April 28, 2014 Climate Registered Member Exelon Corporation surpasses ambitious goal to eliminate carbon emissions seven years ahead of schedule.

April 18, 2014Cool Planet Member The Grand Del Mar undergoes retrofits and reduces energy consumption to shrink its carbon footprint. Learn more about the resort's green initiatives here.

April 18, 2014 Natural Capital Leaders Index recognizes Registry member PG&E as the only US "Decoupling Leader" for growing revenue while simultaneously reducing their environmental impact .

February 18, 2014 Natural Capital Leaders Index recognizes Registry member PG&E as the only US "Decoupling Leader" for growing revenue while simultaneously reducing their environmental impact .

February 18, 2014CDSB releases CDSB Framework Draft Consultation to promote and advance disclosure of environmental information. The expanded framework includes information on natural capital, namely forest risk commodities and water. Learn more here.

February 7, 2014Join the Climate Action Reserve for NACW, the longest running and most anticipated conference for discussing climate policy and carbon markets. The event will be held in San Francisco, March 26-28. More info here.

December 16, 2013The Natural Resource Agency released 'Safeguarding California: Reducing Climate Risk', an update to the 2009 California Climate Adaptation Strategy." Link "Safeguarding California: Reducing Climate Risk.

December 16, 2013Registry Members the California Department of Public Health and UC Irvine receive the 2013 Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award for Sustainable Practices. Congratulations!

December 10, 2013Small Businesses: Enter to Win a Free Year of Registry Membership by Completing the Small Business Survey. Due January 10th.

November 13, 2013UC Berkeley meets its aggressive GHG reduction goal two years ahead of schedule.

October 29, 2013Don't miss the 2014 A&WMA Annual Conference & Exhibition "Navigating Environmental Crossroads", June 24-27 in Long Beach, CA. Learn more and see the call for abstracts..

October 21, 2013Early Registration is Now Open for the 2014 Climate Leadership Conference, hosted February 24-26 in San Diego, California. Best Rates Expire December 12, 2013. Learn MORE.

October 15, 2013 The Climate Registry co-authors white paper that demonstrates how to address the climate impacts of California's water systems.

September 19, 2013 Architectural Digest featured Registry member Sokol Blosser's new tasting facility in the October issue. The facility conforms to Living Building Challenge standards and features a green roof and cantilevered overhangs that reduce heat and glare.

September 19, 2013 Registry member PG&E Corporation released its 2012 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report and is named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for continued leadership on issues of social, environmental and corporate responsibility.

September 17, 2013 Registry member Exelon Corp. is the top ranked U.S. electric utility in CDP's Global 500 report. Reporting and verifying through The Climate Registry gives the company the highest quality carbon data and a better CDP score.

August 9, 2013 UCLA rated one of the most sustainability universities in the nation by Princeton Review's Green Honor Roll.

August 6, 2013 Delta Air Lines has lowered its annual GHGs by 8.5 million metric tons, an 18.4% reduction since 2005.

August 2, 2013 Ford's 2014 F-150s will give customers the option to run on natural gas.

August 1, 2013 Shell leads on climate change with a self-imposed carbon emissions tax.

July 31, 2013 Manitoba introduces strategy for North America's first petcoke and coal heating ban as well as mandatory reporting.

July 29, 2013 Tower Companies is the first two-time winner of the DC Mayor's Sustainability Award.

July 22, 2013 3Degrees offers perspective on The Registry's recognition of RECs. Contact 3Degrees if you would like to purchase RECs to reduce your organization's carbon footprint.

July 18, 2013 Exelon presents its 2012 Corporate Sustainability Report, ensuring accurate accounting of GHGs by using The Registry standards.

July 16, 2013 Abt Associates announces its membership, alongside industry leaders, with The Climate Registry.

July 10, 2013 Known for its longtime commitment to environmental sustainability, the city of Davis was crowned the state's "Coolest California City" by the Air Resources Board.

May 22, 2013 USPS wins a whopping 10 awards in the Federal Green Challenges Award.

April 23, 2013 Tom Bowman of Registry member Bowman Design Group shows small businesses how to reduce GHGs and cut costs.

April 22, 2013 Delta releases 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report and is recognized in the Wall Street Journal. Delta CEO Richard Anderson said, "At Delta, we believe that transparency goes hand in hand with sustainability."

April 22, 2013 Registry Board Member Mary Nichols named one of Time's Top 100 of 2013. Congratulations, Mary! The recognition is well deserved.

