EcoPlum Joins 365 Companies Urging President-elect and US Congress to Support Paris Climate Agreement and Build a Low-carbon Economy
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EcoPlum, a sustainable promotional products and e-commerce company, joins coalition of 350 companies in written statement urging President-elect Trump and US Congress to address climate change by supporting the Paris Climate Agreement, ratified by the US and over 100 countries with implementation beginning November 4, 2016.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, November 16, 2016 - Today, EcoPlum, a sustainable promotional products and e-commerce company, joins a coalition of 365 companies in a written statement urging President Obama, President-elect Trump, and members of the US Congress address climate change through implementation of the historic Paris Climate Agreement. This agreement, negotiated by 195 countries, went into effect on November 4, 2016, with ratification by 110 countries, including the United States.
The Paris Agreement is the first-ever global agreement on climate change, negotiated over nine years within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The deal is legally binding, requiring action by all participating countries to lower greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate the global impact of climate change. As the second biggest producer of greenhouse gases worldwide, US participation is critical to reaching the deal’s overall goal limiting global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius.
The statement delivered today in writing, and at a press conference, addresses President Obama, President-elect Trump, members of the US Congress, and global leaders in Marrakech this week, who are participating in COP22, the United Nation’s 22nd annual climate change summit. It calls on elected US leaders to 1) support strongly a continuation of low-carbon policies; 2) investment in an energy-efficient, low-carbon economy at home and abroad; and 3) continued US participation in the Paris Agreement it ratified. Watch the press event from COP22 here.
As Gia Machlin, Founder and CEO EcoPlum, asserts, “EcoPlum wants the United States to continue its leadership on climate action and honor the commitment made by over 100 nations when it signed the Paris Agreement. We have much more to gain by investing and building a clean energy future, in goodwill and collaboration with other countries.”
In signing the submitted statement, EcoPlum joins major businesses supporting the Agreement, including: Acer, Annie’s, Aveda, Ben & Jerry’s, Burton Snowboards, CA Technologies, Clif Bar & Company, EILEEN FISHER, Gap, HP, Hilton, IKEA North America, Intel, Interface, K2 Sports, L’Oreal USA, Levi Strauss & Co., NIKE, Patagonia, Seventh Generation, Starbucks, The North Face, Tiffany & Co., Unilever, Vans, Virgin, and many, many others. Taking the lead on coordinating this statement were Ceres, Environmental Defense Fund, Environmental Entrepreneurs, The B Team, The Climate Group, We Mean Business, and World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Here is the coalition press releaseissued on behalf of the 365 businesses and investors.
EcoPlum® is an environmentally focused business-to-business, e-commerce, and media company, including EcoPlum Business Gifts, the EcoPlum Boutique for consumers, and the EcoPlum Blog. EcoPlum Business Gifts, launched in Fall 2016, offers businesses and organizations branded and customized sustainable promotional products. The EcoPlum Boutique for consumers specializes in sustainable and stylish fashion, home, food and gift items in its online shop. EcoPlum was one of the first companies online to offer a loyalty program for customers, issuing green shopping rewards points, known as EcoChipz, good for coupons in the shop or donations to environmental causes. The EcoPlum Blog reports the latest news and inspiration on a variety of eco topics, including green living and entertainment, safe cosmetics, millennials and the environment, and stories behind many unique eco friendly products.
EcoPlum’s mission is to inspire, inform and empower its readers, individual customers, and business clients to be conscious of their daily habits, purchases and impact on the world’s limited resources. In its quest for a better world, EcoPlum hopes to help consumers and businesses make responsible choices every day. EcoPlum’s products are sustainable, fair trade, organic, vegan, recycled, upcycled, and/or ethically sourced meeting a number of criteria, including transparency of ingredients and third-party certification.
A trusted source for information and products since 2008, EcoPlum earned the coveted Green America Business Seal of Approval in 2011, providing the highest tier “Gold Approved Member” status online at GreenPages.org.
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