Cherry Hill, NJ, May 01, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The Sustainable Action Network (SAN) today announced an affiliation with the new socially responsible financial firm, Sustain:Green. Sustain:Green has introduced a no annual fee biodegradable credit card designed to empower card holders to make a meaningful contribution in the fight against climate change through their everyday purchases. As the Sustain:Green MasterCard® is used, cardholders automatically reduce their carbon footprint, while providing funding for Mato No Pieto, a rainforest preservation coalition.
Sustain:Green founder Arthur Newman combines a background in finance with an understanding of the science behind global climate change. Says Newman, “Catastrophic changes to the climate will result in dramatic environmental disruption. It’s real. It seems overwhelming, but collectively we can drive positive change.”
How it works
For any approved cardholder applying through Sustainable Action Network, Sustain:Green will eliminate 10,000 lbs. of CO2 as an immediate reward upon a cardholder’s first purchase – half on behalf of the cardholder and half on behalf of Sustainable Action Network. This is roughly equivalent to taking a car off of the road for a year, plus Sustain:Green will make a donation to The Sustainable Action Network. With continued use, Sustain:Green will eliminate 2 pounds of CO2 for every $1 in Net Merchandise Purchases, and provide added quarterly carbon reduction bonuses based upon usage. By simply using the card to buy groceries, a person could completely eliminate their carbon footprint. Upon receipt of the Sustain:Green MasterCard, members will have access to a personal carbon reduction web page to calculate and learn about their carbon footprint; set goals, track progress, and challenge others to reduce their carbon footprint. The website is dedicated to providing accepted scientific information to keep you informed and up-to-day on global climate change. The Sustain:Green MasterCard was created with the help of the non-profit American Carbon Registry, one of the leading global carbon offset registries, and issued by Commerce Bank.
How to apply
Individuals can apply or learn more at the web site or by using any Sustain:Green link provided on SAN or SAN affiliated web and social media sites. Only applications through these links will be eligible for donation to and additional carbon reduction on behalf of SAN.
Non-profit organizations can partner with Sustain:Green at no cost to receive financial, reputational, and social benefits.
About the Sustainable Action Network
The Sustainable Action Network (SAN) is a leading global non-profit organization (a Don Lichterman non-profit organization) dedicated to raising building a global community dedicated towards created a better a fairer world. SAN builds awareness of corruption, injustice and the need for action across a full range of issues impacting people and animal welfare around the world, such as conservation, climate change, campaign law, lobbying, government action and rescue work. SAN’s vision is safer world, free from political, environmental, and social oppression, where all the inhabitants of Earth can live in harmony. Learn more by visiting sustainableactionnetwork.org.
Sustain:Green is a provider of unique credit and prepaid cards that offer social and environmental benefits with every swipe. The founders of Sustain:Green combined their backgrounds in finance, green technology and carbon markets with their passion for sustainable living, to create a financial services product with social value. Every time the biodegradable cards are used, a concrete contribution to the fight against climate change is made through carbon offsets and reforestation projects. Sustain:Green partners with leading environmental organizations and financial institutions, such as the American Carbon Registry, who share in their vision of a healthier planet.
Learn more by visiting Sustain:Green at Facebook.
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