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San Jose, CA, August 8, 2008 – ETMG announced today that it is offsetting its carbon emissions with Carbonfund.org, one of the country’s leading carbon offset organizations. ETMG has donated to offset 35 tons of carbon,  an amount that qualifies it as a carbon neutral company. This commitment establishes ETMG as an environmental leader in the high technology marketing community and demonstrates the proactive steps it is taking in the fight against global climate change.

ETMG, a technology marketing agency, has created a virtual business model, based on advanced communications and collaborations solutions, that has allowed it to decentralize operations.  The team of more than 100 consultants operates out of home offices through virtual connections, eliminating the need for office space, energy consumption, paper use, business or industrial processes, business travel, and commuting. As energy prices skyrocket, and the impact of consumption has shown its adverse effects, ETMG felt it was time to take a more proactive step toward supporting the environment by offsetting the company’s carbon footprint.

ETMG has partnered with Carbonfund.org to offset the already small amount of carbon dioxide emissions it produces in an effort to completely neutralize the impact its operations have on the environment.  Additionally, ETMG will donate 500 pounds of carbon credits through Carbonfund.org for every new purchase order opened by a client. 

ETMG elected to partner with Carbonfund.org after careful research because of the high impact green causes Carbonfund.org supports, and the success that the foundation has had creating momentum for environmental issues.

“Taking care of our environment has become part of our central mission to provide a unique and affordable service offering to our clients,” said Michael Grodin, co-founder of ETMG. “Our ability to leverage cutting-edge technology for all our communications and operational needs is a tribute to our clients and the incredible products they develop, and showcases the possibilities of a new era of conservation.”

“By eliminating the need for environmentally-destructive commutes and wasteful office fundamentals such as parking, paper, and air-conditioning, ETMG has already established itself as an environmental leader in the communications sector by reducing all it can,” said Eric Carlson, Executive Director of Carbonfund.org.  “Now, by offsetting the emissions they cannot avoid, ETMG is fully living up to Carbonfund.org’s motto: ‘Reduce what you can, offset what you can’tTM.’  We’re thrilled to welcome them onboard.”

About ETMG 
Founded in 1998, Envision Technology Marketing Group, Inc. (ETMG) is a 100% virtual marketing communications agency that provides high technology companies with a comprehensive range of marketing services.  With over 100 specialists at their disposal, ETMG offers project management, content development, and demand creation capabilities, including writing, editing, print production, web production, interactive media, and design, meeting the daily and strategic needs of clients large and small.  Clients include Applied Materials, Adobe Systems, Cisco Systems, and Hewlett Packard, as well as numerous smaller start-up businesses.  ETMG’s scalable business model allows it to provide a range of services and gives clients the option to choose the services they need to meet their current and long-term tactical and financial objectives.

About Carbonfund.org
Carbonfund.org is one of the country’s leading carbon reduction and offset organizations, making it easy and affordable for individuals, businesses and organizations to reduce their climate impact. Carbon offsets enable individuals and businesses to reduce carbon dioxide emissions they are responsible for in their everyday lives by supporting renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects where they are most cost effective. Carbonfund.org works with over 700 corporate and nonprofit partners including Discovery, Volkswagen, Amtrak, Dell, Orbitz, Staples, and JetBlue.

 

 

Fort Lauderdale, Fl, August 11, 2008 - The American Kneeboard Association National Championship announced today that it is offsetting its carbon emissions with Carbonfund.org, one of the country’s leading carbon offset organizations.  The AKA National Championships organizers have offset competitors’, officials’, and families’ travel to and from the Championships, their hotel stays, meals, and all local travel and towboat pollution emitted while pulling events.  The organizers have scheduled all events within a 2.5-mile radius to reduce travel and will take several additional measures to reduce the use of non-renewable resources during the Championships.  The commitment establishes The American Kneeboard Association as an environmental leader in the USA Waterski community and demonstrates the proactive steps the AKA is taking in the fight against global climate change.

The American Kneeboard Association members are very concerned about global warming.  With the grave implications of climate change in mind, carbon offsets through Carbonfund.org reflect a natural extension of the socially-minded work the AKA does on behalf of its members.

“Protecting the environment in our daily lives, also known as ‘going green,’ has become something that is on everyone’s radar these days, even when it comes to kneeboarding,” said George Rohner, National Kneeboard Championships Tournament Coordinator. “After checking out the credentials of Carbonfund.org and their verification/certification process, and finding out how easy it is to reduce our climate impact, it was a no brainer. I encourage individuals and all other sport disciplines to consider doing the same,” said Rohner.

