Green Cloud Technologies Grows Its Plant-a-Tree Initiative

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Technology provider expands program to purchase trees for reforestation projects

Green Cloud Technologies, an employee-owned cloud solutions provider (CSP) based in Greenville, SC, announces strong growth in its flagship “Plant a Tree” environmental effort.

Green Cloud Technologies—Business Black Box’s 2015 Green Award winner and one of SC’s Top 25 Fastest-Growing Companies—is dedicated to environmental sustainability by reducing the company’s carbon footprint. In partnership with Carbonfund.org, Green Cloud plants a tree for each of their customers during each quarter of the business year. Launched on Earth Day in 2014, Green Cloud’s Plant-a-Tree Initiative planted 1,490 trees in its first year. For 2015, Green Cloud planted 1,896 trees, a nearly 28% increase.

Carbonfund.org's CarbonFree Partner program helps companies offset their environmental impact by encouraging companies to calculate their carbon footprint, and then participate in Carbonfund.org's third-party certified projects for forest preservation and improving local environments.

“Green Cloud’s commitment to environmental stewardship is directly tied to our tremendous growth as a company. As we grow and our carbon footprint increases, so does the level of our commitment to offsetting the consequences. The increase in trees planted this year is exciting for us as a company, because it not only represents our business success, but also means we’re making a bigger effort to help the environment.” said Green Cloud CEO, Shay Houser.

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ABOUT GREEN CLOUD TECHNOLOGIES
Headquartered in Greenville, SC, Green Cloud Technologies is a cloud solutions provider dedicated to enabling channel partners and dealers to deliver turn-key Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions. Green Cloud’s channel-only distribution model allows value-added resellers, managed service providers, and telephony providers to market a robust portfolio of virtual server, server restoration, and recovery solutions to their clients. Led by a team of industry veterans that helped found NuVox Communications, Green Cloud operates world-class data center facilities with industry-leading technology platforms, including VMware and Cisco. Learn more at http://www.gogreencloud.com.

ABOUT THE CARBONFUND.ORG FOUNDATION
Carbonfund.org is a leading non-profit climate solutions organization that makes it easy and affordable for individuals, businesses and organizations to reduce their climate impact and hasten our transition to a low-carbon economy. Carbonfund.org supports innovative renewable energy, energy efficiency, and forestry projects globally that reduce carbon emissions and help people. Carbonfund.org has worked with over 2,000 corporate and nonprofit partners. More at http://www.carbonfund.org.

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