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Another Green Idea

Blog by Patricia Houlihan - Personal Real Estate Corporation | April 11th, 2008

Another Green Idea:  Maritz Makes It 'Easy To Be Green' With Carbon Credits And New Green Rewards For Employees


A recent article talks about a new program which provides green rewards earn points for customers


Noticing the growing demand in the US for eco-friendly incentive programs Maritz Motivation, a leading provider of sales incentives and rewards, has partnered with OurEnergy, a global climate change solution provider, to give clients the option of redeeming their rewards points for carbon credits.  Clients participating in the rewards program can redeem their points for certified carbon reductions, which count towards Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects as defined by the Kyoto Protocol.


Kurt Hosna, director of global rewards at Maritz, has found that as people continue to become increasingly green conscious the company is receiving an increasing number of requests for green rewards.  "Recognizing this demand as a growing trend, Maritz now offers several green options in its rewards offerings and incorporates these green rewards into custom client programs. "The response by the participants has been overwhelmingly favourable," said Hosna.


Maritz clients can choose from green rewards including energy saving devices, like Solar Chargers, that reduce the amount of energy needed to charge common household items like iPods and cell phones.  Other rewards include energy efficient products like the Black & Decker Cordless Rechargeable Mulching Mower that runs without using gas or oil.   Every day a new idea! Green is finally catching on!


(All cited quotes & figures are from the SunHerald.com, March 28)