Blog Foundation Debuts For Planet and People Awards

February 14, 2012

The Foundation is proud to announce its first For Planet and People annual awards, adding to’s long history of facilitating our partners’ goals to mitigate their carbon footprint.

Since 2003, has worked with over 2,000 businesses and 750,000 individuals on climate solutions. Partners support renewable energy, energy efficiency or forestry projects to mitigate their climate impact. partners support renewable energy projects that push a clean energy market transformation, help the global economy through job creation, and support the agricultural industry in innovative and meaningful ways. Other partners support forest projects that protect biodiversity, conserve important land for recreation, and ensure both clean air and clean water for local communities. And partners support energy efficiency projects that replace outdated technology, reduce greenhouse gas emissions quickly, and help us learn to do more with less energy. The support partners give these projects comprises a critical environmental solution that benefits both planet and people. For the year 2011, the Board of Directors and staff of the Foundation have formally recognized a few of our partners, to thank them for taking a leadership role in combating climate change.

“ is thrilled to honor our partners for their leadership helping to solve climate change by developing innovative programs that are having real and positive effects for our planet,” said Eric Carlson, president of “Our new For Planet and People Awards highlight the extraordinary efforts of our partners, their employees, customers and stakeholders to be part of the solution to climate change.”

Each of the award recipients has embraced a different element of carbon reductions in their operations and sustainability goals. Here are the’s For Planet and People award winners and categories:

Dell, Inc. – Lifetime Appreciation

Motorola Mobility CarbonFree® Products

JetBlue Airways – Travel Retail

The National Geographic Society – Media

The Unitarian Universalists, Office of the General Assembly Religious Organization

Mac-Gray Campus Solutions – Education

Ernst & Young, LLP Events congratulates all of the awardees and thanks them for their commitment to sustainable practices and to the support of important external carbon reductions that are a critical part of our climate change solutions.