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Our continuing series about bringing true climate action into the light
With roots in the Blue Ridge Mountains and now a headquarters in Austin, the startup is helping businesses step up for the planet
On a recent visit from Austin to Asheville, ClimateHound founder and CEO Palmer Fox was excited to meet Jeffrey “Puff” Irvin, director of the Craft Beverage Institute of the Southeast.
Let’s face facts: For most individuals and businesses in the world today, it’s impossible not to have a carbon footprint.
Three billion people around the world – a third of the global population – don’t have the luxury of instant, efficient heat for cooking.
The fossil fuels that supply more than 80 percent of the energy used around the world today began life as plankton in the ocean and plants in prehistoric landscapes. Every time you visit the gas station, you’re tapping into a limited supply of ancient compost.
Before the Industrial Revolution and all its consequences – from the polluting effects of mass production to the fossil-fuel-burning trains and trucks needed to transport goods – our atmosphere’s balance was maintained by the planet itself.
Direct air carbon capture and storage may sound like science fiction – and the idea of sucking carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and keeping it safely underground was originally met with skepticism and scrutiny – but the technology is real.
Like going to a mechanic who works on cars day in and day out, working with ClimateHound can get your business on the road to climate neutrality fast.
Cap and trade systems have been an important tool in raising corporate and public awareness about measurable ways to address climate impact, but they can also suggest that going climate neutral is so hard and so expensive for businesses that nothing short of government regulation can make it happen. That’s not the case!
In March 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission held a preliminary vote to require publicly traded companies to disclose climate-related metrics, including greenhouse gas emissions.