Tuesday, 19 January 2010 16:46
Tuesday, 16 February 2010 20:37
Nextiva, a CarbonFree® Partner, announced it experienced record growth in 2009 - over 400% in new business customers. Nextiva offers cost-effective VoIP, internet fax and web conferencing solutions; their products help transform the way small businesses communicate by making communications affordable. How affordable you ask? A virtual PBX service that enables a business to have a toll-free number, auto-attendant, and voicemail options currently starts at $8.95/month. Says president and CEO Tracy Conrad, "Nextiva is committed to delivering the highest quality business communications products at the best value in the industry." Also, Nextiva is reducing its impact on the environment, having joined Carbonfund.org's partnership program and supporting third-party validated carbon reduction projects. Other awards Nextiva has won have included "Product of the Year" from Internet Telephony magazine, "Best Business VoIP Provider" from WhichVoIP.com, and "#1 VoIP Company" by CompareVoIP.com. You can learn more about Nextiva's announcement and their initiatives on this press release or at www.nextiva.com.
Monday, 14 December 2009 13:55
I frequently have the pleasure of speaking with many of our partners about their carbon neutral commitment and support Carbonfund.org. The other day I conducted a short interview with Tonya Kay of Happy Mandible where she discussed her business partnership with Carbonfund.org. Happy Mandible delivers the best food possible to TV and movie sets in the greenest way possible. Tonya can also challenge Indiana Jones to a bull whip accuracy contest. How did you choose Carbonfund.org? Happy Mandible picked Carbonfund.org by cross referencing Google results. I compared program options and also web presence - Carbonfund.org had a very well presented program, with an informative blog, press release assistance, transparency in operation and a clean, comprehensive web design. Finally, I contacted Carbonfund.org and the response was immediate, cool, and human - the donor assistance is admirable. Do you encourage your employees to offset their emissions also? We are a small business and yes, employees are urged to purchase their own offsets. In fact, I personally gave offsets away for holiday presents to my family members. Any final thoughts? Happy Mandible has the honor of working for some of the largest productions in Hollywood film and television and I am personally delighted to see productions like FOX's 24 and others adjusting their budgets to accommodate carbon offsets, alternative fuels, alternative energy, waste reduction, recycling, personal gyms and organic produce on set. We are all in this together and green corporate consciousness really is the next sure thing in business trends. Thank you Tonya for this honest discussion! Interested in our business program? Check it out here.
Monday, 08 June 2009 11:12
This spring, CarbonFree® Partner GrooveTickets.com launched a new version of their software, leading the ticketing industry away from waste and towards a greener future. Pioneering new technology such as paperless ticketing, integrated accounting, and social media, the new GrooveTickets gives customers and clients a great experience with minimal environmental impact. GrooveTickets' flexibility and desire to keep evolving and developing new technologies makes them unique. From implementing a company-wide recycling program to using a green hosting service and using technological advances to minimize waste and increase efficiency, GrooveTickets is leading the way to a clean energy future. The new GrooveTickets isn't just a better product, it's a greener product. To learn more about GrooveTickets environmental initiatives, or to buy tickets for an awesome concert near you, visit GrooveTickets.
Thursday, 06 August 2009 14:27
This month, millions of beach-goers will hit the sand and waves to enjoy the summer weather. After all, what better way to celebrate summer than spending a day (or week!) at the beach? While you're enjoying yourself, keep in mind that protection from the sun's damaging UV rays is important while you're at the beach (and don't forget to offset your travel to the shore!). This summer, team up with CarbonFree® Partner EcoStinger to provide you and your family the best protection. EcoStinger offers high quality sun protective clothing for both children and adults. Since most skin damage occurs before the age of 15, protecting you and your children at a young age is vital to ensuring lasting skin health. With over seven years in the sun protection clothing industry, EcoStinger fabric is tested by the Australian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Agency and given the highest rating of UPF50+ (their clothes block over 97.5% of the sun's rays!). Chlorine resistant, water repellent, breathable, and quick-drying are the features you will enjoy in your new EcoStinger outfit. If you're swimming, skiing, surfing, boating, cycling, or running, sun protective clothing from EcoStinger can help guard your skin from the sun's harmful radiation. To learn more about their products visit www.ecostinger.com. For 10% off, use coupon code ECOWIM at checkout. Remember, there's free shipping on orders over $59 in the US and you get a free swimsuit if your order is over $59.
