Silver Spring, MD., July 18, 2006—Carbonfund.org, the leader in carbon offset services, today announced that PHH Arval, a leading provider of fleet management services in North America, had offset the annual emissions from their automobile sales fleet. The emissions total of 448,000 lbs of CO2 was offset via a contribution to Carbonfund.org. Carbonfund.org retired the equivalent amount of CO2 via credits from a bio-digestion project based in California.
“The demonstration PHH Arval is making in both recognizing the financial impacts of global warming, and the adaptation of its business practices as such is fantastic,” said Eric M. Carlson, Executive Director of Carbonfund.org. “PHH Arval is leading the way in demonstrating that good environmental practices and good business go hand in hand, and Carbonfund.org is glad to provide our services to their efforts.”
Carbonfund.org is a non-profit organization whose goal is to make carbon offsets and climate protection easy, affordable and a normal way of life for every individual and business. Carbon offsets enable individuals and businesses to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in one location, where it is cost effective, to offset the emissions they are responsible for in their normal activities, like home, office, driving or air travel emissions. By supporting renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sequestration projects Carbonfund.org will retire an equivalent amount of carbon offsets.
Santa Monica, CA - July 18, 2006 — Industry veterans Craig Farkas & Tanya Hunger have partnered to form Instant Karma Films, the first totally green commercial production company. With a wealth of global production knowledge and experience along with a passion for the commercial making process, Craig and Tanya have set their sights on attracting the top talent to their environmentally and socially responsible, new bi-coastal New York and Santa Monica-based company.
Going beyond the normal constrains of the traditional production company with their eco-friendly initiatives, Instant Karma hopes to inspire others to follow suit. The two partners have embarked on a campaign to encourage industry related vendors as well as the entire production community to reduce their carbon output. Partnering with American Forests, a world leader in planting trees for environmental restoration and Carbonfund.org, a nonprofit organization that educates the public about the dangers of climate change and makes it easy and affordable for individuals, businesses and organizations to reduce their climate impact, Instant karma will plant at least 10,000 trees this year, offset their carbon footprint and donate a percentage of profits towards environmental and social causes.
Quality, integrity and a “no attitude” guarantee is the company mantra, offering a diverse group of award winning creative talent to service the multiplatform needs of the global advertising community. The shop launches with award winning comedy/visualist/clips director Maxime Giroux; photographer/director Achim Lippoth, world renowned as one of the best child photographers and 2006 Clio and Cannes Lions winner (print); and director/designer Jesse Jacobs, formerly with Anonymous Content. On the east coast Sidney Bowen is onboard as executive producer. The company is currently in talks with a number of other high profile directors with further signings expected over the next few months.
To learn more about Instant Karma Films visit the website at http://www.instantkarmafilms.tv.