“It’s very encouraging to see a sporting events like the National Kneeboard Championships Tournament commit to showing this kind of leadership in going green,” said Eric Carlson, Executive Director of Carbonfund.org.  “We’re truly excited about this partnership.”

The American Kneeboard Association is known as the leading authority of competitive kneeboarding in the United States.  The AKA is a water ski discipline of USA Water Ski, the national governing body of all water skiing in the United States.

About Carbonfund.org

Carbonfund.org is one the country’s leading carbon reduction and offset organizations, making it easy and affordable for individuals, businesses, and organizations to reduce their climate impact.  Carbon offsets enable individuals and businesses to reduce carbon dioxide emissions they are responsible for in their everyday lives by investing in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and reforestation projects where they are most cost effective.  Carbonfund.org works with over 300 corporate and non-profit partners including Discovery, Volkswagen, Dell, Orbitz, Environmental Defense, Lancome, and now The American Kneeboard Association. 

For more information on the 2008 National Kneeboard Championships go to
www.amer-kneeboard.org and click on Nationals.

 

 

Planet Shoes is now offering CarbonFree Plus Shipping as an option for consumers buying shoes and products online at PlanetShoes.com. Partnering with Carbonfund.org, Planet Shoes will purchase the carbon offsets equivalent to the environmental impact of the shipping materials and transport for customers who voluntarily choose the “CarbonFree Plus” shipping option.

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While reducing energy consumption begins with individual lifestyle choices and behaviors, many people are also investing in carbon offsets as an alternative method of working towards reducing the effects of climate change. Carbon offsets are calculated by taking your energy consumption into account, and coming up with a dollar figure that you can then invest in alternative energy projects and technologies to “offset” the energy you use and the CO2 you emit.

“Planet Shoes is passionate about the environment. We try to carry environmentally friendly shoes, including the Earth Shoes vegan line, and likewise we want to find ways to ‘green’ our business processes. We’re already participating in a number of green programs, including encouraging ride share with NuRide.com and 1% For The Planet. When we learned about the option of purchasing carbon offsets to lower the carbon footprint of shipping materials and transport, we seized the opportunity. This is a program where we can literally partner with our customers to improve the environment,” said Barry Bresnick, Executive Vice President of Planet, Inc.

As online shopping grows in popularity, so does the concern about the environmental impact of the shipping vehicles and materials. Companies nationwide are looking at ways to “go green” without compromising on the quality of their protective packaging or on the speed and efficiency with which their products are delivered. Planet Shoes is committed to finding this balance.

Using the Carbon Calculator on Carbonfund.org, you can determine the carbon footprint of yourself, your household, or even your wedding. PlanetShoes.com uses the Carbon Calculator to deduce the carbon footprint of shipping each specific package that is ordered through their site. 
For a small additional fee, typically between $1.01 and $1.75 depending on the weight of the package and the distance it needs to travel, Planet Shoes customers can contribute to the purchase of carbon offsets.  Planet Shoes will pool the individual consumer investments and purchase carbon offsets in bulk in order to offset the environmental impact created in shipping their shoes or other products. This option is available to the vast majority of customers who would normally qualify for free ground shipping within the continental US.

“When you’re talking about carbon footprints, what better partner than a shoe company?” said Eric Carlson, Executive Director at Carbonfund.org. “Planet Shoes is looking out for the planet by ensuring that the only footprint you leave behind is the one from your stylish new shoes, and not from your carbon impact. We are so pleased that Planet Shoes is stepping forward to take a leadership position in protecting our environment.”

“Not everyone has the means to implement clean energy technology in their home, or even to substantially reduce their gas and oil consumption, at least not to the point where they could make a profound individual impact,” continued Bresnick. “By helping our customers to purchase carbon offsets, we feel like we’re making a difference and helping our customers to do the same, in a very painless way. If we all work together, we can combat environmental damage and can use business ethics to further the environmental cause.”

About Carbonfund.org

Carbonfund.org is one of the country’s leading carbon reduction and offset organizations, making it easy and affordable for individuals, businesses and organizations to reduce their climate impact. Carbon offsets enable individuals and businesses to reduce carbon dioxide emissions they are responsible for in their everyday lives by supporting high-quality verified renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects. Carbonfund.org works with over 400 corporate and non-profit partners including Discovery, Volkswagen, Dell, Orbitz, Environmental Defense, and Lancôme.

