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Aspen official on governor’s energy committee

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – City of Aspen Canary Initiative director Kim Peterson has been selected, along with five others from around the state, to serve on the governor’s Energy Office Colorado Carbon Fund Advisory Committee.

The city created the first municipal carbon offset program in the country with its Canary Tags program. Each Canary Tag costs $20, and represents a reduction of 1 ton of carbon dioxide through renewable energy and carbon mitigation projects.

The Colorado Carbon Fund was launched in August and is the first state-run voluntary carbon offset program in the country. The fund provides high-quality carbon offsets to individuals and organizations as a way to support new clean energy and greenhouse gas reduction projects within Colorado. As of June 2009, the program had more than 400 donors and raised enough funds to support a first project.

Peterson will work on the advisory committee to make financial decisions, including the approval of spending on carbon offset projects and community reinvestment activities.

For more information on the Colorado Carbon Fund, call 303-866-2309. For more information on Canary Tags visit http://www.canarytags.com.

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