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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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LEI Electronics and Eco Alkalines Batteries are pleased to announce their latest launch with W.W. Grainger, Inc. (Grainger), a Chicago-based Fortune 500 company that shares the Eco Alkalines ™ vision for creating and supplying sustainable businesses and communities. 

Grainger is committed to environmental stewardship in their operations and are dedicated to being a leader in sustainability.  In addition to operating Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified facilities and working with the U.S. Green Building Council, Grainger is the first industrial distributor to publically disclose their carbon footprint through the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). 

Like Grainger, Eco Alkalines batteries are committed to environmental sustainability and green innovation. Eco-Alkalines batteries are environmentally friendly and landfill safe. They are manufactured with earth friendly derivatives and contain 0% trace amounts of harmful metals such as Mercury, Cadmium and Lead. 

Eco Alkalines™ batteries have been certified Carbonfree® by Carbonfund.org Foundation and NSF Sustainability for the past three years.  This program requires that the batteries’ complete cradle-to-grave life cycle is analyzed, the per-unit carbon emissions is determined then neutralized for each battery unit sold.  In addition to neutralizing life cycle carbon footprints, the batteries continue to meet and exceed some of the most important international standards such as PAS 2050 (carbon label standard) and ISO 14044 (life cycle assessment standard), and they can be used to count towards prerequisites and credits in LEED certified building projects and building operation. 

In addition to their innovative and unique green credentials and applications, Eco Alkalines perform equal to or better than the leading national brands in performance and longevity tests.  Eco Alkalines™ have a guaranteed 5-year shelf life and a unique patented leak resistant seal ensuring that they will not leak into your devices. 

Despite their pioneering eco accolades and novel technology, Eco Alkalines batteries are competitively priced compared to the leading national brands. As eco-friendly technology evolves to a ‘must’ rather than a choice, Eco Alkalines does not believe that consumers and companies should have to pay a premium for a green product. 

Eco Alkalines is a great choice for environmentally-conscious consumers, as the brand continues to create an environmental awareness with a message of its commitment to reduced world-wide carbon emissions and its suggestion to use recycled material and recycle when and where possible.  Customers can purchase Eco Alkalines batteries and other green products through a retail branch, in the 2013 Grainger catalog or on www.grainger.com and www.acklandsgrainger.com. 

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According to a study by the International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic, and Social Sustainability, the issue of sustainability is increasingly important in the apparel industry.  Environmentally-conscious fashion designers and retailers are moving away from the wasteful trend of “fast fashion” to focus on eco-fashion practices.  

New CarbonFree® Shipping Partner Hearts believes that “conscious consumers create change,” and that sustainable fashion is not only environmentally friendly, but also a means of artistic and cultural expression.  As Hearts launches its sustainable fashion online store, it has chosen to embed a carbon neutral shipping program as part of its environmentally-responsible commitment. 

Through the CarbonFree Shipping Program, Hearts calculates the carbon footprint associated with the inbound and outbound product shipping and makes a corresponding donation to support Carbonfund.org’s projects that reduce carbon emissions, in order to lessen the impact of the carbon emissions created by any outbound shipping process.  Hearts will be providing an immediate positive effect through investment back into reforestation projects, clean energy development and energy efficiency technologies. 

“Hearts understands that environmental and economic sustainability is crucial with any e-commerce platform but especially in the world of fashion where it is our duty and responsibility to offset the carbon emissions when we can,” stated Michelle Petro, president.  She added, “We are thrilled to partner with Carbonfund.org because they too are our environmental change makers.” 

“Our CarbonFree Shipping Program offers a simple and affordable solution for responsible retailers such as Hearts to deliver their products worldwide in an environmentally sustainable way,” adds Eric Carlson, President of Carbonfund.org.  “The CarbonFree Shipping label will assure Hearts’ customers that they’re choosing to make purchases from a company that is committed to its mission of social consciousness.” 

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