|Help to Green Our Annual Meeting|
The AAR is making it easy for members to purchase Renewable Energy Credits when traveling to the Annual Meeting. By simply clicking a box on the online registration page, members can choose to give $15 to NativeEnergy.
The AAR’s Sustainability Task Force selected NativeEnergy because of its commitment to reducing greenhouse gases while supporting its sustainability projects. NativeEnergy helps assist Native American, farmer-owned, community-based renewable energy projects that create social, economic, and environmental benefits. These projects displace electricity from fossil fuels and reduce other greenhouse gas emissions.
Last year, the AAR collected a total of $5,025 from 335 participants (7.7 percent of registrants) in this carbon offset program. Along with a $250 donation for the AAR’s staff travel, we sent NativeEnergy a check in the amount of $5,275, which went towards the development of the Greensburg Wind Farm in Greensburg, Kansas.
The AAR is continuing this program in 2010. We currently have a 10 percent participation rate, and we hope to maintain or improve on that as more members register in the coming months for the 2010 Annual Meeting. We encourage you to make this inexpensive commitment to helping make our meetings more environmentally friendly.
To learn more about NativeEnergy, visit www.nativeenergy.com/.