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Carbon Offsets

Taking First Steps.

Native EnergyFrom 2006 to 2008, NOLS teamed up with NativeEnergy™ to offset 100% of the estimated carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from our travel from branches to trailheads, electric use and heating at NOLS facilities worldwide. Offsets gave us a way address our environmental impact before we had a comprehensive plan to reduce it.

You Can Help.

The environmental impact caused by travel to and from NOLS courses is significant and challenging to reduce. Carbon offsets offered by NativeEnergy™ can help us meet that challenge. NOLS and NativeEnergy™ are offering a carbon offset program for your personal use.

Use our Travel Calculator to figure out your carbon footprint before setting out for your NOLS course or next big adventure. It's educational, it's easy and you'll be making a difference.

Carbon Offset


Built out of straw, these staff houses at NOLS Southwest stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter and require little to no energy to heat.
Photo: Brad Christensen

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