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Beatties Logo pngCarbonfund.org partner Beatties School Uniforms excels at more than making great school uniforms. They’re leading the industry in greening their uniforms and reducing waste. Beatties has introduced an organic cotton line, starting with a selection of their golf shirts. These are all shipped in specialized containers designed to break down faster, reducing landfill waste. Additionally, they’ve redesigned their packaging, reducing its size by 25% since 2007. As product packaging continues to fill our landfills, this is an important step to fighting our garbage problems. As Carbonfund.org aficionados know, landfills create significant quantities of the greenhouse gas methane, which is about 23 times more potent than carbon dioxide in global warming. By cutting back on waste and investing in Carbonfund.org’s methane projects, Beatties School Uniforms is helping fight global warming as they dress North America’s students in high quality uniforms. Beatties is releasing their new line of 2010 uniforms now, check that out! Remember to cut back on your own carbon footprint!
Friday, 04 February 2011 10:22

Go Bananas for Florida Crystals® Demerara Sugar

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Demerara sugar is a type of unrefined sugar with a large light amber grain. Crystallized from the initial pressing of sugar cane (as opposed to sugar beets), the minimal processing gives demerara sugar a unique flavor and crunchy texture. Because demerara sugar is less refined than traditional sugar, it has a rich, creamy, almost caramel like flavor which enhances just about anything you use it in.   The large grains also remain crunchy through cooking, which makes demerara sugar a great choice to sprinkle on pies, sugar cookies and the like which might otherwise have a uniform texture.  Hint: next time you make cinnamon toast, make it with demerara sugar – you will *not* be disappointed! In particular, Florida Crystals® CarbonFree® Organic Demerara sugar offers a premium demerara to environmentally conscious gourmets. Florida Crystals® products are the very first sugar products to be certified CarbonFree® by Carbonfund.org. This label indicates a product’s carbon footprint was rendered neutral through greenhouse gas cutting measures. [caption id="attachment_7780" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Here's why flambe is best left to the professionals! Yikes! photo courtesy of waltgarrisons.com "][/caption] You can find Florida Crystals� Demerara Sugar at just about any retailer; pick up some the next time you go shopping.� Then bring it home and try it in this delicious, seasonal recipe for Bananas Foster.� �Bananas Foster is a dessert made from bananas and vanilla ice cream, with the sauce made from butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, dark rum, and banana liqueur. �Traditionally, the butter, sugar and bananas were cooked, and then the alcohol was added and ignited. You can certainly try it that way if you�d like (personally I am a little leery of �igniting� anything outside of the fireplace).� Also, we�ve substituted the brown sugar for Florida Crystals� Demerara Sugar.� Demerara provides the same complex , mellow flavor as brown sugar but it retains a slight crunch , adding a wonderful texture to this creamy dessert. �The bananas and sauce are then served over the ice cream. ��The dish was created in 1951 by Paul Blang� at Brennan's Restaurant in New Orleans, Louisiana.� It was named for Richard Foster, a friend of Owen Brennan's who was then New Orleans Crime Commission chairman. ��Now if there ever was anyone who needed a good dose of rum with his bananas, it would be the chairman of the New Orleans Crime Commission. Enjoy! Bananas Foster Ingredients: 3 Tbsp - butter 3 Tbsp - Florida Crystals® Demerara Sugar 1/4 tsp - ground cinnamon 1 Tbsp - lemon juice 2 Tbsp - dark rum (or water) 1 Tbsp - banana liqueur (or water) 2- ripe bananas, peeled and sliced 4 servings vanilla ice cream Pinch of nutmeg Preparation: In a medium skillet, over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Stir in the Florida Crystals® Demerara Sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice, rum and banana liqueur. Cook and stir until mixture is bubbling and syrupy. Add the bananas and cook until they begin to soften, about 1 to 2 minutes. Spoon hot bananas and syrup over ice cream. Garnish each with a pinch of nutmeg. Serve immediately. Serving Quantity: 3 to 4
bambecoThank you Bambeco for including offsetting one's holiday travel with Carbonfund.org as a holiday green tip. Bambeco is a stylish eco-retailer launched on Earth Day and has quickly developed a fan following. The company's mission is to offer an appealing, comprehensive selection of green products. Check out their seasonal and holiday home furnishings at www.bambeco.com. calcsThis holiday, and year-round, you can affordably and easily calculate your travel carbon footprint, or choose from preset options based on miles traveled. Whether you're traveling by car, train, bus or plane, you can calculate and offset your carbon footprint. Also, learn how you can reduce the carbon footprint of your travel with these energy saving tips.

