Climate Counts and U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce Institute

In 2017, Climate Counts joined forces with the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce to provide additional educational climate outreach to businesses throughout the nation. In building upon the existing network, Climate Counts will be a key force in providing educational materials and climate information to growing and diverse business sectors. With our new partnership, we will reach out to local leaders, non-profits, constituents, and small, medium and large businesses through the existing chapters and branches of the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce. Climate Counts is bringing our years of leadership and knowledge of Climate Change and impact to the table to help lead the charge on providing the most current messages and innovative ideas to this larger network. With the current national movement to reduce funding to the EPA, in addition to the declaration to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement, our outreach is now more important than ever before!

In order for the U.S. Green Chamber to effectively advocate with their business network, leaders within various industries must be informed. Climate Counts will play that role, along with bringing key leaders together.

 

UPCOMING!  Climate Change Certification for the Business Professional and Individual

Like most of us, you may be very passionate about Climate Change and how it is impacting our planet, communities, businesses and overall security. And like most of us, you may read many articles on the subject.   However, with our upcoming online certification, you can have the tools necessary to share your knowledge with others and make an impact at your business, home and community.

Highlights:

  • History of Climate Change
  • The Science behind Climate Change
  • Environmental Impacts
  • Social Impacts
  • International Security Impacts
  • Economic Impacts
  • Business Solutions
  • Global Solutions
  • And so much more!
Benefits

• Gain advantage in the workplace with solutions focused on business practices

• Set yourself apart from others in your industry

• Be a valuable sustainability team member in your company

• Have a solid knowledge base in the Climate Change

• Participate in continued e-learning opportunities

•Gain tools on how to save your company money

• Learn easily with an engaging platform which provides videos, Power point presentations, PDF’s and audio recording

• Gauge your progress through every step with online quizzes

• Access course content from your desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone

• No in person meeting requirements

• No need to be online at a specific time for classes

• Notification of additional updated information

• Become an advocate for Climate Change Action

• No prior experience or knowledge necessary to become certified

• Developed for busy working professionals

 

Interested in Sponsoring this upcoming certification program?  We have exciting opportunities for those business and community leaders who want to help showcase their commitment to Climate Change education.

For more information, Contact: Certification@usgreenchamber.com

 

 

Climate Counts is a collaborative effort to bring consumers and companies together to address solutions around global climate change.

Starting in 2007, we were a world-renowned leader with our CDP company scoring data rating the world’s largest companies on their commitment to addressing climate change.

When consumers take action and raise their voices on issues that matter to them, businesses pay attention. Now we are taking those years of climate knowledge and extending it to a larger network.

We have no interest in doom-and-gloom environmental messaging and instead believe that positive change starts with a hopeful outlook that real change is possible and that the relationship between companies and consumers can become more substantive and constructive.

 

For more information, Contact: Info@usgreenchamber.com

 

Our Friends and Allies

“Climate Counts superbly frames some of the most crucial emerging issues related to climate change — namely that consumers and investors need to know they can make conscious choices and that addressing climate change is ultimately good for business.”

— Kevin Knobloch, President, Union of Concerned Scientists

“Standing on the shoulders of consumer and environmental groups, human rights and labor organizations, faith congregations and citizens who demand corporate accountability, Climate Counts focuses like a laser beam on corporate climate responsibility. Let’s all join in with Climate Counts on this most crucial issue of our times!”

— Alisa Gravitz, Executive Director, Co-op America

“Climate Counts is really about education; it’s not about the score. It is designed to help everyone see where we are today and to inspire consumers and companies to work together more purposefully to confront climate change.”

— Carey E. Stanton, Sr. Director for Education and Integrated Marketing, National Wildlife Federation

 

We value our many friends in the business community, the consumer awareness community, and the environmental community. Want your organization to become a Climate Counts ally and help us get the Climate Counts Company Scorecard in more hands? E-mail us with information about your organization at info@usgreenchamber.com

 

 

Climate Counts News Archive

03/08/2013 – Climate Counts puts Consumers in Drivers Seat

01/14/2013 – SRI warms to Climate Counts Scorecard 2012-13

10/18/2012 – Climate Impact Rating App

08/27/2012 – Climate Counts 2011 Scorecard

08/23/2012 – Climate Counts Awards High Scores to These Profitable Stocks

04/19/2012 – Climate Counts and ePlusGreen Team Up to Promote Consumer Empowerment in Lead Up to Earth Day 2012

04/10/2012 – GoodGuide and others use technology to help turn consumers green

04/05/2012 – Betting on Technology to Help Turn Consumers Green

Bank Of America Ranked Second �Greenest Bank� Globally By Bloomberg Markets Magazine

04/04/2012

Kraft Striding Toward Zero Waste

02/02/2012

Climate Counts: Corporate Climate Leaders Make Big Gains in 2011

12/07/2011

Carbon Labels: A Key Element in Climate Change Education

03/31/2011

Climate Counts and blissmo Partner to Promote Corporate Climate Responsibility

03/07/2011

Report Slams Eco-Ratings �Secret Sauce�

02/23/2011

 

Board of Directors

Michelle Thatcher – Board Chair
US Green Chamber of Commerce

Wood Turner – Board Vice Chair
Agriculture Capital

Amanda Gazlay- Treasurer
New Hampshire Lawyers Association

Lisa Drake
Stonyfield Farm

Joel Makower
Greener World Media

Mike Bellamente
Green Alliance

Joseph Montisano
Great Lakes Aquarium

Mary Weinaug
Wekiva Island

Deborah Schafer
U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce

Emerson Brantley
U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce

Board Members Emeritus

Cameron Wake
University of New Hampshire

Gary Hirshberg
Stonyfield Farm

Lisa Witter
Fenton Communications

Jon Isham
Middlebury College

Advisory Board

Matthew Banks
World Wildlife Fund
Climate Savers

Bill Baue
Corporate Sustainability Architect

Steve Bishop
IDEO

Saul Garlick 
Think Impact

Bahar Gidwani
CSR Hub, LLC

Bart Houlahan
B Corporation

Tim Juliani
C2ES

Terry Kellogg
1% for the Planet

Mark McElroy 
Center for Sustainable Organizations

Aaron Niederhelman
TreeView Consulting

Roger Stephenson 
Stephenson Strategic Communications

Mark Vasu
percent

Kevin Wilhelm
Sustainable Business Consulting

Fiona Wilson
University of New Hampshire
Whittemore School of Business and Economics

Organizations listed for identification purposes only.