The Carbonfund.org Foundation is proud to announce its first For Planet and People annual awards, adding to Carbonfund.org's long history of facilitating our partners' goals to mitigate their carbon footprint.
Since 2003, Carbonfund.org has worked with over 2,000 businesses and 750,000 individuals on climate solutions. Partners support renewable energy, energy efficiency or forestry projects to mitigate their climate impact. our partners support renewable energy projects that push a clean energy market transformation, help our global economy through job creation, and support the agricultural industry in innovative and meaningful ways. Other partners support forest projects that protect biodiversity, conserve important land for recreation, and ensure both clean air and clean water for local communities. And partners support energy efficiency projects that replace outdated technology, reduce greenhouse gas emissions quickly, and help us learn to do more with less energy. The support our partners give these projects comprises a critical environmental solution that benefits both planet and people. For the year 2011, the Board of Directors and staff of the Carbonfund.org Foundation have formally recognized a few of our partners, to thank them for taking a leadership role in combating climate change.
"Carbonfund.org is thrilled to honor our partners for their leadership helping to solve climate change by developing innovative programs that are having real and positive effects for our planet," said Eric Carlson, president of Carbonfund.org. "Our new For Planet and People Awards highlight the extraordinary efforts of our partners, their employees, customers and stakeholders to be part of the solution to climate change."
Each of our award recipients has embraced a different element of carbon reductions in their operations and sustainability goals. Here are the Carbonfund.org's For Planet and People award winners and categories:
Dell, Inc. - Lifetime Achievement
Motorola Mobility - CarbonFree® Products
JetBlue Airways - Travel
Overstock.com - Retail
National Geographic Society – Media
The Unitarian Universalists, Office of the General Assembly - Religious Organization
Mac-Gray Campus Solutions - Education
Ernst & Young, LLP - Events
Carbonfund.org congratulates all of the awardees and thanks them for their commitment to sustainable practices and to the support of important external carbon reductions that are a critical part of our climate change solutions.
Please see press release here: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/carbonfundorg-foundation-debuts-for-planet-and-people-awards-138774219.html
First of Electronic Devices Sold by AT&T to Automatically Power Off When Fully Charged
- 25 percent of the plastic in the external housing of the Motorola P793 Back-Up Battery Charger is made from recycled post-consumer water-cooler bottles.
- The Back-up Battery Charger shuts itself off automatically once fully charged, reducing wasted energy.
- The Back-up Battery Charger is a portable back-up power accessory that is compatible with all USB devices by major manufacturers.
- In 2010, AT&T* launched the ZERO Charger which switches itself off to save energy.
- 25 percent of the plastic in the external housing is made from recycled water-cooler bottles.
- Free of brominated flame retardants, polyvinyl chloride and phthalates.
- First product certified CarbonFree® by CarbonFund.org that is being sold by AT&T. Sufficient carbon offsets were purchased to offset the carbon emissions demonstrated by a lifecycle analysis to be required for the manufacturing, transport, use and end-of-life phases of the device.
- Recently, AT&T announced plans to introduce new plastic in AT&T-branded accessory packaging, which is comprised of up to 30 percent plant-based materials sourced from ethanol harvested from natural sugarcane.
- Also in 2010, AT&T introduced the ZERO Charger which automatically senses when a mobile device is not plugged in to the charger and cuts the power supply from the wall socket.
- AT&T also launched the Samsung Evergreen in 2010, a quick messaging device constructed with 70 percent recycled post-consumer plastics, which recently earned Platinum Certification from UL Environment -- a leading global science company for meeting UL Environment's high Sustainable Product Certification standard.
- AT&T collected more than 3.7 million cell phones for reuse and recycling and more than 1.8 million pounds of cell phone batteries and accessories in 2010. AT&T offers customers simple, convenient ways to donate old cell phones and accessories: drop-off bins in more than 2,000 company-owned retail stores; free, prepaid mailing envelopes available in the stores; and postage-paid mailing labels available via our web site at AT&T Reuse & Recycle
“Our goal is to make it easy for everyone to get involved and make a difference. Care2 members love to be able to help offset their carbon footprint through our partnership with Carbonfund.org,” says Care2 CEO Randy Paynter.For information, please visit us at Care2.com.