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EarthUP Launches a Way for Companies to Include Employees in Sustainability Efforts

EarthUP Launches a Way for Companies to Include Employees in Sustainability Efforts

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EarthUP Launches a Way for Companies to Include Employees in Sustainability Efforts

BOYERTOWN, Pennsylvania (Nov. 10, 2021) – ClimeCo, a leader in environmental market-based solutions and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) advisory, is excited about the launch of EarthUPa new software solution for companies and institutions of every size and across every sector to enhance their ESG efforts. For the first time, companies will be able to engage every employee in their sustainability efforts.

In today’s market, companies feel the pressure to set and achieve strategic goals that will make a difference in their environmental footprintThere is one area that sustainability leaders and teams should not forget to include in their journey towards net-zero – their employees.   

It is strongly advised for companies to include every employee in their ESG efforts,” said Stephen Bay, Co-Founder and CEO of EarthUP. “Companies that find ways to get all employees personally engaged in day-to-day corporate sustainability efforts, from all levels of the organization, will outperform their competitors. 

When it comes to including employees in efforts towards sustainability, many companies expect continuous internal engagement to be expensive and time-consuming. EarthUP’s SaaS software platform makes it easy for companies to offer comprehensive solutions and strategies upfront.Their platform connects employees values to companies corporate sustainability initiatives and vice versa, de-risking companies’ ESG efforts. With the SEC demanding that company’s backup their sustainability commitments with accurate reporting, EarthUP becomes a vital tool for those who strive to reach net-zero 

“We love how EarthUP increases the capacity of our sustainability team. They make it easy for us to provide resources to our employees, track the impact of the actions, and surface insights into how Interface can be more sustainable,” said Lisa Conway, Interface’s VP, Sustainability. (Interface is a current beta test customer of EarthUP.) EarthUP allows us to get employees personally engaged in Interface’s corporate sustainability efforts!” 

As ESG increases in importance, ClimeCo sees a great need for integrating EarthUP’s platform and its solutions. It will allow companies to truly understand their carbon footprint by incorporating their entire workforce, including employees working from home. Companies can offset these emissions and unlock ways to make sustainability personal to every employee in company-wide efforts to meet their ESG commitments. Moreover, by making sustainability unique to their employees, companies embed sustainability principles into the culture of their workforce, giving them a competitive advantage by surfacing insights and accelerating ESG initiatives. 

About EarthUP

EarthUP is a software company that simplifies sustainability for companies. Their SaaS platform makes it easy for companies to increase the capacity of their sustainability efforts by making it personal to their workforce. With EarthUP, companies surface insights from their employees on how to be more sustainable while finding allies for ESG initiatives. EarthUP begins this process with a materiality assessment of each employee, including baselining and reporting employees’ footprints. 

Try EarthUP for free by visiting our website, earthup.eco, and starting a free 30-day trial. If you have questions, please contact us at info@climeco.com

 

About ClimeCo

ClimeCo is a respected advisor, transaction facilitator, trader, and developer of environmental commodity market products and related services. We specialize in voluntary carbon, regulated carbon, renewable energy credits, plastics credits, and regional criteria pollutant trading programs.  Complementing these programs is a team of professionals skilled in providing sustainability program management services, and in the development and financing of GHG abatement and mitigation systems.

For more information or to discuss how ClimeCo can drive value for your organization, contact us at 484.415.0501, info@climeco.com, or through our website climeco.com. Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using our handle, @ClimeCo.

ClimeCo Makes Strategic Investment in EarthUP, Inc., an Innovative Sustainability Solutions Company

ClimeCo Makes Strategic Investment in EarthUP, Inc., an Innovative Sustainability Solutions Company

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ClimeCo Makes Strategic Investment in EarthUP, Inc., an Innovative Sustainability Solutions Company


Boyertown, PA, November 4, 2020
– ClimeCo is pleased to announce that it has purchased a minority stake in EarthUP, Inc. (EarthUP.eco), a recent start-up focused on providing web-based sustainability solutions for employers and their employees. EarthUP provides effective environmental tips, rebates, and products to individuals, and a platform for their employers to encourage them in these efforts.  This platform gives employers the ability to measure and report emissions related to their employees, bridging a key information gap in their companies’ understanding of their full environmental impact.  ClimeCo (ClimeCo.com) will provide environmental solutions to EarthUP and is excited to support such an innovative concept. 

“In light of the shift of many employees to telecommuting over the past seven months, understanding employee greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental impacts have never been more significant for employers,” says Derek Six, ClimeCo’s Chief Business Officer.  “This shift enabled us to see that the employee-employer relationship doesn’t necessarily end at the exit door of the business.  The same ideas that help employees reduce their environmental impact also contribute to cost savings and improved health, productivity, and employee retention. EarthUP’s proposal to create a partnership between businesses and their employees is a revelation.” 

ClimeCo has many clients who are doing their best to address their corporate environmental impacts, and this exciting new tool will help them to engage with their employees.  For individuals, EarthUP provides tips to reduce emissions, traffic, energy, waste, and water, and offers incentives they can use to improve their living environments at home.  The unique part about EarthUP’s platform is it allows employees and employers to work together to quantify and address environmental impacts.

“At EarthUP, we believe that by solving sustainability problems, we solve business problems”, says Stephen Bay, EarthUp’s CEO.  “We are confident this truth is magnified when companies involve their employees, and we are looking for corporate partners to be leaders in proving this.” 

