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Happy Valentine's Day!!Think fast, Valentine’s Day is almost here, or here if you're reading Sunday! If you’re going for the ‘wow’ factor this year try visiting the website of CarbonFree® Partner Brilliance. From sparkling diamond pendants to gorgeous engagement rings, Brilliance has a large selection of fine diamond jewelry and certified diamonds. In addition to working with Carbonfund.org to reduce their carbon footprint, Brilliance also plants a tree for every order as a way to give back and replenish what has been taken from the earth in the minerals and metals used to make their jewelry. Further, Brilliance representatives are committed to ensuring that you feel completely satisfied and secure with your loose diamond, engagement ring, or fine jewelry purchase. Brilliance offers a 30-day money back guarantee, free express shipping, and a gemological appraisal with every purchase. For more information, you can visit www.brilliance.com. Chances are a gift from Brilliance would be sure to please. I don’t know about your significant other, but diamonds truly are this girl’s best friend! Happy Valentine's Day to you and your loved ones.
Be Your Best, Inc. is an executive and technical recruiting firm specializing in the placement of high-level IT, management, finance, strategy, engineering, marketing and HR professionals.Be Your Best strives to offer exceptional service and support to both clients and candidates, and is a nationally certified woman-owned business firmly committed to a policy of providing equal opportunity in all areas of employment.
Since 1994, Be Your Best, Inc. has built a reputation of excellence and integrity in the professional recruiting marketplace.Be Your Best was born out of the stellar performance of founder and president Missy Bowers, as an account manager and recruiter in the mid 1990’s, and a 17-year career veteran with IBM, excelling in a variety of roles, from application development to sales & marketing to technical education.
The Be Your Best team is aware that humankind at present is consuming the planet’s natural resources faster than they can regenerate andpolluting natural systems faster than they can recover, threatening our environment, economy, national security and the quality of life for future generations. The Be Your Best team continually strives to do their part (and more) to improve the health and well being of our environment, and aim to be good corporate citizens dedicated to being a part of the solution.
From employee telecommuting policies to recycling & waste stream handling to having an efficient, well-insulated office to their hybrid-electric corporate car, responsible environmental stewardship is a guiding principle in the entire operation. In 2009 the Be Your Best corporate headquarters went solar – installing a solar electric (PV) system to power the bulk of their business-hour operation with clean renewable energy - and in 2012 they did it again, installing a 5KW solar PV system on their new FL headquarters!
As a new CarbonFree™ Business Partner with Carbonfund.org, Be Your Best has also chosen to offset 36 metric tonnes of business-related emissions by supporting Carbonfund.org’sreforestation projects around the world.
If you’re an employer seeking key talent, or an exceptional professional seeking your next exciting opportunity, contact the team at Be Your Best to realize your full potential.
As we continue to celebrate fifth and sixth anniversaries with many of our CarbonFree® Business Partners, new businesses are joining our partnership ranks as part of their environmental commitment.
New CarbonFree® Business Partner Beautycounter launched with its skin care line on March 4, 2013. Beautycounter’s mission is to educate families about the need for safer chemicals and beauty care products, and to be a part of the solution by creating safe and effective skin care and beauty products in a socially and environmentally responsible way. Beautycounter was founded by a team of social entrepreneurs who believe in using the power of business and strategic partnerships to move in the right direction.
One of these right decisions was joining the CarbonFree® Business Partnership and CarbonFree® Shipping Emissions programs, neutralizing all annual carbon emissions from general business operational and from shipping their products to customers. Through the CarbonFree® programs, Beautycounter is supporting Carbonfund.org’s energy efficiency projects around the world.
“In order to be successful in business and in our social mission, we have to reject the short-term thinking that got all of us into the current environmental crisis,” explains Mia Davis, Vice President of Health & Safety. “Beautycounter recognizes that we can’t do it alone—strategic partnerships are absolutely necessary to create meaningful, lasting change. We’re proud to partner with Carbonfund.org to offset our carbon emissions, and for guidance on reducing our overall footprint.”
Beautycounter maintains an extensive list of chemical ingredients that will never be used in their products, which contain no hidden fragrances or preservatives. Beautycounter also prohibits testing of their cosmetics on animals, makes every effort to use FSC-certified paper and post consumer recycled content in both paper and plastic materials, and sources plastics that do not leach toxic chemicals and that are recyclable in most communities.
These comprehensive initiatives demonstrate Beautycounter’s forward thinking approach to entering the beauty and skin care industry as a responsible leader in environmental sustainability, and Carbonfund.org is pleased to be a partner in their efforts.
- set up their website to have the capability for customers to register and take driver education online;
- recycle all aluminum, bottles, paper and other recyclable products used on-site;
- print double-sided documents whenever possible;
- recycle printer toner cartridges;
- increase the use of local services to maintain vehicles; and
- offset their remaining carbon footprint with Carbonfund.org, to provide carbon neutral driving lessons (note the Carbonfund.org bumper sticker).