TNCC's Holstrom Appointed To Advisory Committee

Kris Holstrom The Governor’s Energy Office (GEO) recently named Kris Holstrom, director of The New Community Coalition, the newest member of the Colorado Carbon Fund Advisory Committee.

The committee, comprised of six Colorado stakeholders appointed by Tom Plant, GEO Director, oversees operations of the Colorado Carbon Fund (CCF). CCFAC makes important financial decisions, including approval of spending on carbon offset projects and community “re-investment” activities.

“I'm particularly pleased that 20% of funds raised goes directly to the region of origin for local projects,” says Holstrom. "Once again," she adds, "Colorado stands out as a leader in the 'New Energy Economy,' a phrase Governor Ritter coined.   

Launched a year ago,  the Colorado Carbon Fund 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 in Colorado. As of June 2009, the program has over 400 donors and has raised enough money to support a first project, to be announced soon.

Holstrom’s inclusion on the Advisory Committee puts Southwestern Colorado on the map.

“This community has long supported the concept of spending offset funds locally. The Colorado Carbon Fund is an excellent way to actually see the change we need in our own backyard,” says Holstrom.

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