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This week, Carbonfund.org launched an ambitious year-end/holiday giving program that features a huge tree-planting initiative rewarded with Restaurant.com dining benefits.  Many of our business partners and supporters have enthusiastically embraced this “environmental no-brainer” as a fantastic gift-giving option that appeals to just about everyone.

The campaign is simple:

Go to https://www.carbonfund.org/plant-trees-dine-free and choose to:

*             Plant 50 Trees for $50 - Receive a $100 Restaurant.com eGift Card

*             Plant 75 Trees for $75 - Receive a $200 Restaurant.com eGift Card

*             Plant 100 Trees for $100 - Receive a $500 Restaurant.com eGift Card 

Restaurant.com offers over 50,000 dining rewards nationwide and they have no expiration.

We think the program is terrific for year-end and holiday gift-giving, employee recognition, customer appreciation, and several of our business partners agree!

The International Legal Technology Association’s Executive Director Randi Mayes acknowledged that the program is a great deal for ILTA members. “It’s a win-win-win: more trees, more great dining experiences, more great gift opportunities!”

Selecta Auto Body owner J.R. Hubbard asked, “Can we share this on our Facebook page?”

Yes – please do!  Help to spread the word so we can plant millions of trees this holiday season and give out valuable dining rewards, while saving on gift wrap and shipping – an easy, affordable and very “green” holiday shopping option.

The Association of Wedding Gown Specialists, a long-time Carbonfund.org Partner with their ZeroCarbon wedding gown preservations program, circulated the campaign link among their membership.

And ‘feel-good’ online shoes company Planet Shoes is posting to social media and blogging about our program.  Says Planet, Inc. President Phil Meynard, “Carbonfund.org helps you ‘feel-good’ about your gifting this season by helping you do something wonderful for both the environment and your loved ones!”

Join in!  Help us promote this year-end/holiday tree-planting and dining rewards campaign – post it on your social media, send out an email blast to employees, customers, supporters – we’ll mention your organization in our next program update and blog about your support!

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Rare gemstones and beautiful jewelry have long captured the admiration of cultures around the world, but as is often the case, the industries behind highly-prized items such as gems and jewels require energy-intensive and environmentally damaging mining and manufacturing processes.  “Rare Earth Element” mining involves an expensive and protracted process to “find and prove” the source location, develop a mine construction and operation plan, obtain funding, then pursue the permitting for the mine, which will typically require a positive environmental impact study including post-operation mine closure and environmental restoration.

While not able to solve the entire mining industry’s emissions challenges, CarbonFree® Business Partner Sastaa made a commitment six years ago to take responsibility for its own environment impact by neutralizing its operational emissions.  Sastaa is a Dutch import and wholesale business specializing in rubies, sapphires and emeralds. For the past six years, Sastaa as a company and owner Dan Thu Nguyen as a private individual have mitigated annual operational carbon emissions from office energy consumption and business-related travel by supporting Carbonfund.org’s global reforestation projects. 

“A carbon-free commitment is a crucial part of the total commitment to an ethical and healthy life," states Dan Thu.  Sastaa’s example of forward-thinking leadership and assumption of responsibility is characteristic of the long-term CarbonFree® Business Partners we will be featuring this year.  If your business has not taken steps to institute a meaningful sustainability program that includes carbon emissions mitigation, take a look at our CarbonFree® Business Partnership program for 2013 – a simple and affordable way to help fight the negative impacts of climate change and hasten the transition to a ZeroCarbon™ world.      

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Carbonfund.org is pleased to announce that 2013 will bring big program anniversaries for about one hundred of our small business partners.  The CarbonFree® Business Partnership program, launched in 2007, makes it easy and affordable for businesses of all sizes to enhance their sustainability by joining the program either at pre-set donation levels based on employee size, or by calculating and mitigating actual annual operational emissions.  The program benefits include promotion of this environmentally responsible initiative through displaying the CarbonFree® Partner logo, maintaining a Partner Page on the Carbonfund.org website and being featured in online blogs and e-newsletters written by Carbonfund.org.

Our 5th and 6th year anniversary partners include the spectrum of businesses – healthcare/nutrition, eco-tourism, product retailers, technology service providers, and a variety of start-up product and service companies.  What these businesses have in common is demonstrated leadership in a long-term commitment to ensuring that their products, services and operations are offered to their customers in the most sustainable way possible.    

“When we designed the CarbonFree® Partner Program, we wanted to make it a very simple, easy-to-understand program that fit the budget of any business, regardless of age, size or industry,” explains Carbonfund.org founder and president Eric Carlson.  “These one hundred businesses celebrating their 5th or 6th anniversaries help to confirm that we’re doing what we set out to achieve.”  

In honor of the renewal anniversaries for these CarbonFree® Business Partners, Carbonfund.org developed a unique 2013 CarbonFree® Partner logo featuring the number of years the business has been in the program.  We’re also planting trees on behalf of these anniversary Partners – 50 and 60 trees planted for the 5th and 6th anniversaries, respectively – as an additional way to acknowledge their long-term commitment to helping win the fight against climate change and supporting our carbon reduction projects around the world. 

Watch www.carbonfund.org/blog for features of our CarbonFree® Anniversary Partners, starting in December and continuing throughout 2013.

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