Ladysmith is carbon neutral for 2012

Investing in Community Carbon Credits helped the Town of Ladysmith achieve carbon neutrality for 2012.

Community Carbon Credits have helped Ladysmith become carbon neutral.

The Town of Ladysmith has achieved carbon neutrality for 2012 by investing in 365 tones of Community Carbon Credits with the new Community Carbon Marketplace (CCM), the first online community carbon market in North America.

The CCM is accessible by community-based greenhouse gas (GHG) initiatives and local governments, and it directs offsetting dollars to invest in the development of a local low-carbon green economy to balance communities for a healthy planet.

According to a news release, Ladysmith emerged as one of the few municipalities committed to balancing its GHG emissions through the CCM entirely from local GHG reduction initiatives.