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WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 6, 2007 – Carbonfund.org, the nation’s leading provider of climate change solutions for individuals and businesses, announced today the launch of its CarbonFree™ Certified Product label. The CarbonFree™ label is designed to allow leading companies to promote their products as being climate neutral by reducing and offsetting the life-cycle carbon footprint associated with the production, shipping, operation and disposal.

Launch partners for the CarbonFree™ Certified Product Label include Yakima, EcoFuture, Tropical Trading Partners and Monarch Beverage. Carbonfund.org, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, will administer the program, which consists of four steps: having a life-cycle analysis of the product; registering the product; offsetting the emissions quarterly based on actual unit sales of each certified product with Carbonfund.org; and annually reviewing the product’s footprint and reporting on measures the company has taken to reduce the climate impact of producing the product.

“Climate change has reached a point where time is no longer on our side,” stated Eric Carlson, Carbonfund.org executive director. “The CarbonFree™ product label gives consumers a very clear choice about which products and companies are leading the fight against climate change.”

CarbonFree™ Product Certification Protocol
Key to the program is the development of a product life-cycle analysis protocol that meets strict international standards. The protocol was developed by the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Management, a preeminent climate change consultancy based in the United Kingdom. The protocol will track the emissions a product is responsible for including the mining of the materials, shipping, production, operational use and disposal. The protocol can be viewed at http://www.carbonfund.org. The protocol has been updated since its first version, which analyzed product energy consumption and emissions directly at the point of manufacture. Carbonfund.org is working with several leading environmental consulting firms to develop a network of providers capable of providing the product life-cycle analysis in accordance with the protocol.

Carbonfund.org is establishing a Technical Advisory Group to provide ongoing review and support of the protocol, both the scientific and implementation. The TAG is chaired by Dr. H. Scott Matthews, Research Director of the Green Design Institute of the Carnegie Mellon University and recent recipient of the prestigious Laudis Award.

“I am very excited about being involved in the launch and refinement of this important GHG protocol,” stated Dr. Matthews. “I strongly believe that carbon footprinting is the first step for companies or individuals to be able to understand and manage the greenhouse gas impacts of their decisions over the long term.”

“We hope this protocol will encourage businesses to examine their greenhouse gas impacts on a product lifecycle basis,” added Dr. Richard Tipper of The Edinburgh Center for Carbon Management.

Carbon Offsets
On a quarterly basis, companies will report the actual sales data of each CarbonFree™ Product and will offset the CO2 emissions with Carbonfund.org. Carbonfund.org supports carbon offset projects globally, including renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation that meet internationally accepted protocols and standards.

Carbon offsets are a means of reducing CO2 emissions in one place to offset their use in another like your home, office or manufacturing facility. Carbon offsets are supporting the development of clean technology, increasing demand for climate-friendly products while decreasing demand for dirty energy, and helping to drive down the cost of clean energy. Carbonfund.org’s goal is to transform the market by making clean technology more cost effective than dirty technology.

Yakima
Yakima, an innovator in vehicle rack solutions for boats, bikes, winter sports gear, home storage and cargo options, unveiled “Planet Payback,” a company-wide initiative focused on offsetting 100% of its carbon footprint for all operations, products and distribution, as well as Yakima’s field marketing team, “Road Warriors.” Yakima has partnered with the Carbonfund.org as its offset provider for this business initiative.

“Yakima is proud to be a launch partner with Carbonfund.org for their certified CarbonFree(TM) product program” said Mike Steck, Senior Director of Marketing. “We believe consumers share our desires to reduce the impacts of global warming. Our partnership gives consumers an opportunity to purchase products that support this vision.”

EcoFuture
EcoFuture is the supplier of CarbonFree™ certified CFL lightbulbs. TheBulb line of products is sold under the tagline: you do your part, we’ll do ours(TM), with EcoFuture offsetting the emissions from the already super energy efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs energy use over their lifetime.

