NEWS: SSC Goes Carbon Neutral

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Press release from: Carbonfund.org

Strategic Sustainability Consulting Reduces Carbon Footprint to Zero with Carbonfund.org

Carbon Offsets Help Company Meet Environmental Goals in One Simple, Economical Step

(CSRwire) (Silver Spring, MD) September 15, 2006 – As a consulting firm focused on the sustainability of small and medium-sized businesses, it’s no surprise that Strategic Sustainability Consulting wanted to reduce its contribution to climate change. What is a surprise is how simple and affordable it was for the firm to reduce its footprint all the way to zero, thanks to Carbonfund.org, the leading non-profit organization carbon offset provider.

Strategic Sustainability Consulting’s carbon offset with Carbonfund.org shows how a firm can make a real, practical commitment to addressing climate change. Carbonfund.org worked with SSC to calculate their carbon footprint and will purchase and retire renewable energy certificates (RECs) on its behalf, making their operations CarbonFree™.

"As Strategic Sustainability Consulting works with its clients on practical solutions for dealing with climate change, they’ll now be able to offer their experience with carbon offsets as proof of how easy and affordable taking action can be," said Eric Carlson, Executive Director of Carbonfund.org. "We are all responsible for climate change and we all must be part of the solution. This commitment on their part shows the firm is dedicated to walking the walk on climate change."

Jennifer Woofter, president of Strategic Sustainability Consulting, stated "Minimizing environmental impact is one of the main services we offer our clients. Even with years of experience, however, we were still surprised to see how easy and cost-effective it was to offset our own carbon emissions. Carbonfund.org was so helpful through the process that we now recommend the organization to all our clients."

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. For instance, a clean, zero CO2 wind farm can offset the carbon dioxide produced by a coal-fired power plant. The financial support from these offsets support the development of clean, renewable domestic sources of energy.

About Strategic Sustainability Consulting

Strategic Sustainability Consulting provides organizations with the tools and expertise needed to actively manage their social and environmental impacts. It specializes in helping under-resourced organizations—like SMEs, NGOs, industry groups, and government agencies—implement sustainable solutions usually reserved for large, multinational companies. For more information, visit www.sustainabilityconsulting.com.

About Carbonfund.org

Carbonfund.org reduces the threat of climate change by making it easy and affordable for any individual or business to reduce their carbon footprint and support climate-friendly projects. With its easy-to-use calculator, low offset cost per ton of CO2, and certified offset projects, Carbonfund.org is proving that anyone can reduce their impact on climate change easily and efficiently. Carbonfund.org is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit business, and a member of the EPA's Green Power Network, the Chicago Climate Exchange, and Ceres. Carbonfund.org has more than sixty corporate and non-profit partners, including the National Wildlife Federation, the Calvert Group and Working Assets.

For more information please contact:

Eric Carlson, Executive Director
Carbonfund.org
www.carbonfund.org

www.carbonfund.org