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uSave LED is a national lighting company specializing in LED products for the commercial and industrial market sectors and selling to the public, distributors and electricians.  uSave LED has expanded its commitment to operational sustainability by neutralizing its estimated annual operational carbon footprint through the Carbonfree® Business Partnership program. 

“Our mission includes converting large facilities over to LED lighting thereby making a significant reduction in energy usage Nationwide,” says Harry Zuker, CEO of uSave LED.  “Offsetting our own carbon footprint with Carbonfund.org credits shows our commitment to the environment.” 

uSave LED supplies high quality and highest rated state-of-the-art energy saving LED lighting to commercial property owners and tenants nationwide.  In addition to offsetting its operational carbon footprint, uSave LED’s corporate office uses 100% LED lighting, its staff keeps business travel to a minimum and maintains a mostly paperless office. 

The commercial LED lighting solutions offered by uSave LED enable clients to save money while reducing energy consumption and helping to preserve the environment.  The LED bulbs are energy efficient (65-90% savings versus traditional bulbs), long lasting and labor saving.  The firm offers a free energy study of business lighting and lighting needs, matches these requirements to corresponding products, and presents a findings report including specification sheets of the products, warranty options, financing options, available government incentives and potential tax deductions. 

uSave LED offers 100% financing programs, direct-purchase and self-installation, or their turnkey solutions including installation.  Results vary based on electrical costs and products chosen, but clients may anticipate a payback on investment in 1-3 years.  All products are certified by UL, CE, Energy Star Design Light Consortium or similar certification laboratories.  

A commitment to providing environmentally-responsible lighting solutions while mitigating its own operational emissions puts uSave LED in the front of its industry for environmental leadership.  Carbonfund.org is happy to welcome uSave LED to the Carbonfree® Business Partnership.

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Spring is here, snow is melting in the northern regions… and lawn care season is just around the corner!  For homeowners in the Fairport/Rochester, NY, area, there’s a new choice for mowing and lawn care service that’s committed to Carbonfree® operations.

Carbon Cutters is a multifaceted lawn care service provider offering environmentally responsible and organic lawn care services. The company’s pledge to sustainability can be seen in all aspects of its business practices, including a recent decision to join Carbonfund.org’s Carbonfree® Business Partnership program. 

“At Carbon Cutters, we take the environment into consideration with every aspect of our business, from the tools we use to the shirts we wear,” explains Steve Popp, Owner.  “We use all electric equipment that will be charged by solar power. We use only environmentally friendly and organic techniques for lawn fertilization. We have partnered with Carbonfund.org to help us offset whatever carbon we generate from our daily business.” 

Carbon Cutters was created after recognizing the negative impact of conventional lawn care industry on the environment and seeking to provide a carbon neutral alternative.  As Steve puts it, “At Carbon Cutters, we cut the carbon and the chemicals, but never the quality!”  Carbonfund.org applauds Carbon Cutters’ commitment to environmental sustainability and creating a clean alternative to traditional lawn care practices. 

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It’s still early in this new year, and with Earth Day approaching next month, it’s a great time to look for ways to improve, expand and enrich your commitments to protecting and preserving our environment. 

During 2013, Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery of St. Helena, CA augmented their organic agricultural practices and environmental sustainability initiatives by offsetting business flight emissions through Carbonfud.org.  This year, Spottswoode took the additional step to allocate a larger portion of its 1% for the Planet pledge to join the Carbonfree® Business Partnership program, thus neutralizing all of their annual operational emissions by supporting Carbonfund.org’s carbon reduction and clean air projects around the world.    

“Climate Change is the defining issue of our time, and we feel strongly that we must be a part of the solution to this global crisis,” explains Beth Novak Milliken, President and CEO of Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery.  “We take our commitment to the environment seriously, and through our actions, we hope to inspire others to care for and respect our natural resources as well.” 

Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery is a family-owned vineyard and winery renowned for producing classic and refined wines that honor their vineyard origins. The balance, grace, and integrity reflected in their wines also drive a commitment to organic farming and stewardship of the winery’s gardens, historic building, and local watershed. 

Spottswoode Estate Vineyard and Winery has farmed organically since 1985 and became a California Certified Organic Farmer in 1992.  In addition, Spottswoode is certified Napa Green by the Napa Valley Vintners, uses solar power in their vineyard and winery, maintains insectaries and bird boxes in the vineyard, runs tractors on biodiesel and works to conserve water.  The winery spearheaded the restoration of Spring Creek, which defines the southern boundary of their vineyard and is shared with many residential neighbors.  The expansion of the winery’s environmental responsibility to mitigate all operational carbon emissions through the Carbonfree® Business Partnership demonstrates an ongoing dedication to the health of land and air upon which Spottswoode Estate Vineyard and Winery depends.  

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