San Jose, CA, August 8, 2008 – ETMG announced today that it is offsetting its carbon emissions with Carbonfund.org, one of the country’s leading carbon offset organizations. ETMG has donated to offset 35 tons of carbon, an amount that qualifies it as a carbon neutral company. This commitment establishes ETMG as an environmental leader in the high technology marketing community and demonstrates the proactive steps it is taking in the fight against global climate change.
ETMG, a technology marketing agency, has created a virtual business model, based on advanced communications and collaborations solutions, that has allowed it to decentralize operations. The team of more than 100 consultants operates out of home offices through virtual connections, eliminating the need for office space, energy consumption, paper use, business or industrial processes, business travel, and commuting. As energy prices skyrocket, and the impact of consumption has shown its adverse effects, ETMG felt it was time to take a more proactive step toward supporting the environment by offsetting the company’s carbon footprint.
ETMG has partnered with Carbonfund.org to offset the already small amount of carbon dioxide emissions it produces in an effort to completely neutralize the impact its operations have on the environment. Additionally, ETMG will donate 500 pounds of carbon credits through Carbonfund.org for every new purchase order opened by a client.
ETMG elected to partner with Carbonfund.org after careful research because of the high impact green causes Carbonfund.org supports, and the success that the foundation has had creating momentum for environmental issues.
“Taking care of our environment has become part of our central mission to provide a unique and affordable service offering to our clients,” said Michael Grodin, co-founder of ETMG. “Our ability to leverage cutting-edge technology for all our communications and operational needs is a tribute to our clients and the incredible products they develop, and showcases the possibilities of a new era of conservation.”
“By eliminating the need for environmentally-destructive commutes and wasteful office fundamentals such as parking, paper, and air-conditioning, ETMG has already established itself as an environmental leader in the communications sector by reducing all it can,” said Eric Carlson, Executive Director of Carbonfund.org. “Now, by offsetting the emissions they cannot avoid, ETMG is fully living up to Carbonfund.org’s motto: ‘Reduce what you can, offset what you can’tTM.’ We’re thrilled to welcome them onboard.”
Founded in 1998, Envision Technology Marketing Group, Inc. (ETMG) is a 100% virtual marketing communications agency that provides high technology companies with a comprehensive range of marketing services. With over 100 specialists at their disposal, ETMG offers project management, content development, and demand creation capabilities, including writing, editing, print production, web production, interactive media, and design, meeting the daily and strategic needs of clients large and small. Clients include Applied Materials, Adobe Systems, Cisco Systems, and Hewlett Packard, as well as numerous smaller start-up businesses. ETMG’s scalable business model allows it to provide a range of services and gives clients the option to choose the services they need to meet their current and long-term tactical and financial objectives.
Carbonfund.org is one of the country’s leading carbon reduction and offset organizations, making it easy and affordable for individuals, businesses and organizations to reduce their climate impact. Carbon offsets enable individuals and businesses to reduce carbon dioxide emissions they are responsible for in their everyday lives by supporting renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects where they are most cost effective. Carbonfund.org works with over 700 corporate and nonprofit partners including Discovery, Volkswagen, Amtrak, Dell, Orbitz, Staples, and JetBlue.
San Marcos, CA – August 14, 2008 – Visual Communications Company (VCC) announced today that it is offsetting its carbon emissions for 2008 with Carbonfund.org, one of the leading carbon offset organizations in the United States. While smaller firms like VCC with 10 or fewer employees have a carbon footprint smaller than 70 tons per year, VCC is offsetting 600 tons of CO2 emissions, demonstrating the proactive steps the firm is taking in the fight against global climate change.
“Some might say that since we are not from a particularly emissions-intensive industry, climate
change isn’t really our problem to solve, but we are strong believers in our collective responsibility
to protect global environmental resources for our generation and those to come,” said Andrew Zanelli, President of VCC. “We hope our example will promote education and awareness about the steps business and individuals can take to offset CO2 emissions, and I think people will find it’s a lot easier to do than they might have thought.”
VCC’s emissions offset purchase will go toward supporting projects that focus on reforestation, renewable energy, and energy efficiency in the US and abroad.
“It was very important for us to work with an organization that supports certified projects that are recognized and comply with the standards set forth by leading international organizations such as the United Nations,” added Andrew Zanelli. “We also sought an organization that offered verification by independent auditors. Carbonfund.org met all these criteria.”
“Visual Communications Company recognizes that we all have to take responsibility for preventing
climate change, and the optoelectronics industry can take on a role as a catalyst for solving climate change,” said Eric Carlson, Executive Director of Carbonfund.org. “Through this commitment, Visual Communications Company is leading by example by investing in a low-carbon future for everyone. We’re delighted to have their support.”
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Carbonfund.org is one of the country’s leading carbon reduction and offset organizations, making it
easy and affordable for individuals, businesses, and organizations to reduce their climate impact.
Carbon offsets enable individuals and businesses to reduce carbon dioxide emissions they are
responsible for in their everyday lives by supporting renewable energy, energy efficiency, and
reforestation projects where they are most cost effective. Carbonfund.org works with over 700
corporate and nonprofit partners including Discovery, Volkswagen, Amtrak, Dell, Orbitz, Staples,