Thursday, 25 June 2009 17:11
PositiviTee is an online retailer dedicated to changing the world. In addition to offsetting their business operation's carbon footprint, PositiviTee donates 10% of all profits to numerous nonprofit organizations listed on their site. When they were founded in 2007, they started with a strong commitment to operate with environmental consciousness in mind by using organic cotton, pigment dyes, water-based inks, and fair labor practices to produce their line of T-shirts. PositiviTee shirts are made with unique designs to fit different style. When you create a tee shirt and give it a tagline, clothing with meaning—you give the consumer an option they didn’t even know they had. President Heidi Matonis said, "On a personal level, it has been very satisfying to incorporate one of my core values into my business model." To learn more about PositiviTee or to purchase a shirt with meaning please visit PositiviTee.
Thursday, 17 December 2009 17:39
Katie Martin, who also owns Elegance & Simplicity and is currently writing two books, has started Eco-Beautiful Weddings to be a valuable resource for creating an eco-couture wedding. A goal of Eco-Beautiful Weddings is to inspire engaged couples to find their shades of green regardless of their budget. Inside the premiere issue they showcase both luxury and DIY Real Weddings. They have scoured the world for the best of the best in Eco Chic bridal fashion and wedding style. The Eco-Beautiful Weddings couple is tech savvy, stylish, and concerned and open to new ideas. They want to be open to new ideas and on the cutting edge when it comes to their big day. Eco-Beautiful Weddings is not only a movement, it's a lifestyle. They hope to be an agent of change in the wedding industry, aspiring engaged couples everywhere to make a commitment to protecting our planet one decision at a time. Learn more at Eco-Beautiful Weddings.
Friday, 28 August 2009 11:13
Last Friday, Kathie Lee and Hoda discussed personalized wine on their MSNBC show Kathie Lee & Hoda. Showcasing numerous festive wines including Cabernet and Pinot Grigio, the talk show hosts describe the customized labels that each bottle of wine can offer. The wine company is none other than Stoney Creek Wine Press, a proud CarbonFree shipping partner! For over a year, Stoney Creek Wine Press has been offsetting all of the shipping emissions associated with shipping their wine to their customers. Check out Stoney Creek Wine Press to get your own personalized wine today and view the video below!
Tuesday, 29 December 2009 17:13
Carbonfund.org Partner Peacock Republic is a boutique soap, candle, and home decor retailer. Their soaps use organic herbs and natural oils, and their face and body products are environmentally friendly packaged in handmade plantable paper with wildflower seeds. Peacock Republic even has a children's clothing line that is handmade in the US and strives to use upcycled (converting waste materials, for example, into new materials or products) and organic fabrics whenever possible. In addition to having a great line of products, Peacock Republic donates basic necessities to those in need for every item sold. For every bar or bottle of soap they sell, a bar is donated to domestic violence shelters. For every garment they sell, an outfit is given to a child in need. Their partnership with Carbonfund.org allows them to run a carbon neutral business by supporting independently verified carbon reduction projects. Shop Peacock Republic to support small business, handmade USA products, and give to those in need.
Friday, 05 March 2010 14:00
CarbonFree® Partner Socher Insurance Agency is California's leading homeowners association (HOA) insurance provider. With the goal of being a leader in energy efficiency in their industry, Socher strives to reduce their emissions where possible. The remaining carbon footprint after their reduction efforts is being offset with Carbonfund.org's third-party validated carbon reduction projects through our small business program. Socher Insurance Agency understands homeowners associations and has been serving this industry for over twenty-five years. By focusing exclusively on common interest developments and HOA's, Socher is able to proudly serve business parks, condominiums, apartments and country clubs. With a dedicated support staff and great customer service, they are able to attend board meetings, explain your insurance needs, and answer any questions you may have. With the best carriers and competitive rates in California, Socher Insurance can fulfill your insurance needs. To learn more or request a quote, please visit www.socherinsurance.com. Please don't forget to reduce, offset the carbon footprint of your home or office today!