Linda Kelly

Linda Kelly

Wendy Jessup and Associates, Inc. (WJ&A) is a woman-owned small business that provides preventive conservation, collections management consulting and planning services to museums and other stewards of cultural and historic property. WJ&A projects include developing preventive conservation policies, collections management and environmental improvement programs. As many WJ&A clients are housed in historic structures and have mixed collections, WJ&A works in collaboration with the architectural community to facilitate the preservation of collections in their design of new or renovated museum facilities. Wendy established WJ&A in 1987, following her career at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the Smithsonian Institution. Wendy has over thirty years of experience in the museum field. She understands the value of conservation, both of cultural and historic properties and of our global environment. In order to counter-balance the necessary travel and operations emissions from her conservation business, Wendy has chosen to partner with Carbonfund.org by contributing to our carbon reduction projects. “As a conservator of the world's cultural heritage, I am committed to incorporating sustainability into all aspects of my practice to help preserve our natural world. Since we must travel for our work, offsetting our carbon footprint is an essential component to our sustainability program.” We’re proud to have Wendy Jessup and Associates as a Carbonfund.org partner, and we applaud her for including environmental stewardship in her efforts to preserve the past for the benefit of the future. For more information about Wendy Jessup and Associates, Inc., please visit their website: http://www.collectioncare.com/home.htm
Thursday, 12 May 2011 16:56

Point-of-Sale Perfected with POS-X

Ever wonder how all the stores and shops you visit each week get themselves set up to manage their inventory, provide efficient check-out processes, and keep track of their sales? They turn to experts like POS-X, a hardware manufacturing company that has Point-of-Sale Perfected. POS-X was created with one goal in mind: to Perfect the Point-of-Sale experience -- for resellers, software developers, end-users, and everyone in between. POS-X offers a complete line of POS products and peripherals, including barcode scanners, touch screen monitors, credit card magstripe readers, receipt printers, cash drawers, and more. Based in Bellingham, Washington, POS-X products are manufactured in 4 separate specialized facilities, all of which are ISO9001 compliant, maintaining a strict set of internal quality assurance standards to assure you always receive a quality product. In addition to unbeatable value, the folks at POS-X pride themselves on providing rock-solid technical support and industry-leading warranties. And POS-X pursues green initiatives through its sustainable business plan. POS-X is committed to environmental and social justice initiatives, such as the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental pollutants; the use of renewable energy sources and energy-efficiency measures; the conservation of natural resources and energy; and the minimization of waste. POS-X ensures that 100% of its electricity comes from green sources and provides its employees with a stipend to improve their home energy efficiency. POS-X also maintains a tree-planting campaign through donation of a portion of their profits, and POS-X partners with Carbonfund.org to offset the business emissions from its US operations  by supporting Carbonfund.org's renewable energy, reforestation and energy efficiency projects. If your business needs to upscale its point-of-sale technology, why not perfect it with POS-X.
It's 2:00 a.m. in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, north of Manaus, Brazil. Biologist Claude Gascon is looking for tree-frogs, which come out to sing and mate at night. The Rainforest is full of wonders and creatures to study. Claude loves his work and is one of thousands of scientists, from the tropics to the poles, for whom cutting-edge science is a great adventure and for whom a life of research is a "PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE." Now the "PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE" Project, a set of integrated scientific teaching modules, invites teachers and students to: EXPLORE Antarctica, a whole continent dedicated to cutting-edge research. • EXPERIENCE the Amazon Rainforest, home to the greatest diversity of plants and animals on Earth. • EXCITE minds and imaginations by flying to the planets with NASA Missions. • ENLIST leading scientists and engineers as mentors for your students, and partners in your teaching. "PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE" uses an integrated suite of videos, hands-on activities, online resources and proven results. P2K'S MultiMedia materials provide everything you need to allow your students to do real science alongside real scientists while experiencing some of the most exciting and challenging places on Earth. Participants in "PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE" don't just watch science being done - they DO IT for themselves! Each PASSPORT Module provides a Teacher's Guide full of hands-on activities embodying key curriculum content and the National Science Standards, including student worksheets, sample hands-on supplies, resource videos, CD-ROMS and more. Supported by the National Science Foundation, a three-year evaluation produced solid evidence of positive student learning outcomes. P2K'S use of integrated video, online and hands-on materials had powerful effects. Student interest in science and technology was up 20% when all three media were used together.  And teachers with decades in the profession report that P2K has re-energized their careers and attitudes and provided them with the best and most practical example of how to use new tools, new educational technologies and new teaching practices successfully. So if your science curriculum needs a boost, check out the amazing teaching modules at PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE and help create the next generation of scientific adventurers.

