Ribbon Nutrition Becomes Natural Product Industry’s First Carbonfree(TM) Company with Carbonfund.org

(Silver Spring, MD) -- Carbonfund.org today announced its newest partner, Ribbon Nutrition, a progressive Vitamin/Supplement company created to help fund non-profit organizations in the fight against Breast Cancer. Ribbon Nutrition has taken an industry-leading position by offsetting not only its own production and operations, but also all shipping involved in delivering products to its customers.

Ribbon Nutrition has worked hard to reduce the impacts of its operations by doing things such as implementing strict reuse and recycling procedures within its office and making environmental education and outreach a priority, but it struggled to account for the emissions that were produced by producing its products and shipping them to retailers and consumers.

Carbonfund.org used its Carbonfree™ Shipping application, which was developed jointly with Carnegie Mellon University’s Green Design Institute, to calculate the impact of the shipment and delivery of products and then helped Ribbon Nutrition offset the resulting CO2. The organization has also helped Ribbon Nutrition to assess its carbon footprint within its manufacturing, production, and offices. Ribbon Nutrition bottles and shipments will carry the official Carbonfree™ logo beginning immediately.

“In addition to doing everything we can to minimize our impact on climate change, one of our goals as a company is to educate people about the profound connections between the environment and diseases such as Breast Cancer,” said Stephen Hennessy, co-founder of Ribbon Nutrition. "Nearly everything we do on this planet is connected. It’s a beautiful circle of life that needs to be protected. By partnering with Carbonfund.org we will hopefully not only demonstrate our commitment, but more than that help make people more aware of just how closely connected their health is to the health of the planet.”

“We applaud Ribbon Nutrition for their leadership on climate change,” said Eric Carlson, Carbonfund.org’s executive director. “Not only is Ribbon Nutrition taking responsibility for the carbon footprint associated with its own operations, it is also making a significant outreach effort to its customers to engage them on climate change and demonstrate how easy taking action can be.”

“We are really excited to be working with Carbonfund.org, in particular, because of their activist and visionary approach towards fighting climate change. From our first conversations with them they understood the complexity of our organization and our social and environmental goals as a company. We’re currently working with them to assess our carbon footprint within every aspect of our business--from our production, to our offices, to our shipping--and they’re making it simple for us to be the kind of globally responsible business we want to be,” said Stephen Hennessy.

Adds Jim Powers, Ribbon Nutrition co-founder, “We absolutely see this as a long-term partnership with Carbonfund.org. Even more than that, we’re inspired to tell other businesses just how important, and easy, it is for them to contribute towards a sustainable planet.”

For more information about Carbonfund.org, contact Ramsay Huntley at 240-556-1908.
For more information about Ribbon Nutrition, contact Stephen Hennessy at 404-441-6683.
Make a Difference! Participate in Carbonfund.org’s Carbonfree™ program. Pink Penguin Press, a non-profit organization, has officially partnered with Carbonfund.org to bring their Carbonfree™ program to the Natural Products Industry. To find out how your business or organization can participate, contact Summer Crosby at Pink Penguin Press at 800-647-5048.

About Carbonfund.org

Carbonfund.org is a national non-profit organization leading the fight against climate change. Carbonfund.org educates the public about the dangers of climate change and makes it easy and affordable for individuals, businesses and organizations to reduce their climate impact. Carbonfund.org is reducing the threat of climate change by promoting cost-effective carbon reductions and supporting renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects globally that reduce and offset carbon dioxide emissions. Carbonfund.org works with over 100 corporate and non-profit partners including the National Wildlife Federation, Dell, IMD, Lancôme, Ovation Travel Group and Working Assets. (http://www.carbonfund.org)
About Ribbon Nutrition

Founded in 2005 by Jim Powers and Stephen Hennessy, Ribbon Nutrition’s mission is to help fight Breast Cancer through a message of prevention, empowerment, and education. Ribbon Nutrition offers a complete selection of vitamin, mineral, digestive, herbal, and specialty supplements for the whole family. All Ribbon Nutrition products are manufactured to the strictest quality standards and feature the highest quality ingredients available. Ribbon Nutrition offers their products at health food stores nationwide as well as on-line. They donate up to 10% of the total revenue from the sale of the products and, with their Million Dollar Flip campaign, have pledged to display their products upside-down until they have raised five million dollars for their non-profit partners. Learn more at www.ribbonnutrition.com.

About Pink Penguin Press

Pink Penguin Press was not created to reduce the incidence of Breast Cancer. Or to find a cure. Pink Penguin Press was created to end Breast Cancer. Not in another lifetime. Not centuries from now. Today. And each and every day. Pink Penguin Press was created to empower YOU with the resources and knowledge to change your health, to change the world. Today. Learn more at www.pinkpenguinpress.org or call 800-647-5048.

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