“EcoFuture made a decision to start TheBulb – http://www.thebulb.com - line of products with Carbonfund.org because of their standing as an organization, flexibility, and commitment to the environment by engaging the business community. I am delighted to see Carbonfund.org further develop their CarbonFree™ product certification standard, and EcoFuture is proud to be an official launch partner.”

Monarch Beverages
The Monarch Beverage Company, Inc. is a diversified, international beverage company based in Atlanta, Georgia, with subsidiaries in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, France and Southeast Asia. Monarch has teamed up with Carbonfund.org to offset the carbon footprint associated with the manufacturing and wholesale distribution of future product introductions under its Rush! Energy(R) brand. These first ever CarbonFree™ certified energy drinks to be offered in the U.S. will be available in the fall of 2007.

“The partnership with Carbonfund.org is a valuable addition to our sustainable development strategy that will include a continued push for recycling, conservation and investment in renewable energy across our business processes” said Didier Arnaud, Chief Operating Officer of The Monarch Beverage Company. “We are committed to reducing the impact of our business activities on the environment and believe that offering CarbonFree™ products will also raise the awareness of simple ways to protect the environment among energy drink consumers.”

Tropical Traders Specialty Foods
Tropical Traders Specialty Foods is a second generation, family-owned business dedicated to distributing organic and gourmet foods to retail locations in the United States. “Choosing to certify our Royal Hawaiian Honey line as CarbonFree™ is a seamless extension of our commitment to supporting certified organic agriculture, said Rebeca Krones, CEO of Tropical traders Specialty Foods. “We are simply taking this dedication to the next level.”

About Carbonfund.org
Carbonfund.org is the country’s leading provider of climate change solutions for individuals and businesses. Carbonfund.org educates the public about the dangers of climate change and makes it simple and affordable for individuals, businesses and organizations to reduce and offset their climate impact.

Carbonfund.org is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization reducing the threat of climate change by promoting cost-effective carbon reductions and supporting renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects globally that reduce and offset carbon dioxide emissions. Carbonfund.org works with over 200 corporate and non-profit partners including Dell, Lancôme, Orbitz, Calvert Group, Yakima, Working Assets, National Wildlife Federation, and Environmental Defense. For more information visit:http://www.carbonfund.org.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011 13:26

Surfing Magazine Announces Carbon Neutrality

 

 

SURFING shifts into neutral with second annual Green Issue

SAN CLEMENTE, CA- June 12, 2007 – Starting with the October Issue, SURFING Magazine will purchase carbon offsets to minimize the impact of their business.

The Second Annual Green Issue, which hits newsstands and surf shops on August 21, 2007, will be the first in a yearlong commitment by the world’s most progressive surf magazine to diminish their carbon footprint.

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“The first Green Issue focused on global warming and what that will mean for surfers,” says Evan Slater, renowned big-wave surfer and Editor of SURFING Magazine. “This year, in addition to expanding our coverage of ocean-awareness-related issues, we wanted to make the magazine itself more accountable.”

Working with Carbonfund.org, the leading non-profit climate change solution provider in the United States, Surfing Magazine will purchase carbon offsets in the form of mangrove reforestation projects in India. Mangroves are important habitat for fish and act to filter ocean pollution. By calculating the CO2emissions produced by the production, distribution and printing of the magazine, Surfing will be able to neutralize its carbon footprint through reforestation.

Carbonfund.org supports renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects globally that reduce carbon dioxide emissions and the threat of climate change. Carbonfund.org is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

The celebrated best-selling issue will feature coverage from the Third Annual International Surfing Day, a global event benefiting Surfrider Foundation. This year’s issue will focus on ocean water quality, an issue close to every surfer’s heart. Additionally, The Green Issue will coincide with launch of “The Green Room,” an online eco-resource for surfers on SURFINGmagazine.com.

