Verde and 3Degrees Announce Strategic Partnership

Verde, a boutique public relations, communications and corporate social responsibility consulting agency, and 3Degrees, the premier renewable energy and carbon offset provider for the U.S. market, announce a strategic partnership effective today.
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Verde, a boutique public relations, communications and corporate social responsibility consulting agency, and 3Degrees, the premier renewable energy and carbon offset provider for the U.S. market, announce a strategic partnership effective today.

Through the partnership, Verde, based in Durango, Colo., will gain a respected partner that will add both data-driven metrics and increased relevancy to its offerings of public relations and strategic corporate social responsibility (CSR) consulting services. 3Degrees offers retail and wholesale marketing of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) and Verified Emission Reductions (VERs, also known as carbon offsets); carbon footprint inventory services; utility green power program partnership services; and carbon consulting and regulatory expertise.

3Degrees helps businesses understand their carbon footprint and obtain RECs and VERs from high quality renewable energy and carbon-offset projects. When paired with Verde's proven expertise in public relations, communications and CSR consulting, the partnership will enable customers to communicate a highly credible and compelling message using both traditional and non-traditional media tactics.

An important aspect in the scope of the partnership is to increase the visibility, relevancy and attainability of the integration of benchmarking and metrics to CSR platforms and ongoing reporting procedures.

“We could not be more excited about our new partner in 3Degrees,” said Kristin Carpenter-Ogden, president and CSR officer for Verde. “We are completely committed to ensuring transparency and continued innovation and leadership with Verde's CSR consulting arm. 3Degrees is a highly respected leader in sustainable business measurement and a strong purveyor of renewable energy products with six years of successful data-driven results, which greatly enhances our
portfolio of services.”

“The complementary expertise of 3Degrees and Verde in CSR communications and high quality climate solutions is a natural fit for a successful partnership,” said Steve McDougal, executive vice president of business development with 3Degrees. “We're thrilled to be working with Verde – a passionate, genuine and committed team that upholds the integrity and accountability that we look for in partners. Together, 3Degrees' experience in the renewable energy and carbon markets coupled with Verde's ability to build the sustainability message in a credible and transparent way is a powerful combination.”

About Verde: Founded in 2001, Verde is a full-service public relations, communications, marketing, branding and consulting agency with an emphasis in corporate social responsibility and new media. Verde's signature, highly creative approach garners consistently strong results for our clients. Visit www.verdepr.com for more information.

About 3Degrees: 3Degrees' mission is simple: to reduce the magnitude of climate change. 3Degrees is the premier renewable energy and carbon offset provider for the U.S. market. The award-winning firm offers retail and wholesale marketing of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) and Verified Emission Reductions (VERs, also known as carbon offsets); marketing and communications services; carbon footprint inventory services, utility green power program partnership services and carbon consulting and regulatory expertise. Visit www.3degreesinc.com to learn more.

Company Contacts:

Kristin Carpenter-Ogden
Verde PR
kco@verdepr.com
970.259.3555

Krista Canellakis
3Degrees
415.370.6490
krista@3degreesinc.com

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