Restoring Legacy Mine Lands in Appalachia

   

In collaboration with the Richard King Mellon Foundation, US Endowment for Forestry and Communities, and Pennsylvania Environmental Council, Quantified Ventures is piloting an approach to enabling large scale reforestation of legacy mine land in Pennsylvania and across Appalachia. The idea is to raise impact investment capital to provide the significant upfront funding needed for ripping and site preparation, with the repayment to investors secured through the monetization of water quality improvements, carbon sequestration and other verified outcomes.

   

ESG OUTCOMES:

  • Nutrient Reduction
  • Carbon sequestration

Email Contact: Todd Appel

appel@quantifiedventures.com

Empire State Greenhouses

   

Empire State Greenhouses, LLC (ESG) will mass-produce up to 50 different types of NY grown & certified organic crops year-round in 100% renewable energy-powered greenhouses. ESG integrates and scales Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) technology with renewable energy to mass produce fruiting crops, leafy greens, herbs, and mushrooms at a higher quality than Certified Organic. The Biogas digester will convert dairy farm waste into natural gas and will provide additional revenue streams including tipping fees, RIN/LCFS credits, natural gas, and digestate. This will also benefit local dairy farms (NY is the third largest dairy producer in the US) struggling to comply with livestock waste disposal regulations.

   

ESG OUTCOMES:

  • Nutrient Reduction
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Environmental certification of land
  • Groundwater recharge
  • Protection and restoration of streams and wetlands
  • Energy Saved

Email Contact: Louis A. Ferro

louis@chobeadvisers.com

Agroforestry Demonstration Farms

   

The Savanna Institute is developing a network of agroforestry demonstration farms in Wisconsin and Illinois. We will convert these farms from conventional row crop agriculture to diversified, regenerative agroforestry. These practices will sequester carbon, promote biodiversity, improve environmental outcomes, and demonstrate the economic viability of perennial crops to regional farmers.

   

ESG OUTCOMES:

  • Nutrient Reduction
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Protection and restoration of streams and wetlands

Email Contact: Patrick Michaels

patrick@savannainstitute.org

Baileys Mountain Biking Trail System

   

The Baileys Mountain Biking Trail System will restore an abandoned mine and develop an 88-mile single-track, multiuse, human powered trail system on the Wayne National Forest.

   

ESG OUTCOMES:

  • Environmental certification of land
  • Nutrient reduction
  • Carbon sequestration

Email Contact: Todd Appel

appel@quantifiedventures.com


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Developers of investment products and strategies participating in the Platform are not affiliated in any way with the Conference of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers, the States, or Provinces and the developers are solely responsible for the management of those investment opportunities and strategies.