“We have an obligation to protect the resources that give us so much joy,” says SURFING Magazine Publisher Ross Garrett. “Offsets aren’t the whole answer, but they might buy us some time. Overall, through this issue and International Surfing Day, we’re focused on generating awareness and action with surfers across the globe.”

To further the green movement, SURFING is offering its advertising partners special advertising units and incentives for advertising that promotes their green initiatives.

For more information on SURFING Magazine’s Green Issue or International Surfing Day, please contact Lauren Orshansky at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or log on to SURFINGmagazine.com..

Read Publishing Executive’s interview with Publisher Ross Garrett about Surfing Magazine’s “green” initiatives here.

 

 

Encinitas, CA [July 27, 2007] – LYON announced today that it offset its carbon emissions with Carbonfund.org, the country’s leading carbon solutions organization. LYON has long been a leader in small business environmental practices, from proper disposal of used electronic components to the use of compact fluorescent bulbs and an active outreach program for pro bono advertising and design work for environmental non-profits. This practical step highlights LYON’s commitment to be a leader in the San Diego advertising community.

LYON’s stakeholders are very concerned about global warming. Considering the implications of climate change, carbon offsets through Carbonfund.org are a natural extension of the work LYON does to attract and retain both staff and clients.
  
“With a workforce and client base of active, talented people living in a very beautiful, outdoors-oriented part of the world, our interest in protecting our environment is just common sense.” said Susan Lyon, Managing Director. “Our success with clients is because we are a bit obsessive about thinking everything through in painstaking detail, anticipating all possible consequences in a marketing message, so it’s natural that our offline discussions have had us obsessing over the balance between running a business and protecting our environment. We looked around for a way to take this step, and found that Carbonfund.org had the best program for small businesses, events, and even congregations, making going CarbonFree a really simple and affordable commitment.”

“Company’s like LYON are setting an example for what all companies should do,” said Steve Offutt, Senior Advisor at Carbonfund.org.  “Our motto is ‘Reduce what you can; offset what you can’t,’ and they are practicing that in their daily business.  Having LYON as a CarbonFree partner makes us proud about what we do, and we applaud them for their environmental commitment.”

Carbonfund.org is a non-profit organization whose goal is to make carbon offsets and climate protection easy, affordable and a normal way of life for every individual and business. Carbon offsets enable individuals and businesses to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in one location, where it is cost effective, to offset the emissions they are responsible for in their normal activities, like home, office, driving or air travel emissions. For instance, a clean, zero CO2 wind farm can offset the carbon dioxide produced by a coal-fired power plant. By supporting renewable energy, energy efficiency, and reforestation projects Carbonfund.org will retire an equivalent amount of carbon offsets.  The financial support from these offsets will then help to continue the development of clean, renewable sources of energy.

LYON is an award-winning advertising and design shop perched above the beach in San Diego’s North County. Founded in 1991, they have worked with a variety of companies and nonprofit organizations, including some of the world’s biggest and best-known brands on everything from naming companies and products, right down to in-house production of tv commercials. Their clients include Cisco Systems, Cardinal Health, Websense, Infinera, and American Wave Machines while their recent pro bono efforts have benefited The San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy and the California Center for Sustainable Energy.

About Carbonfund.org 
Carbonfund.org is the country’s leading carbon reduction and offset organization. Carbonfund.org educates the public about the dangers of climate change and makes it easy and affordable for individuals, businesses and organizations to reduce their climate impact. Carbonfund.org is reducing the threat of climate change by promoting cost-effective carbon reductions and supporting renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects globally that reduce and offset carbon dioxide emissions. Carbonfund.org works with over 100 corporate and non-profit partners including Dell, Orbitz, IMD, Ovation Travel Group and Credo Mobile.

 

 

Silver Spring, MD, August 9th, 2007 —Skram Media, publishers of CLIMBING and URBAN CLIMBER Magazines, today announced a partnership in which Skram Media will offset their global warming emissions and minimize the environmental impact of their business. In addition to offsetting the emissions of its corporate offices, the leading outdoor publisher is also compensating for the CO2 emissions created from the printing and distribution of the magazines themselves.