EarthUP is currently conducting its pilot phase and expects to launch its public version in January.  The web-based offering is expected to be a “freemium” product, with firms gaining access by subscription to enhanced reporting capabilities.  EarthUP is currently allowing organizations to sign up via our website (https://www.earthup.eco/landing-page/home_organizations) to join the waiting list.  Organizations that sign up before the launch date will get first access to the platform and will receive an enhanced dashboard at no additional cost.

With this investment, ClimeCo joins several other key investors, including Techquity (Techquity.ai), a founding investor that brings technology strategy expertise to the venture.  Techquity’s expertise was a significant factor in ClimeCo’s decision to make this investment in EarthUP.



About ClimeCo

ClimeCo is an Inc. 5000 company that is a respected advisor, transaction facilitator, and trader of environmental commodity market products. Specialized expertise in regulated carbon, regional criteria pollutant trading programs, voluntary markets, and project development and financing of GHG abatement and mitigation systems complement ClimeCo’s diverse portfolio. For more information or to discuss how ClimeCo can drive your organization’s value, contact us at 484.415.0501, info@climeco.com, or through our website ClimeCo.com.

About EarthUP

EarthUP’s mission is to accelerate the transition to a sustainable economy by encouraging organizations to involve their employees, members, and customers in their sustainability mission.  Their platform is a portal that makes it easy for employers to connect with their employees and identify ways to improve the physical spaces of their home offices and living spaces, resulting in increased productivity and fewer sick-days while saving money.  For more information, contact them at 425.442.6140, info@earthup.eco, or through their website, EarthUP.eco.

About Techquity

Techquity is a long-term investment and technology partner that brings technology strategy, expertise, and execution to companies that seek to grow while changing the world.  Customized solutions containing a combination of advisory and operating roles, software development, and talent acquisition help produce technology equity for clients.  For more information, visit them at Techquity.ai.

Motivation Can Mean So Much More

Motivation Can Mean So Much More

Motivation Can Mean So Much More


by Nancy Marshall, Corporate Marketing Director | May 27th, 2020

Motivation is a word that brings positive vibes to everyone.  Whether its on a sports field, in your child’s classroom, or simply something you say to yourself to keep going.  Motivation is the reason one has for acting or behaving in a particular way or for a general desire and willingness to do something.  It keeps us going, it inspires others to create something new, and if we all come together, motivation can bring positive benefits to our community and the world.   

Finding Partners that Motivate Us 

At ClimeCo, we know what motivates us to do what we do every day as a business and individually. We love learning about other companies and what’s motivated them to start their ventures to make a difference in the world.  However, one struggle the environmental movement has always faced is how to motivate billions of people to take the action needed to keep the planet healthy.  Given that our very survival depends on this, youd think that motivating the right action would be easy, and yet, as the last few decades have proved, getting everyone to take action is difficult. 

Earlier this yearClimeCo partnered with EarthUpa company that started in 2018 to help individuals and businesses make their lives on Earth more sustainable.  Stephen Bay, the CEO/founder of EarthUp, has been in energy consulting for the past eight years.  As we talked to him about his company and how we could work together, it became clear to me that Stephen is not only a very motivated individual who has a deep passion to make lives better, but he also has learned to motivate others to do the same.  Although Stephen’s initial goal of entering someone’s home was energy sustainability, he learned time and time again that some people were motivated by saving money, others were motivated by making their homes healthier, and some purely for comfort Having understood homeowners’ priorities around cost savings, health and comfort, and how to address them, Stephen and his team further motivated them to make even more positive changes, which in turn made their communities better.  The insight that Stephen took from this was simple: we do not need to have the same motivations in order to work towards aligning goals on combatting climate change.   

With EarthUp Stephen has taken that insight and begun building out software and content powered by the latest science in the psychology of motivation to help drive action on climate even when they are not necessarily trying to help the environment.   

The biggest impact we can make will come from empowering individuals, not asking them to make sacrifices., said Stephen.  Whether it was to be greener, more sustainable, or more energyefficient – people need to be empowered.  They need help understanding what resources are available in their local area to help them and how to team up with others to expand their efforts.  This is what drove Stephen to create EarthUpto serve as a tool/resource to help simplify sustainability. 

How it Works 

EarthUp allows employers to measure their employees’ emissions outside of the office.  They offer two paths for users to begin the process to become more sustainable: 

  • Individuals can go to Earthup’s website to complete a simple questionnaire to discover their household CO2 footprint and to compare it with that of their neighbors.  It will educate them on what their footprint means, and they can learn about local incentives and rebates that may be available to them.   
  • Companies and organizations can help expand their ESG programs so that they can engage their employees and multiply the overall impact of their efforts. 

Partnering Together 

ClimeCo joined EarthUp to offer carbon offsets for the EarthUp platform that provide a positive impact on communities.  ClimeCo also helps EarthUp with supporting local carbon offsetting initiatives by providing statespecific opportunities and expertise.  Along with Earthup’s carbon questionnaire and the ability to offset the user’s footprint, they also offer users the ability to take advantage of other environmental incentives in their area.  This allows them to track their impact beyond their initial activities.   

To learn more about EarthUp and how they can help motivate you to become more sustainable, please click here. 

About the Author

Nancy Marshall is the Corporate Marketing Director at ClimeCo and soon ClimeCoGreen.  She is happily married to her husband for 19 years; they have two daughters and one fur baby.  She is from Maryland but is currently living in Houston, TX.  She loves to go boating and fishing on Lake Livingston, cook and bake (especially at Christmas), and enjoys crafting.