About Planet Shoes

Planet Shoes, on the web at PlanetShoes.com, is a family owned business dedicated to selling the most comfortable shoes possible at value prices. We specialize in Active, Comfortable, Healthy, Earth Friendly products with a flare of Fashion. Our product lines are ever-expanding to bring our customer new fun footwear to choose from. We look at affordability and value in pricing our products. Customer service and unique products are our calling card. Planet Shoes strives to exceed your expectations. Contact us directly at 1-888-818-SHOE (7463) or via e-mail  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 

Rainier, WA, August 22nd, 2008 – myFREEoffsets.com today announced that it has selected Carbonfund.org, one of the country’s leading carbon offset organizations, as its sole provider of carbon offsets. Carbonfund.org supports renewable energy, energy efficiency, and reforestation projects in the U.S. and abroad in order to reduce CO2 pollution and help hasten our transition to a clean energy future.

The myFREEoffsets.com service enables consumers to “green-up” their online shopping while providing retailers with a venue to promote their green credentials.

“After evaluating the major players in the offsets industry, Carbonfund.org really stood out,” commented myFREEoffsets.com Founder, Craig Hoffman. “We felt that their mission and values most closely reflected our own.”

“Today’s conscious consumer is aware that every item they purchase carries an environmental cost as well,” said Eric Carlson, Executive Director of Carbonfund.org.  “Now, myFreeoffsets.com makes it easy to offset that carbon cost.  By matching the retail community with eco-minded consumers, myFreeoffsets.com is taking positive steps toward our shared vision of a strong yet sustainable economy. We are thrilled to partner with myFreeoffsets.com!” 

About myFREEoffsets.com
myFREEoffsets.com is a 100% free service that rewards consumers with carbon offsets at a rate of up to 8% of what they spend online with participating retailers. The service also provides retailers with an audience of brand-loyal conscious consumers and a way to give back to the environment.

About Carbonfund.org
Carbonfund.org is one of the country’s leading carbon reduction and offset organizations, making it easy and affordable for individuals, businesses, and organizations to reduce their climate impact. Carbon offsets enable individuals and businesses to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions they are responsible for in their everyday lives by supporting renewable energy, energy efficiency, and reforestation projects where they are most cost effective. Carbonfund.org works with over 700 corporate and nonprofit partners including Discovery, Volkswagen, Amtrak, Dell, Orbitz, Staples, and JetBlue.

 

 

Horsham, Pa, August 27, 2008—Trefz Engineering Inc. (TEI) announced today that it is offsetting its carbon emissions with Carbonfund.org, one of the country’s leading carbon offset organizations. TEI has offset emissions for its utility consumption, flights, and car usage. This commitment establishes Trefz Engineering Inc. as an environmental leader in the building and design community and demonstrates the proactive steps TEI is taking in the fight against global climate change.

TEI’s President, William Trefz, is very concerned about global warming. In light of the grave implications of climate change, the purchase of carbon offsets through Carbonfund.org is a logical extension of the work that Trefz Engineering Inc. does on behalf of its stakeholders.

Trefz Engineering Inc. recognizes the need to take responsibility for its carbon emissions as a business. After researching and comparing leading companies, TEI chose Carbonfund.org for its diverse and plentiful offset projects. Through this partnership, both TEI and Carbonfund.org are planning ahead and saving our environment from the disastrous effects of global warming.

“If you believe your business is responsible for its actions, then you can’t ignore its impact on the environment and future generations.” said William Trefz, President of Trefz Engineering Inc.

“Sustainable design is one of the most important tools in the fight against global climate change,” said Eric Carlson, Executive Director of Carbonfund.org. “Well-designed buildings and spaces can go a long way to preventing the emission of greenhouse gasses. For the emissions that can’t be reduced or prevented, certified carbon offsets are the responsible action to take. We are truly excited to partner with Trefz Engineering Inc.”

About Trefz Engineering Inc.
Trefz Engineering Inc. is a mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire safety engineering design firm. Our projects include educational facilities, laboratories, underground utilities, hospitals, data centers, museums, and a specialization in chilled water plants.

About Carbonfund.org
Carbonfund.org is one of the country’s leading carbon reduction and offset organization, making it easy and affordable for individuals, businesses, and organizations to reduce their climate impact. Carbon offsets enable individuals and businesses to reduce carbon dioxide emissions they are responsible for in their everyday lives by investing in renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects where they are most cost effective. Carbonfund.org works with over 300 corporate and non-profit partners including Discovery, Volkswagen, Dell, Orbitz, Environmental Defense, and Lancome.

