Passages - The Plant-It 2020 Quarterly
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2014 Tree-Planting Highlights:
Minted is a marketplace of independent artists and designers. Minted crowd-sources art and graphic design through open monthly design competitions. Thousands of artists and designers from around the world compete to have their work sold on Minted. They produce the winning designs as fine stationery, wall art, home décor, and fabrics. Their concept is customer-based in that the public chooses which designs submitted by artists will be produced by Minted. This is a huge win-win for both artists and customers! As a company with a conscience, Minted is planting seven times more trees than they consume for their products. Minted will contribute to planting 100,000 indigenous trees in the first year of partnering with Plant-It 2020! So, if you want an amazing place for art, stationery, fabrics, or photo art that demonstrably cares about its customers and the environment, check out Minted at www.minted.com.
American Publishers planted many trees through Plant-It 2020 in 2014 and has a history of planting more than 100,000 trees per year. Their reforestation funding has benefitted many US forests and is changing the nature of the fundraising industry for the betterment of the world.
emerginC is a skin care company who just planted over 32,000 trees split between Nepal and Madagascar! They have an amazing reputation in two areas: 1) product effectiveness and 2) their history of environmental consciousness. One example of environmental consciousness is that they are generously planting a tree for every retail-sized, scientific organics product sold. They already offset their carbon and their products are paraben-free, free of synthetic fragrances and colors; do not use animal products, do not test on animals and their product boxes are not recycled, but made from paper that is forest stewardship council and sustainable forest initiative certified and use non-toxic, vegetable-based inks. Plant-It 2020 salutes emerginC for not only producing what A-list celebrities recognize as many of the best products on the market but for also doing business in a way that is environmentally conscious. It is what makes them clearly and effortlessly stand-out from their competitors!
New Leaf Service Contracts offers a variety of fully insured service plan programs from multiple underwriters. But if none of those templates quite fit, they also create custom plans specific to your business. Just as a tree requires nourishment to flourish, New Leaf also provides administrative, technological and marketing support throughout the implementation of the program that includes training, reporting integration, data analytics and a suite of internally developed self-service tools. Additionally, for every ten contracts they sell, one tree is donated to Plant-It-2020.
DentalXChange pioneered the web-based, dental, EDI solutions industry and now has over 12,000 dental offices as clients. In simple terms, they drastically reduce paper use nation-wide in regards to dental paperwork. Not content with that major feat, Dental Exchange partnered with Plant-It 2020 to generously plant a tree for each new practice they sign-up. This organization came to us with genuine interest in the environment rather than trying to market themselves so they deserve recognition for environmental excellence.
Ideasforus is a youth-led, award-winning, international sustainability movement that forms chapters in K-12 schools, campuses and communities across the United States and abroad. Each chapter provides participating students with training in leadership, environmental and energy education; mentoring, and professional consultation. Chapters engage in educating and introducing proven green technologies that are cost-effective and business friendly; providing environmental education programs for educational institutions, creating community environmental events, and promoting research into promising areas of technology that are practical, workable and desirable.
Plant-It 2020 will now be promoting Ideasforus as part of our ongoing assistance to schools and communities. The two organizations may also collaborate in the future on joint reforestation projects and possibly some areas of educational outreach. To learn more about Ideasforus, please visit their website at Ideasforus.org.
The The Synergy Company is a Utah based nutritional supplement firm that leads the country in operating sustainably. They actively support organic agriculture, index purchase 100% of its energy from wind power and have created SynerTrees™ - a reforestation program to annually plant indigenous trees in the US at a rate exceeding their own consumption. The Synergy Company has partnered with Plant-It 2020 for many years and maintains the leading edge in responsible manufacturing and operations in regards to society and Earth friendliness. We cannot thank them enough for their support and see them as a role model for the world's business community. You can learn more about The Synergy Company at: www.thesynergycompany.com
Chris Pye is one of the very best, world-class woodcarvers. He is also an author and woodcarving instructor who provides woodcarving workshops for beginner-through-expert. Mr. Pye enjoys giving back to the community and the world at large so he graciously partnered with Plant-It 2020 to plant a tree for every five subscribers to their website. We couldn’t be more thrilled! You can see his website here along with a nice video of his partnership with Plant-It 2020 here and his woodcarving videos are here. We appreciate his genius and generosity so much that we are matching dollar-for-dollar every tree he plants through us with one of our own in the same location through 2011!
Root Cases Root Cases makes incredible looking wood and bamboo cases for the iPhone, iPad and Macbook Pro along with a bamboo iPad speaker. These guys care about the world’s forests and being sustainable so they plant an indigenous tree through Plant-It 2020 with every order. Visit them at rootcases.com and see the beauty!