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Community Energy Alternatives Society

In November, 2013, Cowichan Energy Alternatives Society received financing from Resilient Capital for the Community Carbon Marketplace (CCM). Cowichan Energy Alternatives owns 100% of the CCM,  a community-based carbon exchange initiative to enable local governments, businesses and individuals to meet carbon-neutral objectives by purchasing carbon offsets from community-based projects that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and build community resilience. The CCM vision is to support the development of a sustainable local low carbon economy by directing offsetting dollars to quantifiable, community-based GHG reduction initiatives. By directing offsetting dollars back to the communities where they originate and monetizing locally-generated carbon credits, the CCM will create additional value for greenhouse gas reducing initiatives and create a multiplier effect that supports ongoing growth of the local low-carbon economy into the future.