 

 

San Marcos, CA – August 14, 2008 – Visual Communications Company (VCC) announced today that it is offsetting its carbon emissions for 2008 with Carbonfund.org, one of the leading carbon offset organizations in the United States. While smaller firms like VCC with 10 or fewer employees have a carbon footprint smaller than 70 tons per year, VCC is offsetting 600 tons of CO2 emissions, demonstrating the proactive steps the firm is taking in the fight against global climate change.

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“Some might say that since we are not from a particularly emissions-intensive industry, climate
change isn’t really our problem to solve, but we are strong believers in our collective responsibility
to protect global environmental resources for our generation and those to come,” said Andrew Zanelli, President of VCC. “We hope our example will promote education and awareness about the steps business and individuals can take to offset CO2 emissions, and I think people will find it’s a lot easier to do than they might have thought.”

VCC’s emissions offset purchase will go toward supporting projects that focus on reforestation, renewable energy, and energy efficiency in the US and abroad.

“It was very important for us to work with an organization that supports certified projects that are recognized and comply with the standards set forth by leading international organizations such as the United Nations,” added Andrew Zanelli. “We also sought an organization that offered verification by independent auditors. Carbonfund.org met all these criteria.”

“Visual Communications Company recognizes that we all have to take responsibility for preventing
climate change, and the optoelectronics industry can take on a role as a catalyst for solving climate change,” said Eric Carlson, Executive Director of Carbonfund.org. “Through this commitment, Visual Communications Company is leading by example by investing in a low-carbon future for everyone.  We’re delighted to have their support.”

About Visual Communications Company
With more than three decades of operational excellence, Visual Communications Company is recognized as a pioneer in the development and delivery of today’s most innovative mounting solutions for the Optoelectronics industry. Whether it’s an off-the-shelf product or a custom solution, we are prepared to tackle your most unique product requirements. For more information about VCC, visit us athttp://www.vcclite.com.

About Carbonfund.org
Carbonfund.org is one of the country’s leading carbon reduction and offset organizations, making it
easy and affordable for individuals, businesses, and organizations to reduce their climate impact.
Carbon offsets enable individuals and businesses to reduce carbon dioxide emissions they are
responsible for in their everyday lives by supporting renewable energy, energy efficiency, and
reforestation projects where they are most cost effective. Carbonfund.org works with over 700
corporate and nonprofit partners including Discovery, Volkswagen, Amtrak, Dell, Orbitz, Staples,
and JetBlue.

 

 

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL – September 3, 2008 – Community Capital Management, Inc. is pleased to announce that it is offsetting its carbon emissions with Carbonfund.org, one of the country’s leading carbon offset organizations.  By joining Carbonfund.org’s CarbonFree Partner program,Community Capital has joined a national movement of businesses and organizations that are leading the fight against global warming.

Carbonfund.org’s CarbonFree Partner program supports renewable energy, energy efficiency, and reforestation projects in the U.S. and abroad to reduce CO2 pollution and help hasten our transition to a clean energy future.

Community Capital is proud to lead by example by offsetting its carbon emissions.  In addition to supporting carbon emission reductions through the CarbonFree Partner program, the firm’s commitment includes shifting to more online marketing to help cut down on printed media, encouraging employees to recycle and to live close to the firm’s office to reduce vehicle pollution, and continually seeking new ways to grow the business in a sustainable, eco-friendly manner. 

“It was very important for us to work with an organization like Carbonfund.org that is leading the fight against climate change and continually researching innovative ways aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions on a national and global scale,” said Todd Cohen, president and chief investment officer of Community Capital. “We hope that our example will promote education and awareness about the easy steps businesses can take to offset their CO2 emissions.”

“Community Capital Management understands that an investment in financial wealth must go hand-in-hand with an investment in our planet and our future —from local communities to our global environment,” said Eric Carlson, Executive Director of Carbonfund.org. “We’re thrilled that Community Capital Management has joined with us to invest in a greener future.”

About Carbonfund.org
Carbonfund.org is one of the country’s leading carbon reduction and offset organizations, making it easy and affordable for individuals, businesses, and organizations to reduce their climate impact.  Carbon offsets enable individuals and businesses to reduce carbon dioxide emissions they are responsible for in their everyday lives by supporting renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects where they are most cost effective.  Carbonfund.org works with over 700 corporate and nonprofit partners including Discovery, Volkswagen, Amtrak, Dell, Orbitz, Staples, and JetBlue.

