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Climate Change journal focuses special issue on Indigenous peoples as they cope with consequences of climate change

Climate Change journal focuses special issue on Indigenous peoples as they cope with consequences of climate change BURLINGTON, VT – NativeEnergy, Inc. – Climate change. Two words with deeply varying meaning depending on who you are. Depending on where you live. Depending on the degree to which dramatic changes in weather affect your life. These two words bring with them complex and overwhelming challenges to Indigenous peoples. For some, it means the physical moving of entire communities, the loss of sacred religious sites, the disruption of plants and animals critical for subsistence. Climate change. Two words that mean an end to a people’s way of life. This week, the Portland, Oregon based Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC), a technical support and coordinating agency for fishery management policies of the Columbia River Basin's four treaty tribes, is applauding the publication of the journal Climate Change. The October special issue is a collaboration of 50 authors focusing on the experiences and actions of Indigenous peoples as they cope with climate change today. We at NativeEnergy are pleased to see this focus as well. Our founders have deep roots with the Intertribal Council on Utility Policy (Intertribal COUP) and have worked diligently for over 13 years on pursuing tribal energy opportunities as a way to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “We are proud to have enabled the first American Indian-owned utility scale wind turbine through carbon offset funding,” said Tom Boucher, CEO and founder of NativeEnergy. “We continue to explore ways to bring tribal renewable energy plans to life, building sustainable economies while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.” NativeEnergy shareholders include the Intertribal COUP. On staff, Jonny Bearcub Stiffarm works closely with tribes as an energy industry resource and to explore carbon offset project opportunities. Read the news about the special Climate Change issue in the attached CRITFC press release or explore the journal. Learn about how you can invest in NativeEnergy projects by contacting Kevin Hackett at 800-924-6826. About NativeEnergy NativeEnergy is an expert provider of carbon offsets, renewable energy credits, and carbon accounting software. With NativeEnergy’s Help Build™ offsets, businesses and individuals can help finance the construction of wind, biogas, solar, and other carbon reduction projects with strong social and environmental benefits. Since 2000, NativeEnergy’s customers have helped build over 50 projects, reducing more than 2.5 million tons of greenhouse gases, and the company has over 4 million tons under contract. All NativeEnergy carbon offsets undergo third-party validation and verification. Learn more at www.nativeenergy.com. MEDIA CONTACT Tom Rawls VP, Sales & Marketing NativeEnergy, Inc. 800-924-6826 x215 [email protected]

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