Working with Carbonfund.org, the leading non-profit climate-change-solution provider in the United States, Skram Media will neutralize its carbon footprint through reforestation projects. Carbonfund.org supports renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects globally that reduce carbon dioxide emissions and the threat of climate change.

This initiative by Skram Media to diminish their carbon footprint is the latest move to minimize the environmental impact of its business, which includes a commitment to print their magazines on 100% recycled paper.

“CLIMBING and URBAN CLIMBER have been printed on recycled paper for almost a year now,” says Publisher Mark Crowther. “This year, in addition to expanding our coverage of environment-related issues including Sustained - our new department in CLIMBING - and our regular Access Fund column in URBAN CLIMBER, we wanted to make the magazines themselves more accountable.”

“We are proud to be partnering with Skram,” said Steve Offutt, Chief Operating Officer of Carbonfund.org.  “They are setting an example for others to follow through their constantly expanding environmental efforts.  They clearly exemplify our motto: Reduce what you can; offset what you can’t.”
“These days I don’t think people really have much of an option anymore whether or not they’ll choose to live an environmentally conscious lifestyle. There’s no real decision to be made there. It’s simple – act now or perish. We have to reverse the past so that we can believe in a future. We’re just doing our part,” says Joe Iurato, the editor of URBAN CLIMBER.

About Skram Media
Skram Media is the publisher of CLIMBING Magazine, URBAN CLIMBER Magazine, CLIMBING.com, URBANCLIMBERMag.com, and UCTV. Founded in 1970, CLIMBING Magazine is the journal of record for climbers worldwide. Together with its leading Web site, http://www.climbing.com, CLIMBING reaches more climbers worldwide than any other climbing magazine. URBAN CLIMBER MAGAZINE founded in 2004, is the leading youth-focused climbing magazine. UCTV (http://www.ucmag.tv) is the leading destination on the Internet for climbing video entertainment. For more: skrammedia.com.

About Carbonfund.org
Carbonfund.org is the country’s leading carbon reduction and offset organization. Carbonfund.org educates the public about the dangers of climate change and makes it easy and affordable for individuals, businesses and organizations to reduce their climate impact. Carbonfund.org works with over 200 corporate and non-profit partners including Discovery, Dell, Yakima, Environmental Defense, Orbitz and Surfing Magazine.

 

 

Washington, D.C., August 2, 2007 – As part of its recently launched Green Office Initiative, Arnold & Porter LLP is partnering with Carbonfund.org to make contributions based on the amount of the firm’s business air travel to support renewable energy and reforestation projects in the U.S. and other parts of the world. 

Arnold & Porter is the first major U.S. law firm to partner with Carbonfund.org.  Carbonfund.org is a Washington, D.C. metro area-based nonprofit that educates businesses and the public on climate change issues and supports carbon-reducing projects such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, and reforestation projects.  The firm’s support of these projects will substantially offset the carbon produced by the firm’s air travel.  Renewable energy refers to wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, and other non-carbon producing energy sources, and reforestation refers to the capture and removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. 

“Although the firm cannot eliminate business travel, we want to demonstrate our commitment to sustainable business practices wherever possible,” said Arnold & Porter Chair Thomas Milch.  “We believe in carbon offsets as a cost-effective way to reduce our carbon footprint, and our program generally aligns us with what many of our clients are doing to address climate change.”

In March, the firm adopted a firmwide Green Office Initiative that focuses on resource conservation and sustainable business practices.  As part of this initiative, Arnold & Porter closely collaborated with members of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (“SEER”) and officials at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the development of a Climate Challenge policy.  The Climate Challenge was designed to encourage law firms to take simple, practical steps to become better environmental and energy stewards. 

In addition to its Green Office Initiative, Arnold & Porter has long represented environmental groups in a pro bono capacity in activities relating to recycling and waste reduction, and its attorneys are active writers and lecturers on global climate change issues.  The firm has environmental expertise in its Washington, D.C., New York, Denver and Los Angeles offices. 

