Leading the Industry with Offsetting Carbon Footprint of Trade Show Attendees
Roswell, GA, November 8, 2010 – Fast on the heels of unveiling its new environmentally responsible trade show booth in July, Kimberly-Clark Professional is taking the next step in reducing the environmental impact of its trade show activities through a partnership with Carbonfund.org. Starting with its exhibit at the ISSA/INTERCLEAN Show, November 9-12 in Orlando, Kimberly-Clark Professional will offset the carbon emissions associated with its trade show activities and the activities of customers visiting its booth.
Ernst & Young Offsets Event with Carbonfund.org for Fourth Year in Support of Innovative Carbon Reduction Projects
Palm Springs, CA, Nov. 8, 2010 – The 2010 Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum® brings together more than 1,700 industry icons and business leaders gathered in Palm Springs, Calif., for the largest gathering of entrepreneurs in America. This year’s Forum will focus on the need to rediscover, reshape and reconnect in order to succeed in this economy.
Basking Ridge, NJ, and Libertyville, IL, Nov. 10, 2010 - Verizon Wireless, the company with the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless 3G network, and Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that Motorola CITRUS™ will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online atwww.verizonwireless.com on Thurs. Nov. 11 for $49.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.
Carbonfund.org Calls for U.S. to Stay Home from U.N. Climate Negotiations, Urges Rest of the World to Make a Deal
Silver Spring, MD, Nov. 22, 2010 — Carbonfund.org, the leading U.S. nonprofit climate change solutions organization, is calling for the U.S. to stay out of the way of international climate negotiations which begin November 29 in Cancun, Mexico. The organization is encouraging participating countries to extend the Kyoto Protocol–set to expire in 2012–or agree on a new emissions reduction treaty without the United States.
New Partnership Allows Consumers to Neutralize Their Carbon Footprint Right at the Pump
Washington, DC, Jan. 31, 2011 — Carbonfund.org announced today its latest initiative to make it easy and affordable for individuals to reduce their climate impact through the creation of a grassroots partnership with GreenCo, a San Diego County-based gas station and mini mart that has created what is believed to be the first ever “pay at the pump” carbon reduction program in the U.S.
EscapeMaker.com, a guide to local getaways around New York City will host the first of its kind “Green Getaways, Local Food & Travel Expo”
Brooklyn, NY, Jan. 26, 2011 – EscapeMaker.com, a guide to local getaways around New York City since 2000 will host the first of its kind “Green Getaways, Local Food & Travel Expo” at Skylight One Hanson in downtown Brooklyn, NY on April 30, 2011.
Presented by Amtrak© and Zipcar©, the Expo will feature over 50 getaway destinations, from counties to local farms, resorts and bed & breakfasts within a day’s drive or train ride of New York City. Expo attendees will see how destinations and lodgings from Maine to Maryland are “going green,” and find out what’s new in local and sustainable travel. In addition, there will be eco-friendly travel gear for sale, Expo-only escape specials and getaway deals and packages offered by Metro-North and Long Island Railroad.
SALT LAKE CITY — Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSTK) (short cut: O.CO) today, announced the debut of carbon-neutral shipping for every purchase made from its Worldstock Fair Trade inventory, effective immediately. This sustainability effort establishes Overstock.com as one of the largest online retailers to take responsibility for the environmental impact of its product shipping program.
Through a partnership with the Carbonfund.org Foundation, a leading nonprofit climate solutions organization, Overstock.com will mitigate the carbon dioxide emissions produced by the trucks delivering items purchased from Worldstock Fair Trade by funding third-party validated carbon reduction projects like reforestation. This offer is free to the customer. Now, in time for Earth Day’s 40th anniversary, Worldstock Fair Trade purchases are supporting this important environmental initiative, as well as artisans around the globe. To learn more visit http://www.overstock.com/sustainability
Start-Up Company Launches Its Brand of CarbonFree® Fashion Accessories
Des Moines, IA – May 26, 2011 – Blossom Inspirations, a new fashion accessories company, in partnership with CarbonFund.org Foundation - the leading nonprofit carbon reduction and climate solutions organization – announced today that it will be the first company with a line of women’s fashion accessories that carry the CarbonFree® Certified label. CarbonFree® product certification is a meaningful, transparent way for Blossom Inspirations to provide environmentally-friendly, carbon neutral fashion accessories to its customers by determining the products’ carbon footprint, reducing it where possible and offsetting remaining emissions through Carbonfund.org’s third-party validated carbon reduction projects.
Growing Airline First to Order New Fuel and Cost Efficient Advanced LEAP™ Engine – Total CFM Order Valued at $1.4 Billion Virgin America Launches Fare Sale Today, with CFM/GE Purchasing Carbon Offsets for the First 5,000 Flights Booked
Virgin America today announces that it has selected CFM International’s advanced LEAP™ engine to power 30 new Airbus A320neo aircraft scheduled to begin delivery in 2016. In addition, the airline has selected the CFM56-5B engine to power 30 of its current technology A320s on order. The engine orders have a combined value of $1.4 billion at list price.
In January, the airline announced it would nearly triple its fleet size with an order for 60 new Airbus A320 Family aircraft – including the first commercial order for the new eco-efficient Airbus A320neo. Together, the A320neo and the LEAP™ engine promise to deliver one of the world’s most fuel-efficient commercial aircraft, with more than 15 percent improved fuel efficiency, corresponding improvements in carbon efficiency and double digit reductions in NOx emissions. Virgin America estimates this will deliver a fuel cost savings to the carrier of $1.9 million per aircraft per year. To celebrate the new LEAP™ technology and its own growth, the carrier today launches a “Flyers, Start Your Engines” fare sale. To further mark the milestone order, CFM International and parent companies GE and Snecma (Safran Group) will purchase carbon offsets for the first 5,000 flights booked today athttp://www.virginamerica.com.
LG is First in Industry to Distribute Home Appliances, Solar Panels and Various Consumer Electronics with CarbonFree® Sustainability Label
Helping to educate consumers and retailers about environmental sustainability, LG Electronics and the Carbonfund.org Foundation announced today that LG products have earned the new CarbonFree® Certification label. The new CarbonFree LG products, including consumer electronics, home appliances and solar panels, will be available in the United States in early 2012.
Working with the Carbonfund.org Foundation, the leading nonprofit carbon reduction and climate solutions organization, LG completed a life cycle analysis (LCA) on six core products to determine their carbon footprints from raw material extraction and production to use and disposal. CarbonFree Certification is a transparent, meaningful label that distinguishes products that have undergone this rigorous third-party certification process.