Planning that memorable must-go-perfectly event in the Bay Area?  Park Avenue Catering is the leading full-service event specialist and caterer in the North Bay area of California and your liaison to wine country living and cuisine.  Their business is built on a solid foundation of superb food, exceptional service, and flawless execution. Park Avenue Catering has been creating memorable experiences in Sonoma, Napa, Marin, San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area since 1986. Bruce Riezenman is the Executive Chef and owner of Park Avenue Catering, the first Green Certified caterer in Napa and Sonoma counties. He is the author of Pair It!, a food and wine pairing application for the iPhone and Droid. Bruce has cooked and taught food and wine pairing throughout the world and has been a Guest Chef at the James Beard House in New York City three times. Chef Riezenman was one of the early leaders in local and wine country cuisine, going back over 25 years. He continues to grow, learn, and lead, offering his personal passion for food and wine to you. Park Avenue Catering strives to bring joy and prosperity to their community through wholesome food, gracious hospitality, and philanthropic giving. By employing sustainable practices and creating opportunities for growth, they support quality of life for the Park Avenue Catering family, their community, and the world at large.  Park Avenue Catering offers only sustainable seafood choices; serves shade-grown, fair trade coffee; is trans-fat-free; and uses rBST-free dairy products.  In addition, Park Avenue Catering pursues a variety of initiatives to lower business emissions, then purchases carbon credits to support Carbonfund.org's renewable energy and reforestation projects to offset the business emissions they can't eliminate. Park Avenue Catering are specialists in event planning and venue selection, for weddings, social, corporate or non-profit event catering. Be it a corporate soiree or a winery wedding, Park Avenue Catering will help to create a memorable experience for you and your guests. And with GreatPairings.com, Bruce has created an ever-evolving guide to bringing joy into your own home. In Perfect Match, you will learn an easy method for pairing wine and food perfectly, using simple ingredients from your pantry and your personal sense of taste. Likewise, Great Pairings focuses on wine in a way that is approachable for everyone. Fresh is a celebration of the fresh lifestyle at home, from shopping to cooking to entertaining. In Wine & Dine, we take the show on the road, highlighting how people are savoring food, wine, and life. Throughout the site you'll find ideas on wine country living, recipes and tips, as well stories about the people and places that make life feel extraordinary. "I see food and wine as opportunities to enjoy the things in life that truly matter: health, happiness, family and friends. Here's to creating a life you can savor, every day. Enjoy!" Bruce