 

 

Seattle, WA August 1, 2007– Thermal Remediation Services, Inc. (TRS) announced today that it offset its carbon emissions with Carbonfund.org, the country’s leading carbon reduction and offset organization. This practical step highlights TRS’s commitment to be a leader in the Environmental Remediation industry.

TRS’s stakeholders are very concerned about global warming.  Considering the implications of climate change, carbon offsets through Carbonfund.org are a natural extension of the work TRS does on behalf of its stakeholders.  
“We are proud of our leadership position in the environmental remediation industry and of our recent commitment to become a carbon neutral company. While we work to lower the carbon dioxide emissions we generate as a company we will offset those emissions we are not able to eliminate by purchasing offset credits. We feel an obligation to minimize our impact on the environment by reducing our carbon footprint and we encourage others to follow us. That is why our carbon neutral initiative contains provisions to help our teaming partners and our customers join us in preserving our quality of life for future generations.” Michael Dodson, President of Thermal Remediation Services, Inc.

“It’s a pleasure to have Thermal Remediation Services join the CarbonFree program,” said Steve Offutt, Senior Advisor at Carbonfund.org.  “In addition to their own commitment, by helping to recover brownfield sites, TRS is contributing to improving our urban forms, which also reduces emissions by reducing sprawl and its attendant traffic.”

TRS is recognized as the market leader in the remediation of commercial and industrial real estate including Brownfield sites using Electrical Resistance Heating (ERH). TRS is proud of its perfect safety record with no OSHA recordable accidents in over 200,000 hours worked. TRS brings the expertise, experience and knowledge gained from performing ERH on over 60 projects nationwide to each new remediation site.

Carbonfund.org is a non-profit organization whose goal is to make carbon offsets and climate protection easy, affordable and a normal way of life for every individual and business. Carbon offsets enable individuals and businesses to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in one location, where it is cost effective, to offset the emissions they are responsible for in their normal activities, like home, office, driving or air travel emissions. By supporting renewable energy, energy efficiency, and reforestation projects Carbonfund.org will retire an equivalent amount of carbon offsets.  The financial support from these offsets will then help to continue the development of clean, renewable domestic sources of energy.

About Carbonfund.org 
Carbonfund.org is the country’s leading carbon reduction and offset organization. Carbonfund.org educates the public about the dangers of climate change and makes it easy and affordable for individuals, businesses and organizations to reduce their climate impact. Carbonfund.org works with over 100 corporate and non-profit partners including Discovery, Dell, Orbitz, Environmental Defense and Credo Mobile.

 

 

Chicago, IL, August 14, 2007 – Pekoe Tips, Inc., marketers of The Simple Leaf Tea announced today that it offset its carbon emissions with Carbonfund.org, the country’s leading carbon reduction and offset organization.

Pekoe Tips has chosen to offset 100% of the carbon emissions produced as a result of its business operations. These include inbound and outbound freight, travel and electricity. Every package of tea we sell represents a tangible environmental benefit toward renewable energy, energy efficiency, and reforestation projects. Pekoe Tips is also exploring an option to offer customers the opportunity offset the shipping of their tea in the CarbonFree™ shipping program. This practical step highlights Pekoe Tips’ commitment to be a leader in the tea community. 
Pekoe Tips’ customers, partners and tea producers are very concerned about global warming. Considering the implications of climate change, carbon offsets through Carbonfund.org are a natural extension of the work Pekoe Tips does on behalf of its stakeholders. 
“As a small business that literally depends on the earth for its livelihood, we are committed to leaving this planet in much better shape than it was when we entered it. Doing something about the impact of climate change is no longer a choice – it is a necessity. We are thrilled to be partnering with carbonfund.org to help us along the path to a sustainable future”, said Nikhil Roychowdhury, Founder and CEO of Pekoe Tips.

