Convening with the Carbon Capturing Companies
Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard (one of the driving forces behind C3) meeting with other C3 Founding Partners. Photo by Michael Maine
Representatives from C3’s (Carbon Capturing Companies) founding partner businesses and organizations convened at Forterra’s new office last Thursday to discuss the program’s big picture and next steps. It was the first time the partners have all been able to come together to meet each other and share ideas since C3’s launch in May.
The day began with a meeting of the C3 Technical Advisory Team, a subset of the companies involved as well as some of the region’s carbon experts. We discussed the challenges of the program and how to best find homes for all the trees needed for the 2012 carbon sequestration goals. Lunch and a brief talk from Carbon Nation’s Peter Byck followed. It was a great kick-off for the program. If the enthusiasm and quality of ideas coming from the meeting’s attendees is any indication, C3 is poised for success.
Forterra's Weston Brinkley and John Tabb of Keeny's Office Supplies. Photo by Michael Maine.
For those of you unfamiliar with our C3 program, it works like this. Washington-based business and organizations participate by calculating their carbon foot prints then finding ways to reduce them and setting voluntary annual carbon sequestration goals. Participants provide the funding necessary to meet these goals through community tree-planting efforts in local parks and restoration sites. Forterra has always valued diverse partnerships and market-driven efforts to make a positive impact on our environment. The C3 program is both an embodiment of this philosophy and evidence that it can work.
If you’re interested in learning more about the program, please visit the C3 webpage.
--By Weston Brinkley, Research and Development Manager