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New Lesbian Travel Company Partners with Carbonfund.org to go CarbonFree(TM)

Submitted by: Carbonfund.org

Categories: Environment, Environment

Posted: May 28, 2008 – 01:00 PM EST

 

Sweet vacations integrate volunteer opportunities and green initiatives

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - May 28, 2008 -
Sweet, a new lesbian travel company, announced today that it is offsetting its carbon emissions with Carbonfund.org, one of the country's leading carbon offset organizations. As a CarbonFree(TM) Business Partner, Sweet is offsetting the carbon emissions from its business operations, as well as emissions from employee air travel.

Sweet's mission is to provide fun-filled, eco-friendly, volunteer-oriented and empowering lesbian travel experiences. A Sweet vacation is intended to empower and motivate guests to achieve their personal, professional and philanthropic goals. Travel itineraries will include volunteer programs that provide aid to under-served communities and fund-raising activities that support non-profit groups around the world.

"Responsible travel, such as evaluating the implications of travel on climate change, is a high priority for Sweet," said Founder and CEO Shannon Wentworth. "Partnering with Carbonfund.org to offset the carbon footprint from our first itinerary, a Caribbean cruise, is a natural extension of this commitment. We're really thrilled to be working with Carbonfund.org."

"By promoting humanitarian work and demonstrating environmental concern, Sweet is changing the travel industry and how people decide to spend their vacation," said Eric Carlson, Executive Director of Carbonfund.org. "We're proud to help Sweet go CarbonFree."

About Sweet
Founded in 2008, Sweet is a lesbian travel company based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Its first travel itinerary will be a fall 2009 Caribbean cruise departing from New Orleans.

Sweet integrates environmentally friendly programs and processes throughout its business operations and travel itineraries. The company partnered with Carbonfund.org in May 2008, one of the country’s leading carbon offsetting organizations.

Sweet will also offer land packages and on board activities that enable guests to participate in volunteer and/or philanthropic programs that enrich the communities they visit. For its fall 2009 Caribbean cruise, Sweet will offer a pre-departure, three-day land package enabling guests to work with Katrina Relief. Additionally, Sweet is developing a series of inspirational and educational on board programs that address topics of relevance to lesbians, such as nutrition, fitness, wellness and workplace issues; the goal is to provide smart strategies that inspire guests to achieve a more balanced, happy and healthy lifestyle.

For more information about Sweet, please visit www.discoversweet.com, or contact Carolyn Izzo Integrated Communications: Renee Martin (x21) or Cynthia Roberson (x14) at 845-358-3920, rmartin@ciicnews.com or croberson@ciicnews.com.

About Carbonfund.org
Carbonfund.org is one of the country’s leading carbon reduction and offset organization, making it easy and affordable for individuals, businesses and organizations to reduce their climate impact. Carbon offsets enable individuals and businesses to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions that they are responsible for in their everyday lives by supporting high-quality verified renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects. Carbonfund.org works with over 400 corporate and non-profit partners including Discovery, Volkswagen, Dell, Orbitz, Environmental Defense, and Lancôme.

For more information, please contact:

Russell Simon Carbonfund.org
Phone: 240-293-2700
Renee Martin Carolyn Izzo Integrated Communications
Phone: 845-358-3920

 

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