Spring is in full swing, and the weekly buzzing of lawn mowers fills the air – with noise and carbon emissions that remind us that our lifestyles produce regular harmful emissions. But if you live in the Springfield, MO area, you have a clean alternative. Go Green Lawn Care offers the Ozarks’ first zero carbon footprint lawn care service. And they don’t just offer the best quality in lawn care; they do it with up to 75% less noise and far less of the pollution that typically goes along with lawn care. Go Green Lawn Care accomplishes this by using solar power to charge all of their electric lawn care equipment during the day and using Envirogard propane powered commercial zero turn mowers which burn 8000% cleaner than the typical zero turns. On top of that, any emissions from their trucks or cleaner burning propane zero turn mowers are offset by purchasing verified emissions offsets from Carbonfund.org. Lawn maintenance services include: • Mowing, trimming, edging, and blowing • Fall Clean Up • Soil Testing • Organic Fertilization • Mulch Installation So, to move to cleaner and quieter lawn care services, contact Go Green Lawn Care today.
Looking for that perfect crunchy topping for hot dogs, hamburgers, soup, salad, pizza, potatoes, casseroles and more? Try Loeb’s Onion Crunch, a crispy fried onion topping made from sweet onions that are naturally low in carbohydrates and cholesterol. Made from 100% real onions, they are a great addition to your favorite foods and recipes. Onion Crunch contains 0 grams of trans fat, has low sodium and no cholesterol, so sprinkle on as much as you want. Yes, these crispy, crunchy onions are that good! It’s the “Crunch you will Crave”. Check out the Onion Crunch recipes and the video introducing Onion Crunch to rave reviews. Specially selected sweet onions are lightly fried in high-quality vegetable oil and then seasoned to give them an absolutely delicious taste.  Use Onion Crunch to bring crispiness and a roasted onion flavor to poultry, fish, salads, sandwiches, dips, soups, spreads, scrambled eggs, baked potatoes, pizza, burgers and hot dogs. These crispy fried onions are sustainable with a shelf life of over one year. And Onion Crunch is certified Carbon Neutral by CSA (Carbon Solutions America), purchasing carbon offsets that are created through the capture and destruction of methane gas from the New York State Landfill Methane Project, one of the projects supported by the Carbonfund.org Foundation. Onion Crunch is available in a variety of grocery and convenience stores – use the handy store locator to find Onion Crunch near you, or order online by the bottle or the case. You can also order t-shirts and caps promoting your new favorite snack. Enjoy the taste of crispy, crunchy roasted onions in a convenient, ready-to-sprinkle topping. Crispy, crunchy, yum yum yum!
The National Airline of the Sultanate of Oman has taken a significant step by becoming the first company in the Gulf to produce an annual report through a carbon-neutral production process. The annual report was produced by globally renowned Smart Media - The Annual Report Company who is a partner of The Carbonfund.org Foundation. Smart Media prints and delivers to their clients annual reports that are produced in a carbon-neutral process. All emissions related to writing, design, photography, project consultancy, project management and printing of the annual reports has been calculated, and corresponding carbon credits have been purchased through Carbonfund.org, in support of our energy efficiency, renewable energy and reforestation projects. Oman Air is on a major investment phase. Previously a regional airline, Oman Air is now rapidly becoming a top class international airline. In fact their annual report sports the theme "Gold Standard" to bring out the airline's aspiration of investing in the best of everything. They have created one of the best business classes in the world, with their business class seat judged among the top three in the entire world by Skytrax recently. Carbonfund.org is proud to partner with Smart Media in the carbon-neutral production of annual reports for leading organizations like Oman Air.
Spring is around the corner -- time for the wanderlust to set in. If you’re looking for the perfect eco-adventure, check out the dazzling destinations and creative itineraries featured by the folks at Global Basecamps. Global Basecamps is dedicated to inspiring, empowering and simplifying independent travel to the world's most beautiful and important destinations. The founders of Global Basecamps believe that conservation and capitalism can work hand in hand to protect the planet's cultural and ecological resources and that independent travel furthers the exchange of the ideas, understanding and common heritage necessary to create positive change. And now Global Basecamps is offering a great opportunity for you and a friend to win a great getaway to explore the Inca Trail and trek your way to Machu Picchu. Enter the Inca Trail Giveaway on Global Basecamp’s Facebook page and get an additional entry for each friend you invite to enter the contest.  Enter on Twitter by Tweeting about the giveaway and filling out the entry form, and for every Twitter follower that enters through your link, you get an extra entry.  Or comment on the Global Basecamp blog, using the same email you used to enter the contest, and you’ll get additional entries. Global Basecamps believes that the best trips involve multiple stops, multiple environments and multiple experiences. Although they no longer live out of backpacks for six months at a stretch, the team at Global Basecamps has found a way to recreate the excitement and sense of discovery in a shorter period of time. It's called basecamping: finding a property that truly helps you to explore an area on short day trips. Global Basecamps scoured the planet to find the hotels and lodges that can help pack as many experiences into a couple of days as possible. Don't have enough time to circumnavigate Patagonia? Check out one of their lodges in Southern Argentina and after three days you'll feel like you had. Got a little more time? There's no better way to check life experiences off of your list than by doing multi-day excursions…that's where the true adventure lies. Travel is about choices and every trip is unique. As a Carbonfund.org partner, Global Basecamps has planted a tree for every one of their trips from the Inca Trail to the coast of Vietnam--and will continue to do so. As travelers trek through Machu Picchu or boat through Halong Bay, Global Basecamps is planting trees in Nepal. Reforestation projects are one of the best ways to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide that's in the atmosphere. To date, Carbonfund.org has supported SeedTree’s planting of over 315,000 trees in 21 communities throughout Nepal. The sweepstakes ends on April 1st, so enter early and enter often!  Invite your friends along. Soon, you may be trekking to one of the most magical ancient places on earth!
Thursday, 20 October 2011 13:25

