San Francisco, CA, May 14, 2009—(PR.com)—CREDO Mobile, as America’s greenest mobile phone company, is collaborating with Carbonfund.org to offset the estimated lifetime electrical usage and shipping of all new and refurbished cell phones sold in 2009.
CREDO is also working with Carbonfund.org to offset the carbon footprint of its San Francisco headquarters.
“We’re the only phone company that is advocating to lower global warming emissions in our country by 80% by 2050,” said CREDO Mobile Chief Executive Officer Laura Scher. “And we’re especially proud to be working with an organization that identifies and invests in projects whose impacts will be seen not only in our lifetimes but in generations to come.”
CREDO has a long history of environmental advocacy and activism. It is the only U.S. phone company to donate over $60 million to environmental and progressive nonprofit groups like Greenpeace, Planned Parenthood and Ocean Conservancy. CREDO’s customers have pushed Congress to pass the first increase in fuel-economy standards in two decades, put a halt to over 50 coal-fired power plants and urged Congress to renew tax breaks for clean energy. More recently, CREDO participated in Power Shift ’09, which brought 12,000 young people to Washington, D.C. to encourage government leaders to support clean energy policies. CREDO was also named the Environmental Business of the Year in 2009 by the Planning and Conservation League, a respected environmental nonprofit.
“We are proud to continue our partnership with CREDO Mobile, an industry leader with a steadfast commitment to the environment and social justice issues,” said Eric Carlson, president of Carbonfund.org. “As global warming affects all of us, CREDO Mobile provides a means for cell phone users to reduce their carbon footprint and support critical third-party verified projects that are having an impact on global warming today.”
To offset through Carbonfund.org the lifetime usage (estimated at three years) and shipping of all new and refurbished handsets sold in 2009, CREDO Mobile is supporting the Truck Stop Electrification and Iowa Lakes Wind Energy & Turbine projects. Truck Stop Electrification reduces tailpipe emissions from freight trucks when long-haul truck drivers idle their trucks to heat or cool their cab and to power on-board appliances. The project enables drivers to shut off their engines and plug in, instead of idling. This saves up to a gallon of diesel per hour. The Iowa Lakes Wind Energy & Turbine project provides student training in wind energy and turbine technology, in addition to generating power.
For more information about CREDO Mobile and its commitment to the environment visit:http://www.credomobile.com/Mission/Green-Statement.aspx
Carbonfund.org is the leading nonprofit carbon offset and climate solutions 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 verified renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects where they are most cost effective. Carbonfund.org has over 450,000 individual supporters and works with over 1,000 business and nonprofit partners including Discovery, Amtrak, Volkswagen, Dell, JetBlue, Orbitz and Staples. Visit http://www.carbonfund.org
About CREDO Mobile:
CREDO Mobile, brought to you by Working Assets, gives customers more than a phone – it gives them a voice by turning every call into a call for progressive social and political change. CREDO Mobile also offers service comparable to the major cell phone companies, including nationwide digital coverage, friendly customer service, and a choice of phones and plans. And, as part of America’s greenest phone company, CREDO Mobile members raise money for environmental and progressive groups while speaking out on critical environmental issues, such as protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. To learn more, visit http://credomobile.com
About Working Assets:
Working Assets was founded in 1985 to help make the world a better place. Each time customers use its products (CREDO Mobile, CREDO Long Distance or the Working Assets Credit Card), the company generates donations for causes like peace, human rights and the environment. To date, Working Assets has raised more than $60 million for groups like Project Vote, Organic Farming Research Foundation and the ACLU. The company is also a political force, giving customers the opportunity to speak out on critical issues via its Web site (http://credoaction.com), its monthly phone bill and mobile text activism. Since 1991 Working Assets members have generated over 10 million calls and letters to corporate and political decision-makers. To learn more, go to http://workingassets.com