Jason Fitzgerald

Jason Fitzgerald

CauseWorld is a mobile application that allows you to donate to charities of your choice, free of cost to you, while you shop. As you visit various stores, you accumulate "karmas" which can then be used for donations to charitable CauseWorldorganizations. CauseWorld just got another contribution from corporate sponsor Citi which put its total contribution to the application at $700,000.  It seems pleased with the app's performance - it has been downloaded over 300,000 times and large companies like Citi and Kraft are turning those karmas into real dollars. Some of the many actions that can be supported on the CauseWorld application include donating to classrooms in need, offsetting carbon dioxide emissions (that's us!), providing a meal for the hungry, or helping an injured animal. No purchase is required and it is available for the iPhone and Android phones. Let's continue the success of CauseWorld and its generous sponsors: download the application today and start reducing your carbon emissions!
Thursday, 18 June 2009 17:38

Soylar for Candles Made with Sun Energy

Soylar Candles is an online marketplace offering eco-friendly soy candles and gifts made in a solar powered home. Every candle is housed in reused and reclaimed jars that have been collected from local families and day-cares and then cleaned with non-toxic cleaners. All of their product packaging is plant-based, biodegradable and renewable. Soylar uses 100% sugar cane box containers and natural plant cellophane rolls, bags and tape. For all of the emissions that they can not reduce, Soylar Candles has joined our partner program to offset their shipping and other carbon dioxide emissions. In addition to these amazing sustainability and offset programs, Soylar Candles is a 1% For the Planet member and donates 1% of its annual profits to environmental programs. Being a family-run business, Soylar is run from the home of Irene Guoz who has installed a 3.3 kw solar system for her house. Irene also does tours through her home to teach people about the benefits of solar power and sustainability. Just this past May, her home was featured in the 2nd annual Long Beach Sustainability and Solar Conference & Tour. To learn more about Soylar Candles and to browse their amazing selection of candles, gift baskets, and reusable bags, please visit their website.
care2butterfly-2Care2 is a large online community for taking action and supporting environmental and social causes, including global warming, education, animal welfare, and civil rights.  Recently, Care2 has launched a new way for its members to easily contribute to these great causes for free.  In the Butterfly Rewards Program, members earn credits by taking action on the site and can redeem their credits to buy gifts for the world such as a rehydration salt pack to save a child from dysentery, the planting of a tree, or supporting a carbon reduction project like a wind farm. Randy Paynter, President and Founder of Care2 says, "This program makes it incredibly easy and fun to make a difference - in a very personal way.  Each person can decide which project to support with the credits they earn.  With millions of members taking action across the site, we're excited to see the collective impact we can make." You can learn more about the Butterfly Rewards Program here.  Please join Care2's compassionate community and take real action that makes a difference.  You can sign up here for free. Care2 is a CarbonFree® Partner with Carbonfund.org and offsets their business footprint.  Additionally, they offer a free "click to donate" feature on their site.  For every click, they will offset a pound of carbon dioxide!  Check out click to donate here.
GreenHawksLast Saturday, staff from Carbonfund.org traveled to a local Maryland GreenHawks game to watch the pro basketball team play the Rochester RazorSharks. The game was hotly contested with both teams putting up a strong first half.  Rochester led 62-60 at halftime but outscored the GreenHawks 37-20 in the third period and 41-27 in the fourth, winning the game 140-107. GreenHawks star Byron Mouton scored a season-high 30 points while Terrance Mouton added 15 points and 10 assists. The Maryland GreenHawks are the first pro basketball team to partner with Carbonfund.org and are offsetting their home games and travel to all of their away games in support of Carbonfund.org's third-party validated carbon reduction projects. The GreenHawks philosophy is about more than basketball - the team delivers powerful environmental, sportsmanship, and teamwork messages to children and fans. To have the Maryland GreenHawks visit your school, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The GreenHawks return to the court tonight (3/12) when they host the Manchester Millrats at Georgetown Prep.  Learn more at GoGreenHawks.com.
Paper Culture is one of Carbonfund.org's newest CarbonFree® Business Partners.  We are proud to have them on board.  An online, modern stationary company, Paper Culture offers its customers unique, original, and environmentally responsible stationary products. logos_paper-cultureInspired by brands like Kate Spade, Design Within Reach, Mini, Marc Jacobs and Apple, Paper Culture offers distinctive designs.  If you like clean lines, a modern point of view and design that focuses on bold colors and fresh typography, Paper Culture is the right fit for you. In addition to using FSC certified, 100% post-consumer recycled content paper, the company utilizes wind energy. All of their paper is chlorine-free and all envelopes and packaging are made from recycled paper.  The company also minimizes their office footprint by using environmentally friendly products - from the paper in their printers, to the light bulbs in their office, to the non-toxic cleaning products in their kitchen.  If you're looking for convenience, individualization, and environmentally responsible stationery, visit Paper Culture.
EMPSi is a consulting firm providing environmental compliance and permitting services to government agencies and private clients. The company focuses on projects expected to have a positive impact on the planet, such as those involving renewable energy and sustainable land and resource management planning. empsiAlso, the company donates 10 percent of net profits to charities, focusing on projects that better the environment. The company operates as paper-free as it can, has flexible work-from-home policies, encourages the use of public transit in commutes, and offsets its carbon footprint. The company's tagline, "Bringing clarity to the complex™," means it has handled complex projects and has applied science, analysis, and creativity to achieve realistic, implementable solutions. Learn more at www.empsi.com.

