I’m excited by the enthusiasm and effort that our Green Vision Council and the entire Marstel-Day staff have shown in identifying and implementing conservation efforts into our daily business routines , and I hope that other companies and clients observing our actions will see that it is a positive and logical way to do business.
Fredericksburg, VA (Vocus) June 22, 2010
Fredericksburg-based environmental and conservation consulting firm Marstel-Day, LLC, announced today that it has joined a national movement of businesses and organizations choosing to actively reduce its carbon footprint. The Company has taken steps to eliminate its contribution to global warming by offsetting carbon emissions from its three office locations (Fredericksburg and Alexandria, Virginia and Oakland, California). It has chosen to partner with Carbonfund.org, one of the nation’s leading non-profit carbon offset organizations. As a CarbonFree® Event, Marstel-Day is offsetting 203 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions, independently estimated to be the Company’s annual carbon dioxide emissions resulting from the energy consumption resulting from operations at its three facilities plus employee business related air, train and vehicle travel.
Carbonfund.org’s Carbon Free® Partner program supports third-party validated renewable energy, energy efficiency, and reforestation projects within the U.S. and abroad. Marstel-Day’s offset payments will continue to support ongoing reforestation projects such as the Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge project in Louisiana.
“We want to be true to our mission and vision as an environmental planning and consulting firm committed to conservation, which makes it imperative that we work to reduce and mitigate our own negative impact on the environment,” says Marstel-Day’s founder and president, Rebecca R. Rubin. Marstel-Day’s day-to-day work for its clients helps them to establish and operate sustainable programs to conserve energy, make use of energy alternatives, limit impacts on the environment, and develop strategies to protect wildlife.
A year ago, Rubin established a Marstel-Day “Green Vision Council” that works within the company’s offices to actively incorporate the ideas and efforts it promotes with its clients into its own daily business routines. ”I’m excited by the enthusiasm and effort that our Green Vision Council and the entire Marstel-Day staff have shown in identifying and implementing conservation efforts into our daily business routines , and I hope that other companies and clients observing our actions will see that it is a positive and logical way to do business.” This effort includes conserving energy and reducing personal and corporate consumption by: reducing paper and plastic consumption through the purchase of certified recycled and biodegradable office and kitchen products; encouraging the use of electronic files and documents to avoid paper usage; recycling office trash (including composting); and establishing a native plant garden at its Fredericksburg office with onsite rain barrels for water storage. Marstel-Day has also received and implemented two Tele-Work grants within its workforce to cut down on work-related mileage through greater use of such tools as video teleconferencing. In addition, Marstel-Day annually sets aside its business schedule on Earth Day to allow its employees to spend their work hours participating in organized earth friendly activities within their respective communities. For more information on the mission and staff of Marstel-Day, LLC, go to http://www.marstel-day.com.
Carbonfund.org is the leading nonprofit carbon reduction and climate solutions organization, making it easy and affordable for anyone, whether individuals, businesses or organizations, to reduce their climate impact by supporting third-party validated renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects. Carbonfund.org has over 450,000 individual supporters and works with over 1,400 businesses and non-profit partners including Discovery, Motorola, Amtrak, Volkswagon, Dell, Jet Blue and Staples. Learn more at http://www.carbonfund.org.