“It’s a pleasure to have Pekoe Tips join the CarbonFree program,” said Steve Offutt, Senior Advisor at Carbonfund.org.  “Their commitment demonstrates that small companies can have a significant environmental impact by taking steps to reduce their impact and offset the remainder with Carbonfund.org.

Carbonfund.org is a non-profit organization whose goal is to make carbon offsets and climate protection easy, affordable and a normal way of life for every individual and business. Carbon offsets enable individuals and businesses to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in one location, where it is cost effective, to offset the emissions they are responsible for in their normal activities, like home, office, driving or air travel emissions. For instance, a clean, zero CO2 wind farm can offset the carbon dioxide produced by a coal-fired power plant. By supporting renewable energy, energy efficiency, and reforestation projects Carbonfund.org will retire an equivalent amount of carbon offsets.  The financial support from these offsets will then help to continue the development of clean, renewable domestic sources of energy.

About The Simple Leaf
The Simple Leaf Tea was launched by Pekoe Tips in 2006 with one simple goal: to help people appreciate the inherent simplicity of a delicious cup of tea. We venture out from our home bases in Chicago and Calcutta to scour the earth for teas that we fall in love with. When we finally find something that fits the bill (and we taste lots and lots of teas before we pick), we whisk it away to Chicago so we can ship it out to our customers as soon as possible. Through strong relationships with tea growers, blenders and tasters, Pekoe Tips is able to import and deliver high-quality fresh tea to consumers and specialty retailers. In addition to our loose leaf teas, we also offer a range of practical tea accessories on our website at http://www.thesimpleleaf.com.

About Carbonfund.org 
Carbonfund.org is the country’s leading carbon reduction and offset organization. Carbonfund.org educates the public about the dangers of climate change and makes it easy and affordable for individuals, businesses and organizations to reduce their climate impact. Carbonfund.org is reducing the threat of climate change by promoting cost-effective carbon reductions and supporting renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects globally that reduce and offset carbon dioxide emissions. Carbonfund.org works with over 100 corporate and non-profit partners including Dell, IMD, Orbitz, Ovation Travel Group and Working Assets.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011 13:18

CARFAX ANNOUNCES CARBON NEUTRAL CAMPAIGN

 

 

Carfax 250 NASCAR Busch Series Race On Aug. 18 First-Ever Carbon Neutral Stock Car Event

CENTREVILLE, Va. (August 14, 2007) – Carfax, pioneer of the vehicle history report, today announced a ground-breaking environmental effort – making the company entirely carbon neutral.  Through partnerships with The Conservation Fund and Carbonfund.org, Carfax will offset all carbon emissions generated by its day-to-day business operations, such as corporate travel, marketing and sales operations and company-supported events.  Carfax will kick off the campaign with the Carfax 250 NASCAR Busch Series race at Michigan International Speedway, which will make history on Saturday, August 18 as the first-ever carbon neutral stock car event.

“Making positive contributions towards global climate change is a major corporate and personal concern for us,” said Larry Gamache, communications director at Carfax.  “Starting with our single largest marketing initiative, the Carfax 250, we’re taking the first step to reducing our carbon footprint.  It’s a lot easier than most people think to get started, but we realize there’s still a long road ahead.  Through the help and support of our environmental partners, we’ll figure out those next steps.”
Carfax will continue working closely with its environmental partners to further expand the carbon neutral campaign in the coming months.
“Climate change is one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time,” said The Conservation Fund’s President, Larry Selzer.  “The Fund applauds Carfax for its industry-leading approach to addressing this challenge.  By demonstrating a market-based approach to conservation we can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard critical wildlife habitat, protect our nation’s air and water, and enhance public recreation areas for current and future generations.”
Carfax is making a donation to Carbonfund.org to purchase and retire carbon offsets for its operations and activities associated with the Carfax 250 NASCAR Busch Series race.  This includes employee and fan travel to and from the event and onsite emissions as well, including those generated by the 43 stock cars competing in the race.