April 19, 2013 Bentley Prince Street President & CEO, Ralph Grogan, wins SBC's Lifetime Business Achievement Award. Congrats from The Climate Registry!

April 19, 2013 Registry members Timberland and Clif Bar sign the Ceres Climate Declaration.

April 17, 2013 Innovative member Ford to cut vehicle waste 40% by 2016.

April 09, 2013 California Air Resources Board names Richard Corey new Executive Director. The Climate Registry congratulates Richard on his new position.

February 26, 2013 Hershey joins The Sustainability Consortium

January 29, 2013 Registry members dominate the GEELA awards, California's highest environmental honor. Sapphos Environmental, City of San Diego, Aquarium of the Pacific, State of California Department of General Services and Alamenda-Contra Costa Transit District win awards in different categories. Learn more here.

January 3, 2013 Registry member WRI and WBCSD released a sustainable procurement guide for wood and paper-based products. download

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Job Opportunities

Program Assistant, Verification
The Climate Registry builds and operates GHG reporting programs for governments and businesses that generate high quality, consistent, and credible data to help organizations become more efficient, sustainable and competitive. Members that report their emissions to The Registry include corporations, non-profit organizations, municipalities, state agencies, and other entities. More information about The Registry is available at
The Registry offers a hands-on, fast-paced work environment, and tremendous potential for growth and advancement. This position provides the opportunity to join a team playing a leading role in developing climate change policy in North America and worldwide.
The Program Assistant, Verification Services is a contract position and will report to the Director of Verification Services and Director of Policy. The primary responsibilities of the position are outlined below; these responsibilities should be viewed as a starting point, as the position will evolve and grow according to the successful candidate’s interests and aptitude, and The Registry’s workflow. The Program Assistant will support The Registry’s verification and accreditation programs, focusing on four key areas:
  1. Day-to-day operation of the voluntary and mandatory verification programs to help ensure that The Registry collects high quality GHG data.
  2. Providing verification support and project management, as requested on external contracts.
  3. Helping to develop and/or maintain The Registry’s verification and accreditation documents including the General Verification Protocol, industry specific verification documents, Guidance on Accreditation, to help ensure that documentation is current, accurate, user-friendly and clear.
  4. Supporting partnerships with Accreditation Bodies (e.g., ANSI) to ensure that Verification Bodies successfully implement the Registry’s verification program.

Support Verification Program (90%)
The Program Assistant will support the implementation of the Registry’s Verification Program based on the policies and processes defined in the General Verification Protocol. Specific activities include assisting the Director of Verification Services by:

  • Communicating and maintaining relationships with Verification Bodies.
  • Responding to general inquiries about The Registry’s reporting, verification, and accreditation programs.
  • Reviewing conflict of interest assessment submittals.
  • Performing consistency/quality assurance checks on verified emissions inventories in support of publishing verified emissions data via CRIS.
  • Providing verification support on external contracts.
  • Undertaking and completing programmatic research assignments, as requested.
  • Updating and developing verification documentation, as needed.
Administration (10%)
  • Help schedule and coordinate meetings and events.
  • Compile meeting minutes and help document programmatic activities.
  • Assist with other administrative tasks as needed.
  • BS degree (environmental science or related technical degree preferred) and one to two years of professional experience (and/or substantive internship experience).
  • Experience or interest in working in the field of GHG/climate change, corporate environmental management, and/or air quality issues. Experience conducting GHG verifications preferred.
  • Demonstrated exceptional research and writing skills and strong oral communication skills.
  • Ability to digest complicated technical issues and present them in a simple and understandable fashion.
  • Exceptional organizational, prioritizing, interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Strong self starter with a proactive approach to work.
  • Strong experience in internet research and with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • U.S. citizenship or legal right to work in the U.S.
  • Absence of conflict of interest (e.g. cannot perform GHG verifications or inventory development services for TCR Members).
The Registry offers excellent opportunities for personal and professional growth. The initial contract term will be up to 40 hours per week. The hourly rate is commensurate with experience.
The position is available immediately, and the successful candidate will be located in Los Angeles or the New York City metro area. Flexibility for remote applicants will be considered depending on qualifications. Applications will be accepted until filled; interviews may be held in Los Angeles. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All eligible applications will be considered, however no
travel or relocation assistance is available. Interested candidates should e-mail, mail, or fax the following documents:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Relevant writing sample (maximum of five pages)
Search: Program Assistant, Verification Services
The Climate Registry
601 W. 5th Street, Suite 220
Los Angeles, CA 90071
The Climate Registry is an equal opportunity employer.
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