Energize 2013 Goes Totally Green with Offsets from Clean Skies Certificates for
Clean Skies Certificates will offset event emissions at Energize 2013 using certificates produced
from clean energy projects in K-12 schools.
Sandy, UT, April 10, 2013 --(PR.com)-- The Utah Energy Commercialization Center and Social
Enterprises have selected Environmental Certificate Exchange (ECX) to balance the emissions from the
Energize 2013 attendee travel, hotel room accommodations, and supply chain energy use during the
summit taking place at Snowbird on April 11-12. ECX will offset natural gas use, paper use, supply
chains, water use, and travel—both to and from the conference, for air and ground transportation.
ECX will supply Clean Skies Certificates, a powerful new carbon offset product that enables local
schools to capture the full value of their energy efficiency and renewable energy efforts. School Districts
across the country face challenges to handle increased costs on tight budgets. ECX's Clean Skies
Certificates are creating new revenue for schools, and helping businesses offset energy and help schools
at the same time.
“Electricity is a large part of greenhouse gas emissions, but even after reducing what you can, by
conserving energy and buying renewable energy certificates (RECs), there are still more emissions to
account for,” said Brent Ivie, CEO of ECX.
Clean Skies Certificates deliver more comprehensive carbon emission reductions than RECs while
simultaneously providing financial support for local schools. “Clean Skies Certificates for Education are
available to companies and individuals to address offsetting their all of their emissions, including
electricity,” added Jacqueline Zielenski, ECX's COO.
When Stephanie Stettler of Social Enterprises learned about emission offsets that help schools, she
wanted to find out more. “I'm fascinated with creative sustainable business strategies, and ECX's Clean
Skies business model is consistent with my passion for creating change for improved sustainability,” she
About Environmental Certificate Exchange
Environmental Certificate Exchange provides expert validation, verification, and management of
third-party certification and registration of environmental attributes which include: solar, wind,
geothermal, biomass, water conservation, recycling, and energy efficiency systems. All certificates are
produced from K-12 school projects enrolled in Dragonfly Solutions' School Energy Efficiency Develop
(SEED) Program. Clean Skies Certificates™ for Education are produced from school projects and are
sold in the U.S. voluntary energy markets. School districts are rewarded with new revenue streams and
funding for additional clean energy projects. ECX provides assurances to consumers, businesses,
organizations, and municipalities that they are reducing the environmental impact of their energy use
through the purchase of Clean Skies Certificates for Education. For more information, visit
About Social Enterprises, Inc.
Social Enterprises is a Portland-based event services firm, specializing in the planning, promotion and
execution of high-level events for non-profit, social impact, and sustainability-focused organizations.
The Social Enterprises team is committed to enacting positive change and enhancing communities by
supporting the development of cutting-edge sustainability and social responsibility initiatives. More
information on Social Enterprises events and mission can be found at www.socialenterprises.net.
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