2019-shift-festival-stoke-certified-southern-ute-indian-tribe-carbon-offsets-bike-share

2019-shift-festival-stoke-certified-southern-ute-indian-tribe-carbon-offsets-bike-share

Due to the reduced size in scope of the event and their 100% wind energy purchase through Lower Valley Energy, SHIFT 2019’s footprint was only 0.1 metric tonnes of CO2 (mtCO2e) due to staff travel. SHIFT purchased verified carbon offsets from the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s Natural Methane Capture project in La Plata County, Colorado for their emissions plus 13 attendees who voluntarily offset their travel when purchasing their festival passes. This project on Native American owned land 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.