Founded in 1996 by former federal employee John Grobe, Federal Career Experts (FCE) is a small business that specializes in training and consulting in the areas of retirement and transition services for federal government agencies and their employees.  FCE has a network of consultants, most of whom are retired federal employees, with experience in all categories of federal retirement, benefits and career transition areas.   In addition, John Grobe has written several popular books and designed training manuals in the area of federal retirement and career transition that serve as stand-alone resources for federal employees.

As part of its overall mission, Federal Career Experts believes in protecting the planet by making choices that enhance the quality of the atmosphere and the resulting quality of life.   In order to help achieve this goal, Federal Career Experts became Carbonfree® in 2007, offsetting their carbon footprint by supporting Carbonfund.org’s renewable energy projects.  FCE has maintained this environmental commitment for ten years, and remains one of Carbonfund.org’s most tenured Carbonfree® Business Partners.

“The nature of Federal Career Experts’ business requires that we travel a great deal”, said John Grobe, President. “Though we are conscientious about our energy usage, we still have a relatively large ‘carbon footprint’ and have chosen to take steps to offset our impact on global warming.”

To date, Federal Career Experts has neutralized carbon emissions equal to removing 71 passenger vehicles from the road for a full year.  This continuous focus on serving federal employees while maintaining a sustainable business practice sets FCE apart in its field.  Carbonfund.org is proud to partner with Federal Career Experts and celebrate their tenth year in this long-term commitment to operational excellence. 

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Eco Alkalines Batteries are pleased to announce their upcoming product launch with Best Buy Canada, the nation’s fastest growing retailer of consumer electronics.  Best Buy Canada, a specialty retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics, personal computers and entertainment, shares Eco Alkalines vision for creating and supplying sustainable businesses and communities. 

Best Buy is strongly committed to doing it share in protecting the planet and conserving the earth’s resources. As an electronics retailer company, Best Buy feels a responsibility to prevent old and unwanted electronics from making their way to Canadian landfills. In the spring of 2013, select Best Buys stores across Canada teamed up and collected more than 37,000 pounds of e-waste of local residents. Additionally, every Best Buy location in Canada offers in-store recycling where customers can recycle everything from batteries and cell phones to printers and TVs. Best Buy is also committed to offering a wide range of sustainable products such as Eco Alkalines batteries. 

Like Best Buy Canada, Eco Alkalines batteries are a Canadian company committed to environmental sustainability and green innovation. Eco-Alkalines batteries are environmentally friendly and landfill safe. They are manufactured with earth friendly derivatives and contain 0% trace amounts of harmful metals such as Mercury, Cadmium and Lead. They have been certified as Carbonfree® by Carbonfund.org Foundation and NSF Sustainability and can be used to count towards prerequisites and credits in LEED certified building projects and building operation. 

"Certification sets us apart from our competitors," says Lalonde. "We are currently the world's only disposable alkaline battery with this certification. We have found that certification has helped to increase our market share and create customer and brand loyalty among consumers who are seeking to purchase and use eco-friendly products."

Carbonfree® certification also lends credibility to Eco Alkalines, a relatively newer brand, in a marketplace of well-known battery products. "Although many products claim to be ‘green’ or ‘eco-friendly,’ these terms are often used loosely or without a clear description of what that means. We wanted third-party verification from two trusted and recognizable organizations – Carbonfund.org and NSF International - so that consumers would understand and have faith in our green claims," added Lalonde.

In addition to their innovative and unique green credentials and applications, Eco Alkalines batteries have excelled in performance and longevity tests, consistently demonstrating that Eco Alkalines perform equal to or better than the leading national brands. Eco Alkalines have a guaranteed 5-year shelf life and a unique patented leak resistant seal ensuring that they will not leak into your devices. 

Despite their pioneering eco accolades and novel technology, Eco Alkalines batteries are competitively priced compared to the leading national brands. As eco-friendly technology evolves to a ‘must’ rather than a choice, Eco Alkalines batteries offer consumers and companies a green product at market prices.  Carbonfund.org is proud to partner with Eco Alkalines batteries and applauds this expansion of market availability through Best Buy Canada for the Certified Carbonfree® batteries.   

 

 

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Eco Alkalines Batteries are pleased to announce their upcoming launch with Best Buy Canada. Best Buy Canada is the nation’s fastest growing retailer of consumer electronics and shares Eco Alkalines vision for creating and supplying sustainable businesses and communities. 

Best Buy Canada is a specialty retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics, personal computers and entertainment. Best Buy offers consumers a unique shopping experience with the latest technology and entertainment products, at the right price, with a no-pressure sales environment. 

Best Buy is strongly committed to doing it share in protecting the planet and conserving the earth’s resources. As an electronics retailer company, Best Buy feels a responsibility to prevent old and unwanted electronics from making their way to Canadian landfills, and have been making strides to reduce their energy consumption and environmental footprint. In the spring of 2013, select Best Buys stores across Canada teamed up and collected more than 37,000 pounds of e-waste of local residents. Additionally, every Best Buy location in Canada offers convenient in-store recycling where customers can recycle everything from batteries and cell phones to printers and TVs. Best Buy is also committed to offering sustainable products, and in addition to Eco Alkalines batteries, offers a range of items identified as green.

Like Best Buy Canada, Eco Alkalines batteries are a Canadian company committed to environmental sustainability and green innovation. Eco-Alkalines batteries are environmentally friendly and landfill safe. They are manufactured with earth friendly derivatives and contain 0% trace amounts of harmful metals such as Mercury, Cadmium and Lead. They have been certified as Carbonfree® by reputable eco partners Carbonfund.org Foundation and NSF Sustainability and can be used to count towards prerequisites and credits in L.E.E.D certified building projects and building operation. 

In addition to their innovative and unique green credentials and applications, Eco Alkalines™ batteries have impressive power and an incredible life span. Performance and longevity tests have been conducted and consistently demonstrate that Eco Alkalines perform equal to or better than the leading national brands. Eco Alkalines have a guaranteed 5-year shelf life and a unique patented leak resistant seal ensuring that they will not leak into your devices. 

Despite their pioneering eco accolades and novel technology, Eco Alkalines batteries are competitively priced compared to the leading national brands. As eco-friendly technology evolves to a ‘must’ rather than a choice, Eco Alkalines does not believe that consumers and companies should have to pay a premium for a green product. 

Customers can purchase Eco Alkalines batteries and other green products through a Best Buy retail store or online at www.bestbuy.ca.

 

 

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