ALLCOT STRUCTURES A SUSTAINABLE CLOTHING INITIATIVE WITH ITGIRL BERLIN FASHION LABEL

An innovative environmental and social initiative modelled by ALLCOT whereby clothing sold by ITGIRL BERLIN will be embedded with an environmentally friendly component to combat climate change.

(World) – ALLCOT – a company with sustainable development as its focus – in collaboration with the ITGIRL BERLIN fashion label launches an environmentally friendly and sustainable program where CO2 and equivalent emissions are reduced through the retirement of carbon credits.

The allocation of 100kg of emissions reduction toward each sale far surpasses the actual emissions resulting from the its estimated lifetime, including production, logistics, care and ultimate disposal of the items. As a result, his environmental component is should be considered more extensive initiative than simply an emissions offset as it represents a deeper participation in the sustainability efforts.

Alexis Leroy, ALLCOT founder and CEO, explains: “Fashion has always mirrored societies’ evolutions. The integration of measurable and verified sustainable components within fashion vanguard, in today’s world, eloquently illustrates that fact.

ITGIRL BERLIN –  ALLCOT ’s initiative goes beyond carbon neutrality: it encompasses both social and ecological dimensions by supporting  landmark projects generating carbon credits that will be systematically retired for each ITGIRL BERLIN fashion wear sold.

The level of 100kg CO2 per outlet shows a strong and significant commitment from ITGIRL BERLIN into citizenship and sets a unique precedent in the industry.

For more information:

 

Contact at ITGIRL BERLIN:

Nicolai Colshorn

office@econcc.ch

 

Contact at ALLCOT:

Rosa Brosé
Corporate Communication
rbr@allcot.com

 

 

“ALLCOT SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGE” IS LAUNCHED TO BENEFIT PLANETARY CAUSES

“Allcot Sustainability Challenge” is a campaign to benefit Allcot’s carbon neutral projects. It features Team Earth and Team Water, which participants can join and donate on behalf of their team to benefit various carbon neutral projects. Teams compete by adding to their number in order to out-give the opposing team before the end of the event on April 22, 2014.  

The main objective of Team Earth’s REDD project is to prevent and avoid unplanned deforestation of the native forests. The main objective of Team Water’s hydropower project is to provide energy to the Columbian Interconnected System displacing energy produced by non-renewable energy.

This campaign has been developed together with Sharemeister, a social enterprise marketing company that integrates giving into everyday life. “We are very excited to being working with Sharemeister.  Our partnership provides the first outlet for consumers and business to offset their carbon footprint in a shared fashion,” says Alexis L. Leroy, CEO at Allcot Group. “This platform gives us a way to combine competition with collective-funding that makes improving the planet, fun and impactful.” 

How It Works

Sharemeister has created several unique ways to benefit your favorite causes.  Access a “Giving Toolbox” to integrate your debit, credit, and reward card to Sharemeister and earn “Shares” (S!) from everyday purchases with registered merchants.  Purchases at retailers help you give to your favorite causes with no additional cost to your wallet.

Additionally, people can join a competition to benefit their favorite causes on behalf of their team, earn giving rewards, and win the event.  “Shares” (S!) can also be earned by spending time online using the Sharemeister browser application for Firefox.  The application is ad-based and converts the time spent online into money for causes at no out-of-pocket expense. Download Sharemeister mobile application for Android and iOS devices or visit the Sharemeister website to learn more.

Participants earn “Shares” (S!) by using their Giving Toolbox, which are converted into monetary donations for registered nonprofits at Sharemeister, including carbon neutral projects in the “Allcot Sustainability Challenge.”

Recently, the company partnered with Mapco Express – a retail gas station – located in nearly 400 locations across 8 mid-west and southern states.  Consumers can go to Sharemeister and register their My Mapco Reward$ Card to convert their points from everyday purchases into “Shares” (S!).  Shares (S!) can be donated to any registered nonprofit at Sharemeister as designated by the consumer – including the “Allcot Sustainability Challenge.”

“Technology is giving us new ways to positively impact our lives, our communities, and our planet,” says Jonathan Hoeflinger, Co-founder of Sharemeister, “Who knew you could fill up at the gas station and offset your carbon footprint at the same time?”

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THE ALLCOT GROUP PARTNERS WITH TEDxWALLSTREET TO PRODUCE A CARBON-NEUTRAL EVENT

The ALLCOT group provided carbon offsets  for TEDxWallStreet’s 2013 event, “Filling the Void”, held on October 30 at the New York Stock Exchange.  TEDxWallStreet is a radical departure from the expected finance conference, instead, TEDxWallStreet provides an exciting platform for the brightest, most inspiring minds in and around the Wall Street community to share ideas worth spreading. This is an independently organized TEDx event operated under a license from TED.

