For the past five years, San Francisco-based VonChurch, the leading recruiting firm specialized in helping digitally focused companies evolve, has achieved one of its many commitments – to “being green” – in part through its Carbonfree® Business Partnership program with Carbonfund.org. Each year, VonChurch makes a donation to Carbonfund.org to neutralize their estimated annual operational emissions.
"It is crucial we continue to take part in taking care of our environment,” explains Nicole Ossey, HR Director of VonChurch. “The partnership with Carbonfund.org helps us do that because of information and programs they provide, which are able to support the goal of our company to be a Green Certified Business."
To date, VonChurch has neutralized over 800,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, equivalent to the emissions created by driving a standard passenger car almost 875,000 miles.
Founded in San Francisco in August 2008, VonChurch is committed to preserving the environment. Not only is the firm offsetting emissions for its office energy usage and its eleven employees, but they also offset emissions from flights that they initiate when recruitment candidates fly to meet VonChurch clients.
Additionally, VonChurch participates in the San Francisco Green Business program, a non-profit organization that establishes rigid requirements to ensure green business practices. These commitments to “being green” keep VonChurch at the forefront in the recruiting industry as an environmental leader.
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Environmental Triple-Play is a Win-Win-Win: Plant Trees – Triple Your Donations in Dining Rewards – Enter to Win a Caribbean Vacation
Carbonfund.org Foundation Launches Most Ambitious and Rewarding Tree-Planting Campaign to Date
(Bethesda, MD - July 16, 2013)
The Carbonfund.org Foundation, a leading climate solutions nonprofit organization, is thrilled to announce the launch of its most ambitious – and rewarding – tree-planting campaign ever. With an aim to plant 50 million trees worldwide, Carbonfund.org has created a win-win-win making it easy to support tree-planting projects while receiving free dining rewards and entering to win a Caribbean vacation.
** Plant 50 trees for $50 – Get Back $100 in Restaurant.com dining gift certificates!
** Plant 75 trees for $75 – Get Back $200 in Restaurant.com dining gift certificates!
** Plant 100 trees for $100 – Get Back $300 in Restaurant.com dining gift certificates!
That’s double – even triple - your donation dollars in dining rewards!
And Enter to win a fabulous week-long vacation for two to beautiful Turks and Caicos! It’s a win-win-win!
It’s Simple. Here’s all you do:
1 – Go to Carbonfund.org Facebook page, LIKE the page and enter the Caribbean trip sweepstakes
2 - SHARE the trip sweepstakes to earn FIVE more trip entries
3 – Go to Carbonfund.org/plant-trees-dine-free:
- Plant 50 trees for $50, Receive $100 dining rewards
- Plant 75 trees for $75, Receive $200 dining rewards
- PLANT 100 FOR $100, RECEIVE $300 DINING REWARDS
"This is an incredible win-win-win offer! Simply enter to win a Caribbean vacation sweepstakes, then plant trees and receive twice or three times your donation dollars in Restaurant.com dining rewards, which can be used on over 50,000 restaurant deals nationwide. This is a great deal for both people and our planet” exclaims Eric Carlson, president of Carbonfund.org. "Carbonfund.org was founded with a mission to make it simple and affordable for individuals and businesses to help improve the environment and fight the effects of climate change, and this environmental triple-play is our most ambitious effort yet!"
Deforestation is a critical global issue, accounting for about twenty percent of greenhouse gas emissions globally as well as the destruction of habitats, soil erosion, loss of economic opportunities, and degradation of water quality.
Tree-planting projects are simple, affordable actions anyone can support today to help mitigate the effects of climate change. Be part of the solution – join the Carbonfund.org Environmental Triple-Play tree-planting campaign, enjoy the rewards, and help to save the environment!
Proceeds from the Environmental Triple-Play will support tree-planting projects around the world that help reduce carbon dioxide emissions and local communities. Our goal is to plant 50 million trees … one meal at a time.
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About the Carbonfund.org Foundation
Carbonfund.org Foundation is leading the fight against global warming, making it easy and affordable for any individual, business or organization to reduce and offset their climate impact and hasten the transition to a low-carbon future. Carbonfund.org achieves its goals through climate change education, carbon reduction projects, and public outreach.
The printing industry has taken great strides to implement various sustainability initiatives, in order to reduce industry-produced greenhouse gas emissions and to achieve greater production efficiency through chain-of-custody certifications in alignment with the Forest Steward Council (FSC) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI).
CarbonFree® Business Partner Aslan Graphics recognized that it could take a leadership position by going beyond the industry-wide efforts and directly mitigating its own operational carbon emissions. By joining the CarbonFree® Business Partnership six years ago, award-winning Aslan Graphics has offered its clients the advantages of a carbon emissions-neutral print management company in the very environmentally-aware San Francisco market.
"It would be irresponsible to be a part of the printing industry -- an industry that has a big environmental footprint -- and not try to offset some its effects,” explains Dayala Levenson, President and CEO of Aslan Graphics. “Although there have been tremendous improvements in reducing the impact of printing, I am grateful that we have yet another opportunity to minimize it. Carbonfund.org has given us an easy way to present a carbon offsetting option to our clients and to take advantage of it ourselves."
Aslan Graphics made a commitment to investing in future renewable energy sources through Carbonfund.org. Over the past six years, Aslan Graphics has neutralized almost 500,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions by supporting clean energy project development.
“While we believe that the most important aspect of an environmental policy is to limit your impact from the start, it's good to know that we are able to help counteract the effects of our business through Carbonfund.org,” concludes Dayala. We couldn’t agree more.
Environmentally-responsible business entrepreneurs come by their inspiration through a variety of experiences. For Michelle Garcia, Founder and President of Pure&True, a natural and organic beauty and skin care products company based in Oahu, the inspiration began with researching the requirements for LEED building certification. Through the process, Michelle learned of the many toxic ingredients contained in home and personal care products. Her continued research led her to develop Pure&True as a cosmetic company devoted to pure, natural and organic product ingredients and with a strong commitment to environmental and social responsibility.
As a company, Pure&True cares about the choices the business makes and how those choices impact customers’ health and the environment. They believe it is possible to indulge oneself with skin and beauty care products while making a meaningful difference in the world. Six years ago, Pure&True made the decision to offset the carbon emissions from its business operations and product shipments by joining the CarbonFree® Business Partnership program and supporting our global reforestation and sustainable energy projects. As a CarbonFree® Partner, Pure&True has neutralized over 430,000 pounds of carbon emissions, equivalent to the quantity of carbon dioxide sequestered by over 5000 tree seedlings grown for ten years.
“As a cosmetic company, I believe that Pure&True should be a vehicle to making a difference in the world – through the products it creates and the support it lends to environmental and social charities,” explains Michelle. “This is the vision that sparked the birth of Pure&True, and I look forward to developing this vision as the company grows.”
In addition to maintaining its CarbonFree® operations, Pure&True also donates 5% of the profits from each product sale to selected social and environmental charities. Pure&True makes it possible for their customers to support their products while making positive contributions to protecting and preserving the environment, and improving lives of women and families around the world.