“Carfax has taken impressive steps toward fighting climate change by not only taking responsibility for its own corporate carbon dioxide emissions, but also the emissions resulting from Carfax-sponsored events such as the Carfax 250,” said Eric Carlson, Executive Director of Carbonfund.org. “The leadership demonstrated by Carfax on climate change is critical to this generation and future ones as well.”

The company is working with The Conservation Fund on a long term carbon reduction plan.  Future plans include opportunities for Carfax dealer customers and used car shoppers to offset the carbon emissions for the cars they buy and drive.  Carfax would offer its staff opportunities to help reduce their carbon footprint as well.

Editor’s note: Larry Gamache is available for interview to discuss the company’s carbon offset program and green efforts at the Carfax 250.  Representatives from The Conservation Fund and Carbonfund.org are also available.  To schedule an interview, please contact Christopher Basso at 703-934-2664.

About Carfax
Millions of consumers rely on the most trusted provider of vehicle history information, Carfax, each year. Using the unique 17-character vehicle identification number (VIN) found on vehicle dashboards and title documents, Carfax instantly generates a detailed Vehicle History Report on any used car or light truck. Carfax Vehicle History Reports™ provide information that can impact a consumer’s decision about a used car or truck. Carfax is a wholly-owned subsidiary of R.L. Polk & Co. For more information, visithttp://www.carfax.com.

About The Conservation Fund
The Conservation Fund is the nation’s foremost environmental nonprofit dedicated to protecting America’s land and water legacy for current and future generations. Seeking innovative conservation solutions for the 21st century, the Fund works to integrate economic and environmental goals. Since its founding in 1985, the Fund has helped its partners safeguard wildlife habitat, working landscapes, community “greenspace,” and historic sites totaling nearly 6 million acres. With 1% fund raising costs and 97% program allocation, The Conservation Fund is recognized as the nation’s top rated environmental nonprofit by both the American Institute of Philanthropy and Charity Navigator.http://www.conservationfund.org

About Carbonfund.org
Carbonfund.org is North America’s leading carbon solutions organization with offices in the Washington, DC area and San Francisco. Carbonfund.org educates the public about the dangers of climate change and makes it easy and affordable for individuals, businesses and organizations to reduce their climate impact. Carbonfund.org is reducing the threat of climate change by promoting cost-effective carbon reductions and supporting renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects globally that reduce and offset carbon dioxide emissions. Carbonfund.org works with over 150 corporate and non-profit partners including Dell, Orbitz, Lancome, Yakima, Discovery, Environmental Defense and Credo Mobile. Learn more at: http://www.Carbonfund.org.

 

 

Windham, NH, July, 27th 2007 – Lexan Systems announced today that it offset its carbon emissions with Carbonfund.org, the country’s leading carbon reduction and offset organization. Lexan Systems has offset their company carbon footprint and will donate additional funds to attempt to offset every product they sell to their clients.  This practical step highlights Lexan Systems’ commitment to be a leader in the Information & Data Security community.

Lexan Systems’ stakeholders are very concerned about global warming.  Considering the implications of climate change, carbon offsets through Carbonfund.org are a natural extension of the work Lexan Systems’ does on behalf of its stakeholders. 

“At Lexan Systems, security is our business.  But our environment is everyone’s business and now is the time to think about the security of our environment for the future,” said Christopher Spence, CEO.  “By partnering with CarbonFund.org, we are trying to do our part in protecting our environment.  At Lexan Systems, we have offset our company carbon footprint with the help of CarbonFund.org.  To take it one step further, we will donate additional funds in an attempt to offset every product we sell to our clients.”

“We are pleased to welcome Lexan Systems as a CarbonFree partner, joining the almost 300 other companies that are taking active steps in the fight against global warming,” said Steve Offutt, Senior Advisor at Carbonfund.org.  “Also, they are going above and beyond by engaging their customers in the mission.”

