• Agromin Achieves Climate Action Leader Status For Third Year - Thursday, March 17, 2011 at
  • Agromin, the largest organics recovery and composting company in California and maker of earth-friendly soil products, achieved Climate Action Leader status for the third consecutive year from the California Climate Action Registry.

    The California Climate Action Registry is a program of the Climate Action Reserve, a nonprofit collaboration in North America that sets consistent and transparent standards to calculate, verify and publicly report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Members voluntarily promise to monitor and register these emissions. Registry members that have successfully verified their emissions inventory by a third party assessment company earn the status of Climate Action Leader and their emission results are posted online (http://www.climateregistry.org).

    By becoming a Climate Action Leader, California Registry members are promoting their early action reductions through reporting base year data. Because the State of California has offered its best efforts to ensure that California Registry members receive appropriate consideration for early actions, their GHG reductions will be recognized in the future state, federal or international GHG regulatory schemes.

    "Understanding what emissions are being generated by our operations can lead to improved processes through fleet fuel changes, energy efficiency at our offices and other management practices," says Bill Camarillo, Agromin CEO. "By choosing to voluntarily report, Agromin is staying ahead of the curve, anticipating potential impacts from new federal and state regulations."

    As a part of understanding the total GHG impact of Agromin’s operations, the net benefit from recycling and composting materials were calculated in terms of avoided greenhouse gas emissions. Oxnard, Calif.-based Agromin annually processes 380,000 tons of organic material from more than 50 communities in Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange and Santa Barbara Counties and manufactures more than 200 types of its own premium soil products. In 2009 (latest figures available), Agromin avoided 166,435 metric tons of GHGs, making its avoided emissions 35.5 times higher than the emissions emitted by its operations.

    "GHG reductions benefit everyone--from the air we breathe, to our climate, to the food we produce locally and worldwide," says Camarillo. "Creating renewal materials from organics plays an important role in reducing GHGs."

    For more information about Agromin, visit http://www.agromin.com.

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