CHICAGO, IL - The green movement has been promoting sustainability for years, and concrete producers now have proof that being green adds to the bottom line. The C3 program, scheduled to run through September 2012, is providing up to $800,000 in carbon offset funds. These funds are allocated to participating companies who progressively reduce their cement to concrete ratios by replacing portland cement with recycled materials such as slag and fly ash. The C3 program tracks these replacements, calculating the resulting CO2 emissions reductions, and paying producers $4 per metric ton of avoided CO2 emissions. Read full article in the October 2010 Concrete Producer.