2018-shift-festival-stoke-certified-southern-ute-indian-tribe-carbon-offsets-bike-share

2018-shift-festival-stoke-certified-southern-ute-indian-tribe-carbon-offsets-bike-share

SHIFT’s carbon footprint of 109.87 metric tons of CO2 were primarily made up of natural gas (10.20 tons) and attendee travel (99.71 tons). To improve upon SHIFT’s tree planting initiative from last year, the event purchased verified carbon offsets from the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s Natural Methane Capture project in La Plata County, Colorado for its Scope 2 emissions (natural gas). Attendees had the option to offset their own travel when purchasing a ticket to support this incredible project on Native American owned land that prevents the leakage of methane and provides an alternative source of income instead of fossil fuel and mining projects for the Southern Ute Tribe. To eliminate Scope 1 shuttle emissions, SHIFT promoted the use of the free transit bus around town as well as the local bike share program.