundation

Academic institutions employ carbon credits to help offset their emissions footprints. ASU and Duke University have collaborated to develop carbon-offset projects with local impact and national replicability through urban forestry. These two leading universities aim to reduce the costs and barriers to local carbon offset projects and make them more accessible and practical for institutions of higher learning.

Tani Colbert-Sangree will review Duke's Carbon Offsets Initiative, and Corey Hawkey will discuss how ASU's University Sustainability Practices collaborated with Duke to bring Urban Forestry-generated carbon offsets to the Valley. Shawn Gagné will discuss the critical role that private-sector entities like Urban Offsets fulfill, tracking and monitoring carbon credits. Additionally, Spencer Plumb will discuss a plan for restoring Southwest Ponderosa Pine through forest carbon offsets.

In addition to this talk, there will be Carbon Offset Verification and Validation Workshops held before and after. You can find more information and sign up here.

A light lunch will be served.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.