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Tuesday, 22 September 2009 10:43

Autumnal Equinox - Can You Balance Your Footprint?

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Today at 5:18pm summer ends when the sun crosses the equator for the autumnal equinox. Though summer will be gone, it will be fondly remembered by many who spent time on beaches, at the grill or in the woods. Most meteorologists are predicting another summer on or around June 2010. Click here to learn more about the autumnal equinox. A popular activity on the equinox is to try and balance an egg vertically. With the earth and sun so perfectly aligned, this has to be the ideal time to stand an egg on it's head. Though this may seem like a trivial pursuit, egg balancing is an action that I am sure many will take today. If you can do it, please take a picture and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ! I will post it on this blog. If you are unsuccessful in your attempts to balance an egg, try balancing your carbon footprint. Did you know that you can calculate the impact of your home, travel and pretty much anything else using Carbonfund.org's carbon calculators? Click here to calculate and offset your footprint. Balancing an egg today may be cool, but balancing your carbon footprint may be the best way to start off a new season. Have a great fall!
In a world where time is fleeting, it's refreshing to find a timepiece that's a work of art, yet developed with a modern aesthetic and an environmental focus. Xetum is a new collection of California-designed, Swiss-made automatic timepieces for the discerning individual. Xetum timepieces blend modern design with Swiss precision and craftsmanship. Each timepiece is painstakingly crafted in Switzerland’s Jura Valley using world renowned, time-tested methods and styled with clean, modern aesthetics. Xetum was founded by longtime wristwatch and design aficionado Jeff Kuo. Jeff founded Xetum after a decade-long search to find a timepiece that had the appropriate blend of modern design, Swiss mechanical components and pricing. The Xetum timepiece collection represents the culmination of this journey. Jeff’s work has been displayed along with works from modern artists such as Jeff Koons and Shepard Fairey. Of course, it’s not just about the timepiece – it’s about the experience you have with it. That’s why Xetum has been built around a personal customer experience. Xetum offers a level of personal attention that is often forgotten in a mass market world. When you speak with someone at Xetum, you’ll be speaking with someone who loves watches and who really cares that you have a great experience. Xetum has designed its products, packaging and operations from the ground up with environmental responsibility in mind. From renewable cork on the naturally tanned straps, to watch boxes made from rubberwood that is saved from being burned, Xetum has made environmental responsibility a priority. Further, Xetum partners with Carbonfund.org to offset its remaining carbon footprint through the support of reforestation projects. For a look at exceptional, sleek and unique timepieces, please visit www.xetum.com.
Monday, 08 February 2010 15:50

Automate Your Board Reviews with BoardEvals

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BoardEvals’ web-based evaluation solutions help organizations perform more efficient, effective and thorough board evaluations.  BoardEvals BoardEvalsreplaces the ad-hoc, manual processes used by most organizations today with an automated, standardized board evaluation process that saves time and expenses, while at the same time improving corporate governance practices.  They enable more thorough board evaluations by incorporating the full range of board evaluation activities, including board self-evaluation, committee self-evaluation, and 360 degree evaluations of individual board members. Not only does this more automated process save time, resources, and expenses, but BoardEvals is a Carbonfund.org CarbonFree® Partner.  They are offsetting their office, business travel, and employee commuting emissions by supporting third-party validated renewable energy carbon reduction projects.  Interested in learning how BoardEvals can help improve efficiency in your organization? Visit BoardEvals now!
Carbonfund.org Partner Electrum Marketing is a unique branding agency that excels at helping Electrum_Marketingbusinesses find, get and keep customers. They specialize in identifying what sets their clients apart, optimizing their delivery of that product or service, then finding cost-effective ways to promote it to their target audience. From strategic planning to website design, they offer a full menu of branding services to clients throughout Florida and beyond. Electrum's services include consulting, graphic design, website design, search engine optimization, search engine marketing, brand delivery and training, mystery shops and customer satisfaction surveys. Electrum was able to reduce 35 tons of C02 generated annually by the agency by donating to Carbonfund.org to support reforestation projects. Energy efficiency in their office has improved with the installation of compact fluorescent lighting, reduced consumption, programming the thermostat, and sealing the door and windows. For more information on how Electrum Marketing can help you find, get and keep more customers, visit www.electrummarketing.com.