The environmental movement today requires individual and collective efforts that reach beyond one’s personal impact on the earth to make a difference. The CarbonFree® Business Partnership program gives companies of all sizes a simple and affordable way to neutralize their annual operational emissions, but our programs also create opportunities to go beyond direct impact.
One of our CarbonFree® Partners, Envision Technology Marketing Group (ETMG), a totally virtual marketing firm and a certified green business, is celebrating its sixth year CarbonFree® while maintaining an innovative additional emissions offsetting program that recognizes each new purchase order opened by their clients each quarter.
For the past six years, ETMG has donated 500 pounds of carbon credits through Carbonfund.org for every new purchase order. To date, and including ETMG’s own aggregate CarbonFree® Partner offsets, ETMG has neutralized over 1.85 million pounds of greenhouse gas emissions by supporting clean energy technology and clean air projects around the world. That equates to taking 175 cars off the road for a year or equals the amount of carbon dioxide sequestered annually by 688 acres of US forestland.
ETMG chose to partner with Carbonfund.org after careful research, based on the high impact green causes Carbonfund.org supports, and the success the foundation has had creating momentum around 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,” explains 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.”
This spring, ETMG produced a clever Infographic that explores the impact of their sustainability efforts. Carbonfund.org is very happy to partner with an innovative firm such as ETMG, leading its industry in helping transition to a cleaner energy future and healthier environment.
The proliferation of killer whales bred in captivity, on display in aquariums and public performances, and in Hollywood movies over the past thirty years has spurred the interest in killer whale watching in the wild. Yet the worldwide population of Orcas has been difficult for researchers to assess, and the species is threatened by depletion of the global fish population, oceanic pollution, large-scale oil spills, and habitat disturbance caused by noise and conflicts with boats, including whale watching tour operators.
Organizations such as the Pacific Whale Watch Association has helped by establishing strong memberships and specific guidelines for whale watching tours that help to protect both the whales and the tour groups seeking the memorable experience of watching Orcas in the wild.
In a stronger step towards developing environmentally-responsible tour operations, Carbonfund.org is pleased to announce a new partnership that brings carbon neutral whale watching to the Vancouver Island area. Carbonfund.org has recently partnered with Eagle Wing Tours, a locally owned and family operated marine adventure eco-tourism company based on Vancouver Island, to create Canada’s first carbon neutral whale watching experience. Eagle Wing Tours assessed the full estimated annual carbon emissions from its whale watching tour operations and established a carbon mitigation program through Carbonfund.org by supporting our carbon reduction and clean energy technology projects. This carbon neutral program is the final step in Eagle Wing Tours’ Go Green Whale Watching Program.
“We are trying to redefine what a wildlife tour company is. Spotting that whale is the cherry on top of an all ready very comprehensive marine experience,” explains Brett Soberg, Co-Owner and Captain at Eagle Wing Tours. “What we can do to protect these species by supporting education, conservation and responsible business is where we really count. We selected to support Carbonfund.org due their non-profit designation which supports our 1% For the Planet membership.”
Carbonfund.org encourages eco-tourism companies to carefully monitor their environmental impact and to mitigate harmful emissions by investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy innovation, and supporting forestry and habitat preservation. We are pleased to welcome Eagle Wing Tours to join our eco-tourism partners in these efforts.