We believe the US must not go in the wrong direction, but should honor its commitment to the Paris Agreement and nearly 200 countries with leadership in the global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
New York, New York (PRWEB) June 08, 2017
EcoPlum, a sustainable promotional products and e-commerce company, announces it has joined the We’re Still In coalition of 1,219 governors, mayors, businesses, investors, and colleges and universities in the United States opposed to US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement. The coalition declares their continued support for the agreement and intent to ensure the US remains a global leader in reducing carbon emissions.
The still-growing We’re Still In coalition formed shortly after the Trump Administration announced last Thursday, June 4, that the US will withdraw from the Paris Agreement. In an open letter at http://wearestillin.com/ the coalition reiterates how the landmark Paris Agreement, first signed in December 2015, was the first-ever global commitment to fight climate change. Each participating country sets its own emissions targets for greenhouse gases and adopts its own strategies for reaching them. The letter further states that coalition members will pursue ambitious climate goals, working together to take forceful action and to ensure the US remains a global leader in reducing emissions—beyond the Federal government.
The Paris Agreement was negotiated by 197 parties and went into effect November 4, 2016. On that date, 110 countries had ratified it, including the United States. Currently, 148 countries have ratified it while the others proceed on doing so.
As Gia Machlin, Founder and CEO EcoPlum, asserts, “We believe the US must not go in the wrong direction, but should honor its commitment to the Paris Agreement and nearly 200 countries with leadership in the global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”
Pending the change of status for the US, only two other countries—Syria and Nicaragua--remain outside the agreement. As the second biggest producer of greenhouse gases worldwide, US participation in the Paris Agreement is exceedingly important to reach the deal’s overall goal limiting global temperature rise this century below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels..
Signatories to the open letter include leaders from 125 cities, 9 states, 902 businesses and investors, and 183 colleges and universities. Participating cities and states represent 120 million Americans and contribute $6.2 trillion to the US economy. Businesses and investors account for total annual revenue of $1.4 trillion and include 20 Fortune 500 companies including Apple, eBay, Gap Inc., Google, Intel, Microsoft, and Nike, in addition to hundreds of small businesses like EcoPlum.
EcoPlum® is an environmentally focused business-to-business, e-commerce, and media company, including EcoPlum Business Gifts and the EcoPlum Boutique for consumers. EcoPlum launched its Sustainable Swag™ business gifts division in Fall 2016 and offers businesses and organizations branded and customized sustainable promotional products. The EcoPlum Boutique for consumers specializes in sustainable and stylish fashion, home, food and gift items in its online shop. EcoPlum was one of the first companies online to offer a loyalty program for customers, issuing green shopping rewards points, known as EcoChipz, good for coupons in the shop or donations to environmental causes. The EcoPlum Biz Blog is an information and news-based blog, with an emphasis on business decision-makers. The EcoPlum Green Living Blog reports the latest news and inspiration on a variety of eco topics, including green living and entertainment, safe cosmetics, millennials and the environment, and stories behind many unique eco friendly products.
EcoPlum’s mission is to inspire, inform and empower its readers, individual customers, and business clients to be conscious of their daily habits, purchases and impact on the world’s limited resources. In its quest for a better world, EcoPlum hopes to help consumers and businesses make responsible choices every day. EcoPlum’s products are sustainable, fair trade, organic, vegan, recycled, upcycled, and/or ethically sourced meeting a number of criteria, including transparency of ingredients and third-party certification.
A trusted source for information and products since 2008, EcoPlum earned the coveted Green America Business Seal of Approval in 2011, providing the highest tier “Gold Approved Member” status online at GreenPages.org.
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