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Make Carbon-Neutral Freight(TM) a Goal for '08

Submitted by: Carbonfund.org

Categories: Environment, Environment

Posted: Feb 06, 2008 – 12:00 PM EST


New Delivered GrEAn(TM) Program Offers Free, Easy Way to Offset Environmental Impact of Shipping

CHICAGO, IL - February 6, 2008 - In response to industry trends and customer requests, EA Logistics has launched Delivered GrEAn(TM) , a free carbon offset program for corporations that utilize the company’s domestic and international freight services.

"Every business is looking for green suppliers to help reduce their carbon footprint all along the supply chain," says Mike Ellis, EA Logistics President. "We are launching Delivered GrEan(TM) to provide an easy way for our customers to bring their shipping into alignment with other sustainability efforts planned for 2008 – and do it with no additional cost to them."

Transportation is one of the leading sources of greenhouse gas emissions. For instance, a typical truckload shipped from New York City to Los Angeles generates an estimated 6.28 metric tons of CO2, contributing to global warming. Through Delivered GrEAn(TM) , EA Logistics computes emissions for each shipment(s) based on distance, weight and mode of transportation and offsets 100% of these emissions by purchasing carbon credits from Carbonfund.org, one of the nation’s leading carbon reduction and offset organizations.

After a shipment has been Delivered GrEAn(TM), the shipper gets a receipt documenting the amount of CO2 that is being offset, which can be addressed to the client or the client's customer. The program can be further tailored to meet the specific requirements of different industry sectors, including supply chain, retail, marketing and manufacturing. For example:

  • A marketer rolling out a series of point-of-purchase displays can support their company's internal CO2 reduction goals by having them Delivered GrEAn(TM).

  • A printer using recycled paper and soy ink can take their green commitment a step further by having shipments Delivered GrEAn(TM).

  • A show service organizer, show management company or individual exhibitor can reduce their event footprint by having booths, accessories and materials Delivered GrEAn(TM).

  • A consumer products company working for a retailer that has established vendor sustainability criteria can now meet their client's expectations for green transportation.

    According to Ellis, businesses that take advantage of Delivered GrEAn(TM) can experience a number of other potential business benefits. "In an increasingly environmentally conscious business environment, this service helps differentiate EAs clients from their competitors and can help them build business by meeting their clients' CO2 reduction/mitigation targets. Because the service is transaction based, it reminds recipients of the shipper's environmental commitment with each delivery," he said.

    In addition to providing carbon offsets, EA Logistics also works to reduce pollution by using bio-diesel fuels in its trucks and adopting other eco-friendly practices in its business. Thus working with EA Logistics also satisfies clients' need to green their supply chain.

    EA Logistics is a domestic and international freight forwarder providing service 24 / 7 / 365 via ground, air and ocean modes. With a reputation for exceptional service, follow-through and attention to detail, EA Logistics is a pioneer in the development of environmentally sensitive shipping. For more information, visit www.DeliveredGrEAn.com or contact: DeliveredGrEAn@ealogistics.com.

    Carbonfund.org works with over 300 corporate and non-profit partners including Discovery, Volkswagen, Dell, Orbitz, Environmental Defense and Lancome to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions by investing in renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects where they are most cost effective. For information, see www.Carbonfund.org.

  • For more information, please contact:

    Jennifer Hadfield Popely & Company, Inc.
    Phone: 847-212-2062
    Eric Carlson Carbonfund.org
    Phone: 240-293-2700


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