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!
Carbonfund.org’s “Environmental Triple-Play” combined a tree-planting campaign, which enabled people to help the environment, dine for free and enter to win a Caribbean vacation. The trip sweepstakes portion of the campaign was awarded in September to Thom and Kari C. of Boston, MA. The couple spent a week in gorgeous Turks and Caicos with free roundtrip airfare and a condo and car rental included. Kari realized a lifelong dream of horseback riding on the beach and in the surf.
“The trip was wonderful -- definitely in our Top Five Vacations of all time. We are extremely grateful to Carbonfund.org for giving us the opportunity to experience the islands.” said Thom of their fabulous Caribbean vacation.
Entry to the trip sweepstakes portion of the Environmental Triple-Play was accomplished by becoming a fan of Carbonfund.org on Facebook.
Thom and Kari took the time to not only enjoy, but learn about the ecology of Turks and Caicos. “We snorkeled for the first time at Coral Gardens and off Middle Caicos where we saw gorgeous coral and colorful marine life. I was aware of both how beautiful and vulnerable Turks' reef is. The north shore of Turks is protected by the world's third largest barrier reef. While the country strives to preserve its natural beauty, you can't help but wonder how larger forces like global warming endanger the coral that sustain all these species. The sea life seemed all the more precious because it is tough to say how long it will survive rising temperatures.”
Carbonfund.org’s trip sweepstakes winners also walked the talk by offsetting their flight on their own. They were compelled to plant trees and were encouraged by the ease with which they were able to do so on our website at http://www.carbonfund.org.
Stay tuned for more campaigns in the coming months that combine planting trees and dining for free. You could be our next winner!
The Carbonfund.org Foundation is excited to announce a new endeavor into environmental education for children, through our purchase of Camp Quinebarge in New Hampshire. Quinebarge is in an idyllic spot, nestled in the heart of New Hampshire's lakes and mountains regions, sitting on 65 acres of forest and 1,250 feet of waterfront on Lake Kanasatka, in Moultonborough, NH.
Quinebarge is a traditional summer camp catering to up to 100 boys and girls ages 7-15, who live in rustic but clean (with electricity) cabins and enjoy activities such as archery, swimming, boating, horseback riding, hiking, camping, arts and crafts, sports, nature and environment, ropes course and zip line, to name but a few. There are camp fires, sing-a-longs, all-camp capture the flag and many traditions completely homegrown to Quinebarge.
Send your child to Camp Quinebarge this summer at our First Time Camper rate of just $500 per week.
Carbonfund.org is adding an environmental learning and activities aspect to Quinebarge, overlaying environmental themes throughout the regular, traditional camp activities Quinebarge already offers.
Since 1936, Quinebarge has been a great way for any kid to spend their summer. Carbonfund.org president and founder Eric Carlson went there as a child for eight summers in the 1980's and we're excited to carry on and expand the legacy of this wonderful place.
Please click this link to our two-page camp brochure and please forward this note to anyone who you think might be interested in sending their children to Quinebarge and benefit from our First Time Camper discount.
Camp Quinebarge runs for seven weeks from June 23 - August 10.
Thank you for helping to spread the word about Camp Quinebarge and this great new endeavor!
Carbonfund.org is pleased to announce that 2013 will bring big program anniversaries for about one hundred of our small business partners. The CarbonFree® Business Partnership program, launched in 2007, makes it easy and affordable for businesses of all sizes to enhance their sustainability by joining the program either at pre-set donation levels based on employee size, or by calculating and mitigating actual annual operational emissions. The program benefits include promotion of this environmentally responsible initiative through displaying the CarbonFree® Partner logo, maintaining a Partner Page on the Carbonfund.org website and being featured in online blogs and e-newsletters written by Carbonfund.org.
Our 5th and 6th year anniversary partners include the spectrum of businesses – healthcare/nutrition, eco-tourism, product retailers, technology service providers, and a variety of start-up product and service companies. What these businesses have in common is demonstrated leadership in a long-term commitment to ensuring that their products, services and operations are offered to their customers in the most sustainable way possible.
“When we designed the CarbonFree® Partner Program, we wanted to make it a very simple, easy-to-understand program that fit the budget of any business, regardless of age, size or industry,” explains Carbonfund.org founder and president Eric Carlson. “These one hundred businesses celebrating their 5th or 6th anniversaries help to confirm that we’re doing what we set out to achieve.”
In honor of the renewal anniversaries for these CarbonFree® Business Partners, Carbonfund.org developed a unique 2013 CarbonFree® Partner logo featuring the number of years the business has been in the program. We’re also planting trees on behalf of these anniversary Partners – 50 and 60 trees planted for the 5th and 6th anniversaries, respectively – as an additional way to acknowledge their long-term commitment to helping win the fight against climate change and supporting our carbon reduction projects around the world.
Watch www.carbonfund.org/blog for features of our CarbonFree® Anniversary Partners, starting in December and continuing throughout 2013.