Empowering our clients to take an active role in reducing their use of paper and renewing natural resources by moving to paperless elections is an inspiring and joyful experience. Implementing online elections is the right decision for both organizations and our environment
Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 23, 2009
Continuing to advance environmental responsibility through Web-based voting technology, Votenet™ Solutions, Inc., the leading provider of secure online voting and nomination solutions for associations, corporations, law firms, non-profits, universities and organizations, announced today that over 7,500 trees have been planted on behalf of customers since announcing its partnership with Sustainable Harvest International (SHI) and its "Vote for Trees" campaign in April 2007. Votenet Solutions has donated funds to SHI to support reforestation efforts by planting 30 trees for each new purchase of its eBallot™ online voting software.
"Our international board of directors has been thrilled with the decrease in our paper consumption since switching to Web-based voting, and we are all inspired to be more environmentally conscious," stated Debbie Trueblood Witt, Executive Director, International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals.
"Thanks a million for enabling us to participate in such a worthy cause. It's really great that we're not only reducing our use of paper, but replacing what we've used in the past through these replanting efforts," commented Audrey Miller, Office Administrator, Realtec Community Services Inc., manager of Ford's Colony Homeowner's Association.
Central America has lost more than half of its rainforests in the last 50 years, contributing to mass animal species extinctions and global warming. Rainforest destruction also wreaks havoc on local populations who depend on the rainforest for their survival. Votenet Solutions plays a vital role not just in SHI's reforestation efforts, but also in addressing the overall tropical deforestation crisis in Central America by providing farmers with sustainable alternatives to slash-and-burn agriculture through technical training, materials and support. "We're thrilled with the success of Votenet Solutions' Vote for Trees campaign and commend them and their customers for proactively helping our global environment and local communities," stated Florence Reed, President, Sustainable Harvest International.
"Empowering our clients to take an active role in reducing their use of paper and renewing natural resources by moving to paperless elections is an inspiring and joyful experience. Implementing online elections is the right decision for both organizations and our environment," said Libah Grossman, Senior Election Consultant and Chairman of the Vote for Trees campaign, Votenet Solutions Inc.
To learn more about the Vote for Trees campaign and how your organization can reduce its paper consumption through online voting, please visit http://www.votenet.com/treecampaign/index.html.
About Votenet Solutions, Inc.
Votenet Solutions, Inc. is the leading provider of secure on-demand voting and nominations software and election consulting for private organizations including membership associations, trade associations, award shows, realtor organizations, universities, K-12 schools, law firms, homeowner associations, corporations, financial institutions, unions, pension boards, credit unions and other types of organizations.
Since 2001, Votenet's software has delivered more than 11,000 online ballots and served over 7,000,000 voters worldwide. With its market-leading online voting solution, eBallot, its suite of online governance solutions, and 700+ clients in the United States, Canada, Asia and Europe, Votenet Solutions Inc. is the emerging global leader in e-governance technology.
Votenet Solutions, Inc. is based in Washington, D.C. with offices throughout North America. For more information please visit http://www.votenet.com. To inquire about one of our solutions, please call 800-868-3638 or send an email to salesconsultant(at)votenet.com.
About Sustainable Harvest International
Founded in 1997 by returned Peace Corps volunteer Florence Reed, Sustainable Harvest International is a nonprofit, 501(c) (3) organization addressing the tropical deforestation crisis in Central America by providing farmers with sustainable alternatives to slash-and-burn agriculture. SHI facilitates implementation of programs that allow poor farmers to take responsibility for reversing environmental degradation and achieving economic viability within their own countries. For more information, visit http://www.sustainableharvest.org or call 207-669-8254.