A post by contributing writer Melissa Chungfat.
The eco-holiday tips are beginning to pour in everywhere. Al Gore was on Oprah last week discussing the impacts of global warming and giving advice on how people can help the environment and save some cash this holiday. And, Obama is certainly doing his part with his plans to green the White House.
If you are an early bird ecopreneurist who wants to distinguish your business this holiday season or are at odds on what to give your customers, staff or business partners, one thing you can do is get a CarbonFree® Product Certification from the non-profit, Carbonfund.org. With CF, with the click of a mouse, you can give the gift of carbon neutrality.
CF provides carbon offsets for businesses, individuals, and organizations to support greenhouse gas reduction projects and speed up the transition to a clean energy future. The organization conducts a product life-cycle assessment in order to reduce, where possible, and offset that product’s carbon footprint.
The certified products also receive a CarbonFree® certification label to demonstrate the company’s commitment to the environment.
Like Al Gore, Carbonfund.org also said that some of the most effective ways businesses can reduce their carbon footprint in their daily operations is by conserving energy and by being energy efficient with lighting, windows, and the materials they consume.
And, if you choose to send out classic holiday cards instead of e-cards, you can opt for cards printed on Green Printer’s environmentally friendly paper. If you are planning to brighten up your house, consider LED Christmas lights at most retail or hardware stores like Lowe’s, Target, or Ace Hardware. LED lights can reduce your energy use by up to 90 percent.
Good luck with celebrating a carbon neutral Christmas!