NewGrass® Takes Being Green to a New Level

NewGrass® stands alone in the synthetic grass industry in its combination of pricing, quality, service and commitment to being 100% eco-friendly. If you’re considering an artificial lawn application, NewGrass will save time and money today and in the long run … in addition to aiding water conservation, reducing the use of pesticides and helping create a healthier environment. NewGrass is a popular choice for outdoor spaces where children play because it’s eco-friendly and made from recyclable materials, helping to conserve water and eliminate fertilizer and pesticides, therefore avoiding chemical exposure for kids. The eco-friendly synthetic grass is often used in parks, schools, backyards and playgrounds, and earlier in 2011, NewGrass was selected by the NFL and Gatorade for the Super Bowl NFL Junior Training Camp. As a synthetic turf, NewGrass can be installed permanently or can be installed temporarily for multipurpose areas. In a recent installation in Vail Colorado, an area used as an ice skating rink in the winter was converted to NewGrass for other uses in the summer. NewGrass is dedicated to being 100% eco-friendly – made with renewable and recycled resources, and totally recyclable. The EnviroCelTM   backing on NewGrass replaces over 90 percent of the petroleum-based polymers found on previous generations with bio-based compounds that are derived from domestically-grown soybeans. On the ground, the backing offers greatly improved drainage, resulting in longer product lifespan. It also means faster and more consistent drainage, which is better for the aggregate base underneath a NewGrass installation, as well as for the surrounding landscaping. The backing of NewGrass also incorporates post-consumer PET plastic from soft drink and water bottles. That makes it – and the entire product – 100 percent recyclable. NewGrass believes that being environmentally conscious means more than conserving water. It means being 100 percent eco-friendly … in their products and in their corporate responsibilities. That commitment is one reason NewGrass was accepted as an Ally in the EPA GreenScapes Program. And NewGrass maintains a Carbon-Offset Pledge. For every square foot of NewGrass installed, the folks at NewGrass make a donation to the Carbonfund.org Foundation, doing their part to contribute to the fight against climate change. These contributions further support their commitment to a safer, greener environment and the reduction of harmful carbon dioxide emissions. The donations to Carbonfund.org help climate change education, carbon offsets and reductions, and public outreach. They also help NewGrass reduce its carbon footprint. So, if it’s time to consider a switch to high-quality, environmentally-conscious synthetic turf, contact NewGrass for your estimate today.
Original Moxie creates hair care products “for the rest of us” – real people, not models or glossy fashion magazines. Moxie creator Rachel Blistein is “one of us” - just a regular person with 'challenging' hair and a knack for creating truly awesome hair products. Rachel personally crafts each product, from customizing herbal infusions to sourcing pure, natural ingredients and fine-tuning Moxie's iconic essential oil fragrances. She’s also a life-long nature lover, so the Moxie products are made from organic, unrefined ingredients that are as chemical-free and environmentally friendly as possible. Original Moxie is committed to using natural ingredients not just because they work, but because they create less of an environmental impact than their chemical counterparts. Natural ingredients also tend to be fully biodegradable and easily composted. “The dried herbs that go into the Original Moxie herbal infusions are lovingly collected and turned into our compost heap, which will, in turn, yield rich, black soil for our gardens,” Blistein said. "Moxie" means bucking convention and doing things your own way -- with spunk, spirit and style -- and that's exactly what the folks at Original Moxie have done. Original Moxie helps customers diagnose their hair care needs based on a combination of three characteristics: Density, Dryness, & Degree of Curl. Original Moxie's exclusive 3-D Diagnostic System™ eliminates the guesswork by helping identify the products that fit the “real you.” As part of its commitment to environmentally safe hair care products and environmentally sound business practices, Original Moxie “reduces, reuses, and recycles.” They minimize the use of disposable products and tools, reuse shipping boxes when possible, exclusively package hair products in recyclable bottles, and have partnered with Carbonfund.org to offset emissions from other business operations that can’t be eliminated. Get your Moxie going and visit www.originalmoxie.com to learn more.
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