CREDO Mobile collaborating with Carbonfund.org to offset the estimated lifetime electrical usage and shipping of all new and refurbished cell phones sold in 2009. CREDO is also working with Carbonfund.org to offset the carbon footprint of its San Francisco headquarters.
Integrity Marketing announces the launch of new commercial fuel card 360FuelCard.com and their partnership with Carbonfund.org
Warrington, PA, May 19, 2009 – Integrity Marketing announced today that it is implementing a dual strategy in helping the environment by partnering with Carbonfund.org to offset its own fuel emissions and by launching the 360FuelCard.com, a commercial fuel charge card. By joining Carbonfund.org, the leading nonprofit carbon offset and climate solutions organization, Integrity Marketing intends to set an example through offsetting its own modest carbon footprint and, with the 360 branded fuel card, will help other businesses do the same.
Columbus, Ohio, June 2, 2009 – Sharper Impressions Painting has set the standard for environmental awareness within the residential painting industry. “We hope our Green initiatives will educate and motivate other businesses to do the same,” says owner Geoff Sharp.
Mountain View, CA, June 10, 2009 – Ted’s Tinctures Inc., makers of FlyRight Jet Lag Formula, today announced that it will donate a portion of the proceeds from the product to Carbonfund.org. In addition, Ted’s Tinctures Inc. has joined Carbonfund.org’s CarbonFree® Partner program to offset its business office emissions.
Guide Rejects Internationally Accepted Third-Party Standards in Favor of Subjective, Non-CO₂ Related Criteria
Silver Spring, Md., July 24, 2009 – In a guide purporting to rate and rank carbon offset providers in Canada and abroad, the David Suzuki Foundation (DSF) and Pembina Institute have rejected internationally accepted carbon reduction standards in favor of subjective criteria that have no bearing on whether or not carbon dioxide is reduced from the atmosphere. The guide rejects forest-based carbon reductions even when certified to the strict standards adopted by the United Nations, International Organization for Standardization (ISO), California’s Climate Action Reserve (CAR) and Verified Carbon Standard (VCS). The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) also allows forest-based carbon reductions, as does the Kyoto Protocol.
Third-Party Standards, Verification and Auditing Are Hallmarks of Quality
Takoma Park, Md., July 29, 2009 – Many businesses and organizations are turning to carbon offsets in taking action on climate change. To help them navigate the carbon offset options in the marketplace, the Responsible Purchasing Network (RPN) and Carbonfund.org today published the Responsible Purchasing Guide to Carbon Offsets containing carefully developed best practices for purchasing offsets that represent real reductions in carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere.
Silver Spring, Md., August 18, 2009 - Carbonfund.org, the leading nonprofit carbon offset and climate solutions organization, today announced the launch of the first-ever EPA Climate Leaders approved carbon offset project with Casella Waste Systems, Inc.’s Clinton County Landfill Methane Project. Carbonfund.org is now offering offsets from the project to businesses and individuals at the organization’s website, www.carbonfund.org/climateleaders.
Fulton, Md., September 1, 2009 - The Fulton Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) announced today that it has become the first CarbonFree® Green PTA in America by partnering with Carbonfund.org.
Pine Mountain, Ga., Callaway Gardens, Sept. 8, 2009 – The American Kneeboard Association 2009 National Championships’ organizers announced today that it is offsetting its carbon emissions with Carbonfund.org. For the second consecutive year the American Kneeboard National Championships have offset competitors, officials, and family travel to and from the Championships, their hotel stays, meals, local travel, and all towboat emissions used while pulling events. The organizers have scheduled all events within a half-mile radius to reduce travel and will take several measures to reduce non-renewable resources during the Championships. The commitment further establishes the American Kneeboard Association as an environmental leader in the USA Water Ski and Global Sport Alliance Communities, and demonstrates the proactive steps the AKA is taking in the fight against global climate change.
Nation’s Carbon Neutral College Files Plans with ACUPCC, Offsets through Carbonfund.org
Bar Harbor, ME, September 29, 2009 - College of the Atlantic, which has been carbon neutral since December 2007, today announced its most recent purchase of carbon offsets which will ensure that the College will maintain its “net zero” greenhouse gas emissions status through December 2009. The college, the first known to become neutral for carbon emissions, continues to reduce and eliminate those emissions it can. What it cannot reduce or eliminate are now offset by supporting truck stop electrification through Carbonfund.org. The project provides electricity to drivers at truck stops to eliminate the need for the idling of truck engines.