Levitate’s mission to make the world a more creative and entrepreneurial place includes our commitment to caring for it. Our team is focused on building a sustainability strategy that can scale alongside our business, and partnering with Green Places was a no-brainer. With thousands of small businesses now using our platform, we have a unique opportunity to demonstrate how accessible sustainability efforts can be no matter what size your business may be today. We’re proud to make the Green Pledge and join a community of like-minded companies willing to take action.
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.
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.
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.
The New River Solid Waste Management Facility is an active municipal solid waste sanitary landfill in Dublin, Virginia. The landfill opened in 1997 and annually accepts on average 150 tons of municipal solid waste. The project consists of an active landfill gas collection and control system (GCCS) in Area A of the facility. The GCCS consists of 16 vertical extraction wells. The Landfill Gas (LFG)was originally flared, but since 2008 an electric generation station has been installed that receives the LFG. With yearly non-methane organic compound (NMOC) emissions of 24.1 Mg, the landfill is not required by EPA regulations to reduce emissions.
This project supports 118 Advanced Truckstop Electrification (ATE) locations across the U.S. ATE is an idling reduction solution that allows a driver to completely shut down the main propulsion engine of the diesel truck, eliminating all of the air pollution associated with diesel engine idling. This helps reduce the carbon emissions from engines that would otherwise be idling to keep the cabin comfortable during rest stops for drivers.
This project supports the creation and operation of wind turbines in multiple regions in Pakistan which ultimately supply power to the grid. The total installed capacity of the project activity is 49.5 MW equipped with 33 WTGs of 1.5 MW installed capacity each. Prior to this project, the only source of energy in the region was fossil fuel intensive. The project activity is expected to reduce emissions of GHGs by an estimated 91,085 tCO2e per year by displacing equivalent amount of the electricity from the grid.
Having an inspiring mission that gets you out of bed every morning comes with the territory at Levitate. We’re passionate about helping our customers grow their businesses, and it shows. We move fast, work hard, laugh a lot, celebrate each other’s successes and leave our egos at the door. You won’t find a better crew to spend your days with. It’s no wonder our company’s not-so-secret legal name is Real Magic—we create it every day.Learn more