The ALLCOT Group was proud to partner with TEDxWallStreet to provide a 100% carbon neutral event.

TEDx WallStreet partners 2013:  http://tedxwallstreet.com/category/partners/#sthash.OxW2pAQp.dpbs

Event videos and introduction including event sponsors can be viewed at http://new.livestream.com/tedx/WallStreet/videos/33547704

 

IETA Board of Directors has formally approved The Allcot Group’s membership in the association

ALLCOT Group has been formally accepted as a member of the International Emission Trading Association or IETA, a nonprofit business organization created in June 1999 to establish a functional international framework for trading in greenhouse gas emission reductions.

The membership of IETA includes leading international companies from across the carbon trading cycle. IETA members seek to develop an emissions trading regime that results in real and verifiable greenhouse gas emission reductions, while balancing economic efficiency with environmental integrity and social equity.

In total, IETA comprises more than 150 international companies from OECD and non-OECD countries. And now, ALLCOT Group is one of them.

As an IETA member, ALLCOT will actively participate in the association’s work groups. These work groups cover a wide range activities related to the climate and carbon markets, such as forestry, REDD, voluntary markets, market oversight, and how decisions in the US and EU are affecting players and investors, directly and indirectly. Also, these groups cover market developments from across the world – China, Japan, Korea, Australia, Taiwan, New Zealand, Africa, and more.

This membership combine with The Climate Markets and Investment Association or CMIA positions ALLCOT Group among the institutional leaders of our industry. CMIA is recognized as a leader among progressive trade associations with regards to incentivising low-carbon and resource efficient investment through market mechanism, pre-compliance markets, or climate and sustainable finance mechanisms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALLCOT visits The FT Global Renewable Energy Summit in London, 22. October

The Summit bring together leading renewable energy and utility leaders, government decision makers, economists, financiers and investors to discover how the economic, financial and political framework for renewables is evolving, and to assess the implications of growing renewable deployment for the future shape of the energy industry.

Dana Hanby representing ALLCOT at the Summit has written a summary of key topics discussed at the event in a blog that has been published at the CMIA website.

Read the full article at www.cmia.net

Innovative forest project to offset emissions of G8 Young Summit

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

10 May, LONDON: Allcot Group will offset all the emissions associated with the G8 Young Summit, being held in London, the UK, this weekend (May 11-12th).

The summit is a unique invitation-only event that brings together the young leaders of tomorrow in the fields of business, politics, philanthropy and policy, ahead of the annual meetings of the G8.

Allcot – the Switzerland-based climate mitigation project developer and trader – is to offset all the greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the use of the venue during the summit, as well as from attendees’ travel to and from the event. The exact number of offsets involved will be calculated after the event, in cooperation with the summit organisers, based on the number of attendees and the distance they travelled.

“We are delighted that Allcot is supporting the Summit with the donation of carbon offsets, helping to neutralise the environmental impact of the event,” said Sergio Fernandez de Cordova, Chairman of the G8 Young Summit. “Climate change is one of the most crucial challenges facing the next generation of leaders, and companies like Allcot are leading the way in showing how business, finance and markets can be harnessed to address greenhouse gas emissions.”

“Allcot Group is proud to sponsor the G8 Young Summit – a unique event that promises to engage the leaders of tomorrow in building a better world,” says Alexis L Leroy, Allcot’s CEO and Founder. “Environmental markets have a vital role in addressing the sustainability challenges facing this generation and the next, and this offset project in particular shows how they can be used to protect some of the world’s most important and vulnerable ecosystems.”

The offsets have been generated by the Purus Project, which reduces emissions from deforestation and degradation in Acre, Brazil. It is protecting more than 85,000 acres of rare and threatened tropical rainforest in one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet.

The ‘REDD+’ project is validated to both the Verified Carbon Standard and the Climate Community and Biodiversity Standard, ensuring the highest levels of environmental and social integrity.

As well as protecting the rainforest, thus reducing carbon emissions, the project will fund new school buildings and facilities, and the local community’s first health clinic.

 

 

For more information about Allcot, contact:

Joakim Nerman, Director of Marketing and Communication,
press@allcot.com, Tel.: +41 41 723 2505

 

For more information about the G8 Young Summit, contact:

Rachel Cohen Gerrol, rachel@pvblic.org

Hot.co.uk: the first hotel reservation “application” that systematically offsets the carbon footprint for all reservations

Recent studies show that between 10kg to 102kg of Green House Emissions are emitted, per room, per night, during a hotel stay.

