Ever wish you could decrease your jet lag?
It's been sold in airports and onboard airlines and has also been offered through an American Express membership program and the FlyRight website. FlyRight's jet lag remedy contains an all natural blend of 12 herbs designed to boost the immune system, improve circulation, and offset travel fatigue.
Now, through a partnership with Carbonfund.org, a portion of the proceeds from sales of FlyRight Jet Lag Formula will support Carbonfund.org's efforts to help end global warming through Carbonfund.org's third-party verified carbon offset projects in renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation. Ted's Tinctures, Inc., makers of FlyRight is also offsetting the company's business office emissions.
Founded in 2007 by Ted Ray, Silicon Valley Licensed Acupuncturist and herbalist, FlyRight Jet Lag Formula is the first in a line of all natural herbal supplements that increase productivity and improve quality of life for business travelers worldwide. It was developed by Mr. Ray for his clientele of Silicon Valley executives and road warriors who sought a jet lag solution to keep them healthy and productive on the road. To learn more please visit the FlyRight website here.
- The distribution of allowances via an auction would generate $254 billion for the Treasury between 2010 and 2014, and about $858 billion over the next 10 years;
- $25 million and $50 million per year starting in 2012 from companies who do not meet their compliance obligations on-time.
- Giving credits away for allowances will cost about $693 billion from 2010-2019;
- Tax breaks for the poorest individuals and families to help offset higher energy prices ($161 tax credit for a single person earning less than $23,000 and about $359 for a five-person household);
- $19.3 billion will be credited into a new Treasury account to help the Energy Department and U.S. EPA with reductions in HFCs through better appliance purchases, as well as recycling and reclamation;
- $5.3 billion would go into a Treasury fund for national resource adaptation activities;
- $900 million gets sent primarily to the Department of Health and Human Services to assist health professionals as they gear up for the challenges associated with climate change;
- $4.3 billion from 2011-2019 for a new Labor Department benefits, job training and health insurance program to help workers who lose their jobs because of the climate law.
Last week, Hotel Carlton in San Francisco, CA announced that it had become the first hotel in San Francisco to achieve a special distinction from the US Green Building Council – the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Existing Building Operations and Maintenance (LEED-EB O&M) Gold certification.
For Hotel Carlton, LEED-EB O&M Gold reflects an ongoing commitment to environmentally sustainable principles and practices. The Hotel Carlton was the first hotel in San Francisco to be 100% powered by solar energy and also offsets its carbon footprint as a part of our CarbonFree® business program. This level of commitment to eco-consciousness deserves our applause and we commend Hotel Carlton, and Joie de Vivre Hotels, for making a difference and implementing an amazing green program. You can learn more about Hotel Carlton’s commitment to the environment by reading their Environmental Policy Statement.
Avoided deforestation (91%) and reforestation with native tree species (89%) were rated the most desirable forestry projects in regards to carbon results;
South America (78%), Africa (71%) and South East Asia (69%) are the three most desirable regions to purchase forest carbon credits;
The Clean Development Mechanism (64%) and the Voluntary Carbon Standard (60%) were rated as the most desirable standards when purchasing forest carbon offsets;
Participants highlighted the most important factor when purchasing forest offsets are carbon standards (91%), closely followed by experience and credibility (87%);
In comparison to Europe (19%), companies in North America (50%) are much more willing to pay up front for carbon credits that will be generated more than five years from now;
Benefits to local communities (89%) and the global scale of the problem (77%) have been the key motivational factors for adopting offsets from forest carbon projects.
"If adopted by the end of the year , the new rule could produce greenhouse gas statistics by the end of 2010. The EPA requirements would apply to large industrial sources that emit 25,000 metric tons or more a year, including oil and chemical refineries; cement, glass, pulp and paper plants; manufacturers of motor vehicles and engines; and confined animal feeding operations."Setting the bar for inclusion in this mandatory reporting at 25,000 metric tons means that virtually all small and medium sized businesses would not be required to report their emissions. Carbonfund.org, for example, estimates that many standard businesses with less than 20 employees are responsible for about 140 metric tons of CO2 a year. Businesses range in size and activity, but one can reasonably assume that most small and medium sized businesses not engaged in industrial practices would be under the reporting limit. A GHG reporting system is yet another step in the right direction for American action on global warming. By understanding our nation's carbon footprint, our government will be able to intelligently devise a cap-and-trade system that will produce real world emissions cuts. To better understand your carbon footprint or to estimate your business' GHG emissions, go to Carbonfund.org.