About Community Capital Management
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida-based Community Capital Management is an SEC-registered investment advisor that manages fixed income portfolios on behalf of individual and institutional clients. Community Capital Management seeks to earn competitive returns while promoting economic and community development activities such as affordable housing, job creation and job training, small business growth, workforce development, and environmental sustainability.

As of June 30, 2008 its investments have purchased nearly $2.5 billion of community and economic development investments which have financed 155,000 affordable rental housing units; 6,000 home mortgages for low- and moderate-income families; $31 million in affordable health care facilities; $162 million in community development activities including neighborhood revitalization and brown field redevelopment; $108 million in job training and creation programs; and $345 million in down payment assistance and statewide home-ownership programs. For additional information, please visitwww.ccmfixedincome.com, or call (877) 272-1977.

 

 

Organization offsets more than some countries produce in a year

[October 31, 2008 – Silver Spring, MD] Carbonfund.org, the nation’s leading non-profit carbon offset and climate solutions provider, announced today it is offsetting over 3 billion pounds of carbon dioxide emissions.  These offset projects, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, carbon credits and reforestation projects, were made possible by donations from hundreds of thousands of individuals and hundreds of businesses, including household names like Dell, Orbitz, JetBlue, Amtrak, and Volkswagen.  Founded in 2003, Carbonfund.org has pioneered global warming solutions for individuals and businesses that reduce the climate impact of the donor and support projects that benefit local communities.

“Three billion pounds is a staggering number, equivalent to offsetting the CO2 emissions of 154 million gallons of gas, or the electricity use of 180,000 homes for a year,” said Eric Carlson, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Carbonfund.org. “We started Carbonfund.org five years ago to help make it easy and affordable for everyone to mitigate their carbon impact, and the results we are seeing today support that goal.”

Over 400,000 individuals and 1,000 business partners have contributed to Carbonfund.org to fight global warming. Working with a wide variety of donors is one of the organization’s core strengths.

“I love their carbon calculators; they are accurate and help me save money by allowing me to reduce my exact carbon impact,” said Kiki Jenkins, Carbonfund.org donor and conservation scientist. “Their verified projects help me reliably offset my emissions, and that is very important to me.”
Some of Carbonfund.org’s business partners include Dell, Yakima, Orbitz, JetBlue, Avis Budget Group, Amtrak, Volkswagen, Staples, and Esurance. With Carbonfund.org, many of these companies have been able to create custom programs that help these companies meet their unique sustainability commitments.

“We approached Carbonfund.org because of their reputation as a leader in this field,” said Kelsey Marshall, Co-Founder of Grounds for Change. “Our Carbonfree® coffee has been a great success, thanks in large part to the work that Carbonfund.org has done to create a program that speaks to our environmentally conscious customers.”

Carbonfund.org supports projects globally, including reforestation, renewable energy, and energy efficiency projects. Carbonfund.org supports third-party validated projects that meet the highest international standards along with having an annual third-party portfolio audit to ensure donor funds are allocated correctly and that no double counting occurs. Carbonfund.org has pioneered strict oversight, financial and project transparency and extensive audit processes in the industry.

 

Mitigating Carbon Impact as Part of “Green Vision”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUSTIN, TX – March 25, 2008 – MDS Advertising today announced that it is offsetting its carbon emissions with Carbonfund.org, the country’s leading non-profit carbon offset organization. By joining Carbonfund.org’s CarbonFree® Partner program, MDS Advertising has joined a national movement of businesses and organizations that are leading the fight against global warming.


MDS Advertising emissions offset contributions will support reforestation projects in the U.S. and abroad to reduce CO2 pollution and help hasten our transition to a clean energy future.


MDS Advertising embraces their “inner green,” both in the way they inhabit their creative studio and the way they work for their clients. From the structure of the building to purchasing 100% renewable energy, MDS seeks to make Austin—and the world around them—just a little bit greener.


The MDS building has energy-efficient air conditioning units, low-water toilets, a solar water heater and xeriscaping. They were one of the first businesses to adopt GreenChoice® back in 2004, a 100% renewable energy program from Austin Energy, a local electrical company. MDS offsets their carbon footprint for all air travel and each employee’s commute to and from work and participates in a local recycling program. In addition to traditional printing services, MDS offers a Green Printing program that uses special papers, inks and printing techniques that are better for the environment without reducing the quality of the printed piece. 