Carbonfund.org is a non-profit organization whose goal is to make carbon offsets and climate protection easy, affordable and a normal way of life for every individual and business. Carbon offsets enable individuals and businesses to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in one location, where it is cost effective, to offset the emissions they are responsible for in their normal activities, like home, office, driving or air travel emissions. For instance, a clean, zero CO2 wind farm can offset the carbon dioxide produced by a coal-fired power plant. By supporting renewable energy, energy efficiency, and reforestation projects Carbonfund.org will retire an equivalent amount of carbon offsets.  The financial support from these offsets will then help to continue the development of clean, renewable domestic sources of energy.

About Lexan Systems
Lexan Systems has spent over a decade diligently safeguarding corporate networks and data for companies just like yours. Their expert information security solutions are a direct result of breadth of experience, depth of knowledge, a vigilance in staying current of ever-evolving technologies, and above all, a commitment to providing a high standard of service that builds long-term client relationships.

About Carbonfund.org 
Carbonfund.org is the country’s leading carbon reduction and solutions organization. Carbonfund.org educates the public about the dangers of climate change and makes it easy and affordable for individuals, businesses and organizations to reduce their climate impact. Carbonfund.org works with over 200 corporate and non-profit partners including Discovery, Dell, Orbitz, Lancome, Environmental Defense and Working Assets.

 

 

Renton, WA, August 20, 2007 – EcoBranders announced today its new partnership with Carbonfund.org, the country’s leading carbon reduction and offset organization. EcoBranders has committed to offset 100% of the carbon emissions generated by the shipping of its client’s orders. This practical step highlights EcoBranders commitment to be a leader in the promotional products industry.

EcoBranders’ stakeholders are very concerned about global warming and other environmental issues.  Considering the implications of climate change, carbon offsets through Carbonfund.org are a natural extension of the work EcoBranders does on behalf of its stakeholders. 

“We fully recognize the seriousness of the problems caused by global warming and are committed to being a part of the solution”, says company president Stacee Matheson.  “Our company was built with the purpose of being a platform for change, allowing us to better the world in various ways.  Our partnership with Carbonfund.org falls right in line with that mission.”

“EcoBranders is a great example of an organization that is leading the way in protecting our environment,” said Steve Offutt, Chief Operating Officer of Carbonfund.org.  “They exemplify our motto: Reduce what you can; offset what you can’t.  By selling a comprehensive line of more sustainable products, they are reducing what they can, and by taking the next step to actively offset their shipping emissions, they are offsetting what they can’t.  We are pleased to have them as a CarbonFree partner.”

Carbonfund.org is a non-profit organization whose goal is to make carbon offsets and climate protection easy, affordable and a normal way of life for every individual and business. Carbon offsets enable individuals and businesses to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in one location, where it is cost effective, to offset the emissions they are responsible for in their normal activities, like home, office, driving or air travel emissions. By supporting renewable energy, energy efficiency, and reforestation projects Carbonfund.org will retire an equivalent amount of carbon offsets.  The financial support from these offsets will then help to continue the development of clean, renewable domestic sources of energy.

About EcoBranders
EcoBranders, a corporate merchandising firm, is a leading provider of eco-friendly promotional products, including apparel.  The company’s extensive offering includes products made from sustainable resources such as recycled materials, organic cotton, corn plastic, soy, bamboo and industrial hemp.  EcoBranders is dedicated to helping organizations deliver a consistent sustainable business message, and values-driven promotions by providing them with environmentally responsible merchandise to place their logo on.  The company donates one percent of its annual sales revenues to environmental organizations in the U.S.

About Carbonfund.org 
Carbonfund.org is the country’s leading carbon reduction and offset organization. Carbonfund.org educates the public about the dangers of climate change and makes it easy and affordable for individuals, businesses and organizations to reduce their climate impact. Carbonfund.org works with almost 300 corporate and non-profit partners including Discovery, Dell, Orbitz, Lancome, Environmental Defense and Credo Mobile.

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