EMPSi is an consulting firm that provides environmental compliance and permitting services to government agencies and private clients. We focus on projects that have a positive impact on the planet, such as those involving renewable energy and sustainable land and resource management planning.

GreenHawks Mascot Dunkin and Jason FitzgeraldYesterday I had the privilege of attending the first press conference of the Maryland GreenHawks, a professional basketball team that is about "more than basketball," said Tom Doyle, the CEO and President of the Premier Basketball League.  New Head Coach Rob Spon is hungry for a championship after coaching the PBL team Manchester Millrats last year to a 16-4 record.  Highlighting key players such as Byron Mouton, Scooter Sherrill, and Daniel Artest, the Maryland GreenHawks are sporting serious talent this season.  Above is a picture of me with their mascot Dunkin! So what makes the GreenHawks so green?  Well, the team will be delivering messages of environmental responsibility to fans and the youth they volunteer with, in addition to playing in recycled uniforms.  They even took a big step and offset with Carbonfund.org the team's travel to away games, its ten home games, and its corporate facility. Let's put that into tangible terms: the Maryland GreenHawks are offsetting the carbon dioxide emissions of over 20,000 gallons of gasoline or those avoided by recycling over 62 tons of waste instead of sending it to a landfill.  Their donation is supporting carbon reduction projects that result in the equivalent amount of carbon sequestered annually by over 40 acres of pine forest. Their first home game is January 16, 2010 at the Thomas S. Wootton Athletic Center at Wootton High School in Rockville, Maryland.  Their full schedule is here!  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.
Wednesday, 24 February 2010 11:11

Build Greener with HealthyHome

New building projects in your home are a great way to improve your living space and increase the value of your home. But they often create unfavorable environmental hazards for your family, like volatile organic compounds from paint or new flooring. CarbonFree® Partner HealthyHome can help you create a safe, eco-friendly environment for your family during your next building project! With 17 years experience in the green building space, HealthyHome also has practical knowledge of the products they sell. hh_logoEach product they carry is thoroughly evaluated to meet their standards for Green Building, Sustainability, Recyclability, and its contribution to a healthy home and planet. These high standards provide your family with the best products available. Their new line of EcoTimber flooring is a sustainable alternative to traditional flooring – domestic, FSC-certified, and high-quality flooring that won’t off-gas harmful chemicals! With such award-winning products, HealthyHome is your destination for home green supplies. To learn more (and go shopping), visit their website: www.healthyhome.com. They carry products ranging from green paints, flooring, lighting, bedding, cleaning supplies, garden products, and filtration systems. You’re sure to find something that will help improve the quality of your home. If you're in the St. Petersburg area, please note they have moved!  Their new address is 2028 28th St N Suite B, St. Petersburg, FL 33713.
Friday, 26 February 2010 08:40

Born In Love: Pendants with Heart

Born in Love is a unique pottery business that offers Tirtha Pendants that convey love, hope, and abundance.  The water used in their special crystalline glazes is 'charged' for at least 24 hours in a special egg-shaped vessel which has the word 'love' written over its surface.  It is at this timBorn in Lovee that a bit of water blessed by the living saint, Mata Amritananda Mayi (Amma), is added as well. While mixing the glaze into the water, traditional Vedic chants are sung.  All of their pendants are hand-crafted and fired in a small kiln. Born in Love cares deeply about conveying love through their pendants.  Their hope is to also live sustainably and promote this lifestyle to others through the business and their Tirtha Pendants.  To learn more about their incredible lifestyle, outstanding business and Tirtha Pendants, please visit www.borninlove.net.
Benton Consulting GroupBenton Consulting Group has been offsetting its emissions with Carbonfund.org for the past two years.  As a 1% For the Planet member, their donations for carbon offsets are the equivalent to the CO2 emissions from over 21,000 gallons of gasoline consumed or the carbon sequestered by nearly 5,500 tree seedlings grown for ten years!  Today we congratulate Benton Consulting group for their commitment to offsetting their carbon footprint and being a two year CarbonFree Partner with Carbonfund.org. In addition to their offsetting, Benton Consulting Group focuses on productivity consulting.  Their productivity system and methodology produces measurable increases in individual and organizational performance and satisfaction by altering how people think about, approach, and manage their work.  They have helped organizations such as Boeing and Microsoft increase conversions, reduce meeting times, and recover numerous hours per day. So what does this mean for the environment?  Let's take one example: their systems helped reduce time spent on email and the number of messages in their inbox.  According to a report by McAfee and ICF, the average carbon footprint of one email is .3 grams of CO2.  A year's worth of email at a typical medium-sized business can use a whopping 50,000 kWh.  Benton Consulting Group is not only saving businesses time, money, and sanity, but they're helping reduce our energy need.  Learn more at Benton Consulting Group.
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