“MDS Advertising strives to educate and inspire others to go green. We are committed to raising our own awareness to support our planet and those that call it ‘home’,” said Victoria Marasco, Executive Managing Director and Principal of MDS Advertising. “Our desire is to make every effort to sustain a healthy environment and believe that every person’s efforts matter, regardless of how small the action.” 


Carbonfund.org is a non-profit carbon offset organization that is working with nearly 1,000 businesses from all over the nation. 


“We are proud of our partnership with MDS Advertising because of their commitment to minimizing their carbon impact, “said Eric Carlson, Executive Director of Carbonfund.org, “MDS has taken many commendable steps and is proof that environmental stewardship is part of a smart business plan.”

 

 

 

Genesis Forest Enables Automaker to Offer Carbon Offsets and More

[Silver Spring, MD – November 19, 2008] Carbonfund.org, the nation’s leading nonprofit carbon offset provider, announced today that it is partnering with Hyundai Motor America to offset the emissions of all 2009 Hyundai Genesis cars sold in 2009. This innovative program will help to reforest and conserve 3,000 acres of tropical forest in Brazil, a country that has seen rapid deforestation over the last 50 years. The Hyundai Genesis Forest will provide the carbon offsets to the Genesis line as well as create local economic opportunities, improve the regional environment, and help preserve biodiversity. 

The Hyundai Genesis Forest Project will be located in Tocantins, Brazil, and is being designed to meet the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standards. This project will serve as a model of sustainability for the surrounding region by balancing the needs of the local communities while helping to solve the global problem of climate change.  To learn more visit http://hyundai.carbonfund.org.

In addition to supporting the Genesis Forest Project and offsetting the emission of all 2009 Genesis’s, Hyundai has also committed to: 
• Empower members of the Hyundai community to calculate and offset their personal carbon footprint, through a website to be managed by Carbonfund.org.
• Financial support for the work of the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA), the international leader setting the accepted standards of land-based carbon offset projects with multi-faceted environmental and social benefits.
• Sponsor the Hyundai Climate Grants Program in conjunction with the CCBA to award three $35,000 grants to developers of similar projects creating new forestry projects that meet the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standards.

“We realize this is a small step toward making a positive impact on climate change,” said Justin Osborne, national manager of brand strategy for Hyundai. “As the fifth largest car company in the world we are proud of our efforts to develop cars that are better for people and the planet. Hyundai is introducing new technologies and is raising the bar for fuel efficient vehicles which will be introduced over the next several years to car buyers all over the world. As we strive to improve, we are making a humble contribution to make the planet we all share a better place.”

“Carbonfund.org is proud to be a part of this important initiative,” stated Eric Carlson, Executive Director of Carbonfund.org. “We applaud Hyundai for their leadership and taking responsibility for the emissions of the Genesis auto line. The ground-breaking Genesis Forest Project demonstrates that environmental stewardship and economic development can go hand in hand.”

In addition to partnering with Carbonfund.org, the project has partnered with Brazil’s Ecologica Institute. The project’s carbon offsets will be registered on the Social Carbon™ registry. Cantor CO2e worked with the groups to facilitate this project.

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ABOUT HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif. is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea. Hyundai cars and sport utility vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through almost 800 Hyundai dealerships nationwide.

ABOUT CARBONFUND.ORG
Carbonfund.org is the country’s leading nonprofit carbon reduction and offset organization, making it easy and affordable for individuals, businesses and organizations to reduce their climate impact. Carbon offsets enable individuals and businesses to reduce carbon dioxide emissions they are responsible for in their everyday lives by supporting third-party validated renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects where they are most cost effective. Carbonfund.org has over 400,000 individual supporters and works with over 1,000 corporate and nonprofit partners including Discovery, Avis Budget Group, Amtrak, Dell, Orbitz, Staples, and JetBlue.

ABOUT THE SOCIAL CARBON COMPANY
The Social Carbon Company provides advice and carbon management services using the Social Carbon™ methodology to implement carbon emission reduction projects as an ethical basis for project development.  This methodology has rapidly grown across Latin America in the last eighteen months and more recently in the USA and Europe. 

ABOUT THE CLIMATE, COMMUNITY & BIODIVERSITY ALLIANCE
The Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA) is a global partnership of leading NGOs and private sector corporations that created the Climate, Community & Biodiversity (CCB) Standards to enable identification of projects that adopt best practices to deliver robust and credible greenhouse gas reductions while also delivering net positive benefits to local communities and biodiversity.

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