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Our Sustainability Plan

We are committed to finding and encouraging sustainable solutions for ourselves and in the healthcare and software sectors. Sustainability has long been a priority for our team. We have a history of investing in clean tech, such as Red Bag Solutions, a medical waste recycling machine company, and Bright Light Systems, an energy efficient lighting solution. We have made it a passion of ours to reduce waste around our office, switching to compostable cups, a sustainable water filtration system, and motion-activated lighting. When we heard about Green Places, we saw an opportunity to practice what we preach in a meaningful and impactful way. Encouraging sustainable practices is a crucial piece of our world’s future, and we are proud to support that vision any way we can.

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Carbon Neutral

Carbon Neutral

Being carbon neutral means your carbon emissions are balanced by carbon negative projects to eliminate your impact on the environment. Research shows that sustainable businesses have an advantage over others. By becoming a carbon neutral business, you can help fight climate change, increase your company value, improve employee recruiting and retention, build brand loyalty, attract more customers and improve the overall community. Investing in carbon negative projects offers a effective solution to take action against emissions from essential business operations that can't be eliminated.
Recurring Commitment

Recurring Commitment

A recurring commitment to sustainability provides your customers, employees, and prospective employees with proof that your company is working towards a better planet for all. This commitment can include quantifiable goals set by your company and transparency on emissions and business practices.
Calculate Your Footprint

Calculate Your Footprint

Knowing where you are is the best place to start. Green Places uses methodology developed and supported by top climate institutions like UC Berkeley to calculate a business’ carbon footprint, identifying the total emissions your business is responsible for producing, and using (directly and indirectly). Understanding your emissions allows companies to be smart about what next steps they take on their climate journey!

Paradigm Cookstoves Project

Launched in 2008, The Paradigm Project is a social enterprise providing products, services and opportunities that address basic human needs in the poorest markets of Africa. In Kenya, Paradigm created EzyLife - a company that distributes locally-appropriate, energy efficient cooking technologies to address the financial and environmental problems arising from open fire cooking and traditional stoves used in poor communities. The local jobs that have been created as a result of this project provide lasting benefits including reduced consumption of natural resources and positive impacts for women and girls. Paradigm became one of the first verified projects in the world in 2019 when its social outcomes were verified by an independent agency. Verifications have counted nearly 300,000 people positively impacted by the program, 6.2 million hours and over $3 million dollars in firewood costs saved.

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Refrigerant Reclamation Project

Hudson Technologies is working to reduce the overall environmental impact refrigerants have on our world by reclaiming and reusing hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) - the most commonly used refrigerant and a powerful greenhouse gas when released into the atmosphere. Hudson processes used refrigerants to remove oil and water so that they meet specifications for new refrigerant gas, and once restored, they are used in the maintenance of existing and newly manufactured products. By reclaiming, recertifying, and reusing refrigerants - 400,000 lbs to date - this project is reducing greenhouse gas emissions and waste, and promoting a more sustainable means of HFC use and management.

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Run of the River Hydropower

This "Run of the Rivers" project allows energy harvested from flowing water to generate electricity as a renewable energy source. These hydropower plants provide power without causing airborne pollutants and help to displace power generated by harmful fossil fuels.

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Come Work With Us!

In today’s world, it is no longer optional to play a passive part in building a sustainable future. People search for business partners who care, and as leading investors, in the software and healthcare space, we have the ability to leverage our reputation as a positive force. We hope with our commitment to carbon neutrality that we can inspire our community to do the same.

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