a leading international marketer of high quality carbon offsets and
renewable energy credits (RECs), announced today that with the
support of the national teach-in Focus the Nation, a new 35 kW wind
turbine project is actively operating on an American family farm. As
a result, this single 50 ft. turbine on the Williamson family farm
in Minnesota has been exclusively designated as the"Focus the Nation
"Through the support of initiatives such as this, our new renewable
energy projects across the country not only continue to be
constructed, but continue to thrive," says Tom Boucher,President and
CEO of NativeEnergy. "This type of support has a direct benefit for
both our environment and at-risk communities. We value this and so
find it important to recognize organizations and companies whose
support is fundamental to making specific, high-quality renewable
energy projects a reality and bringing about the positive change we
need to see."
Motivating the country to further explore global warming solutions,
Focus the Nation supports Native Energy's efforts to help build and
maintain new renewable energy projects through the purchase of their
expected long-term carbon offsets output.
With NativeEnergy's commitment to invest in projects that not only
have a positive impact on the planet but incorporate social values
as well, this collaboration is well aligned with Focus the Nation's
dedication to civic engagement.
"Native Energy is pioneering the kind of solutions that science and
justice demand",said Eban Goodstein, Focus the Nation director.
"They are showing how the clean energy revolution can both stabilize
the climate, and be an engine of sustainable economic development
for rural communities."
This strong commitment to both education and the environment is also
shared by the Williamson family, owners of the 2,000 acre farm where
the 50 ft. Focus the Nation turbine now stands. As Minnesotan crop
and livestock farmers, the Williamsons have been stewards of the
land for generations, and agreed enthusiastically to the dedication
of their turbine as the Focus the Nation Wind Turbine. Consistently
demonstrating the utmost respect for the Earth, the Williamson
family was recognized in 2006 by Rock County Minnesota as the
Conservation Family of the Year. Now today, from generating
renewable energy with theiron-farm wind turbine to advancing the
nation understanding of climate change, the Williamsons are proud to
be involved in this historic initiative.
Focus the Nation is an unprecedented educational initiative on
global warming solutions for America occurring at more than 1,400
universities and colleges and in all 50 states on Jan. 31, 2008. As
the largest teach-in in U.S. history, Focus The Nation is preparing
millions of students to become leaders in the largest civilizational
challenge any generation has faced.
NativeEnergy offers organizations and individuals a means to
compensate for their global warming pollution and effectively power
their businesses and homes with renewable energy. Offering RECs and
offsets from a variety of operating projects across America,
NativeEnergy has a direct relationship with the family farmers and
Native American villages where the projects are located. Through its
novel approach of bringing upfront payment to renewable projects for
the estimated future carbon offsets, NativeEnergy enables its
clients to help directly finance the construction of specific new
wind farms and other renewable energy projects. NativeEnergy has
become the trusted choice of many leading environmentally and
socially responsible businesses and organizations.