The Mobile hotel reservation application Hot.co.uk systematically offsets 100 kg of CO2 for each night booked through its service, at no additional cost to the Customer.

Hot.co.uk’s automatic offsetting solution is the first of its kind in the hotel reservation sector. No other hotel reservations operator, from the biggest to the smallest, both nationally and internationally, is offering an automatic carbon offsetting solution for the entire duration of a hotel stay.

Madrid, January 28, 2013 – Hot.co.uk, an application for booking hotel rooms at the last minute, has become the first application to offset the carbon footprint of hotel nights. Last year Hot.co.uk had over 80,000 downloads for their booking application.

Today Hot.co.uk has signed an exclusive agreement with Allcot, whereby Hot.co.uk pledges to purchase from Allcot 100 kg of CO2 offsets per hotel night booked through their application. Hot.co.uk will purchase the emission carbon allowances through Allcot who in turn will “retire” the equivalent amount from the carbon market, effectively removing Hot.co.uk’s emissions from our atmosphere.

Furthermore, Allcot will certify that Hot.co.uk is delivering on its commitment to eliminate the carbon footprint of its customers.
Recent studies indicate that the amount of carbon emissions emitted per hotel room is between 10 kg and 102 kg1 per night, depending on the weather, hotel location, the room, the size of the hotel, etc. Consequently, the 100 kg of emissions that will be offset for each room booked through Hot.co.uk will cover, in most cases, not only the room, but the other correlated emissions which are emitted by the guest the hotel stay.
This initiative elevates Hot.co.uk to the forefront of travel companies committed to the environment. With the elimination of the carbon footprint, the trip of those who book a room through Hot.co.uk will be a good deal more environmentally friendly.

It is important to mention that Hot.co.uk is not applying any surcharge to its clients during the booking process for the offsetting, thereby allowing their clients to continue enjoying their usual discounts of up to 50% on the price of hotel rooms.

Hot.co.uk is pioneering a novel approach in the hotel reservation sector both. No other hotel reservations operator, both nationally and internationally, is offering automatic emission reduction services for the entire duration of a hotel stay that not only cover the room emissions, but also the supplementary emissions that result from the stay at the hotel.

Alexis Leroy, Allcot founder and CEO, explains: “For tourists, becoming carbon neutral involves calculating their carbon footprint, the approximate amount of carbon dioxide produced on flights, ground travel or when fossil fuels are utilized, these are offset by buying emission allowances (allocating funds toward projects that have invested into emission reducing technologies).”

For Conor O’Connor, founder and CEO of Hot.co.uk, this venture “gives even more value to the Hot.co.uk services because the traveller will not only save money on the room reservation, but will also eliminate their carbon footprint, making their trip more sustainable and environmentally friendly.”

About Hot.co.uk
Hot.co.uk is an application for iPhone, Android and Blackberry smartphones that allows the user to book hotel rooms at the “last minute”. The application offers a small variety of hotels with discounts up to 50% on the best rate of the day on any given day.
The aim of Hot.co.uk is to allow users to locate a hotel room in a city of their choice at a reduced rate for same day booking. Subsequently, Hot.co.uk is able to provide citywide results for the best prices at all times.
When it comes to hotels, Hot.co.uk is able to offer real time reservations on any available rooms at any time of day. As a real time application Hot.co.uk’s application can therefore provide the most competitive prices for immediate booking.

Hot.co.uk is a Spanish company at the leading edge of hotel reservation sector with its unique ability to procure hotel reservation bookings through mobile applications.

Link to download from Itunes http://hot.es/ios
Link for download from Google Play http://hot.es/android
Link for download from Blackberry http://hot.es/bb

About Allcot
Allcot develops, manages and trades in all sectors related with climate mitigation, focusing on sustainable development through energy trading and building successful partnerships with companies who value the environment.

Solutions offered by Allcot are customized and designed to improve business operations at all levels, from operation development to carbon portfolio management, covering all needs of today’s climate conscious entities.

For more info: https://allcot.com

For more information:
Alberto Gómez
Corporate relations
Newsline Gabinete de Prensa y Comunicación
agomez@newsline.es

Contact at Hot:
Adelaida Muriel
Director of Marketing and Communication
a@hot.es

Contact at Allcot:
Joakim Nerman
Director of Marketing and Communication
press@allcot.com