Case study: Hosting Net-zero Events With NCX
Maria Travaille
Maria Travaille
5 October, 2022 min read

GreenBlue is an environmental nonprofit dedicated to the sustainable use of materials in society. They bring together a diversity of stakeholders to encourage innovation and best practices to promote
the creation of a more sustainable materials economy.

In 2022, GreenBlue gathered stakeholders at the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) Advance in Atlanta, GA. Their investment in carbon credits from NCX allowed GreenBlue to offset the travel for all event attendees, whether they came by plane, train or automobile. In doing so, they supported family forest landowners across Georgia and the surrounding states to grow older, more carbon rich forests and improve wildlife habitat.

Infographic showing GreenBlue expected climate impact equivalent to vehicles off the road, roadtrips across the United States, and gallons of gasoline consumed.

Sustainability at SPC Advance 2022

All SPC Advance attendee travel, accommodation, tour transportation, and meals will be offset using
carbon credits from NCX to support family forest landowners across Georgia and the surrounding
states. A carbon fee is added to ticket price, which was calculated using aggregated attendee information collected during the registration process. To learn more, visit their sustainability and FAQ page.

Local impact and access to climate solutions

GreenBlue believes in protecting our natural resources while creating more sustainable systems that benefit the local communities involved. They value the collaboration NCX facilitates for forest landowners
and net-zero leaders to enable real, immediate climate impact across Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, Alabama, and Florida.

“Sustainable systems of commerce that value natural resources, like what NCX has created, are key to developing a more balanced future for our economy. This aligns perfectly with our mission as an environmental nonprofit focused on advancing sustainability.”

– Barbara Fowler, Director of Events, GreenBlue
A panel of speakers at a conference sit on stage at the SPC Advance event in Atlanta, Georgia
Speakers on-stage at SPC Advance

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about the author

Maria Travaille

Maria Travaille

Carbon Account Manager
Maria is the Carbon Account Manager on the Business Development team at NCX, focused on advocating for and working with NCX carbon buyers in our forest carbon marketplace. Maria earned her MSc degree in environmental policy and regulation from the London School of Economics. While at LSE, she worked at the Grantham Research Institute for their climate adaptation and resilience team. Prior to joining NCX, Maria worked in management consulting with clients in the digital marketing and market research space.