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.”
About Visual Communications Company
With more than three decades of operational excellence, Visual Communications Company is recognized as a pioneer in the development and delivery of today’s most innovative mounting solutions for the Optoelectronics industry. Whether it’s an off-the-shelf product or a custom solution, we are prepared to tackle your most unique product requirements. For more information about VCC, visit us athttp://www.vcclite.com.
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,