The month of April can get everyone thinking green – spring takes hold in most places, trees are budding new leaves, and Earth Day celebrations are in the works. 

Some environmentally aware organizations think green all year ‘round and make efforts to maintain their environmental commitments as ongoing business priorities.  New Carbonfund.org supporter, Green Cloud Technologies, launched a program in 2014 to recognize each customer by planting a tree in their honor.  Not only does Green Cloud provide environmentally responsible solutions for data management, Green Cloud also cares about preserving the world’s habitat. Their commitment to donate one tree per customer every quarter to Carbonfund.org should result in more than 1500 trees planted this year. 

If a business isn’t in “the Cloud”, a significant portion of company resources may go toward implementing, managing, and maintaining a traditional business IT environment.  The Cloud changes all of this. Cloud technology connects your business to servers, applications, and other managed services located at a data center. Users access these resources via their laptops, smartphones, tablets, or desktops via the Internet. 

Likewise, tree-planting projects around the world connect and enhance the environment by improving soil quality, reducing erosion, providing local community-based jobs, and better air and water quality.  Now, Green Cloud Technologies customers are participating with their data management provider in critical environmental preservation projects around the world. 

What have you done lately to green your world?  Consider the example set by Green Cloud Technologies and join us in a tree-planting initiative of your own.  

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This week, Carbonfund.org launched an ambitious year-end/holiday giving program that features a huge tree-planting initiative rewarded with Restaurant.com dining benefits.  Many of our business partners and supporters have enthusiastically embraced this “environmental no-brainer” as a fantastic gift-giving option that appeals to just about everyone.

The campaign is simple:

Go to https://www.carbonfund.org/plant-trees-dine-free and choose to:

*             Plant 50 Trees for $50 - Receive a $100 Restaurant.com eGift Card

*             Plant 75 Trees for $75 - Receive a $200 Restaurant.com eGift Card

*             Plant 100 Trees for $100 - Receive a $500 Restaurant.com eGift Card 

Restaurant.com offers over 50,000 dining rewards nationwide and they have no expiration.

We think the program is terrific for year-end and holiday gift-giving, employee recognition, customer appreciation, and several of our business partners agree!

The International Legal Technology Association’s Executive Director Randi Mayes acknowledged that the program is a great deal for ILTA members. “It’s a win-win-win: more trees, more great dining experiences, more great gift opportunities!”

Selecta Auto Body owner J.R. Hubbard asked, “Can we share this on our Facebook page?”

Yes – please do!  Help to spread the word so we can plant millions of trees this holiday season and give out valuable dining rewards, while saving on gift wrap and shipping – an easy, affordable and very “green” holiday shopping option.

The Association of Wedding Gown Specialists, a long-time Carbonfund.org Partner with their ZeroCarbon wedding gown preservations program, circulated the campaign link among their membership.

And ‘feel-good’ online shoes company Planet Shoes is posting to social media and blogging about our program.  Says Planet, Inc. President Phil Meynard, “Carbonfund.org helps you ‘feel-good’ about your gifting this season by helping you do something wonderful for both the environment and your loved ones!”

Join in!  Help us promote this year-end/holiday tree-planting and dining rewards campaign – post it on your social media, send out an email blast to employees, customers, supporters – we’ll mention your organization in our next program update and blog about your support!

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