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VoIP Provider Nextiva Renews Green Business Pledge

May 18, 2011

By Tracey E. Schelmetic, Virtual PBX Contributor

Business VoIP systems provider Nextiva, Inc. has renewed its participation in Carbonfund.org’s CarbonFree partner program. The partnership represents a national movement of eco-conscious businesses and organizations taking steps to combat global warming and reduce their emissions. Nextiva considers itself an environmental leader in the small business communications industry.

Nextiva’s Yaniv Masjedi said he’s thrilled to be involved with the CarbonFree program. “In addition to providing communications solutions to small businesses nationwide, Nextiva is also engaged in combating climate change,” said Masjedi. “Environmental stewardship is one of our core values.”

This is Nextiva’s third consecutive year in the Carbonfund program. CarbonFree partners – there are about 1,800 of them – commit to reducing their CO2 footprint and looking to clean, renewable energy as the future of business.

Carbonfund.org’s CarbonFree partner program supports verified renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects in the U.S. and abroad to reduce CO2 pollution and help hasten the transition to a clean energy future.

By formally renewing their CarbonFree partnership, Nextiva hopes to further promote and enhance the company’s commitment to sustainability and environmental awareness. Since joining Carbonfund.org in 2009, Nextiva has created an internal recycling program, assigned Green Team Members to oversee green efforts in each department, and initiated the use of eco-effective technologies in its data centers. Nextiva helps its clients become more eco-friendly by offering a paperless fax service called vFAX.

A representative from Carbonfund.org said more businesses should follow in Nextiva’s (carbon-reduced) footprints.

“By committing to reducing their carbon emissions and implementing eco-friendly programs, Nextiva has proved itself as a leader environmentally friendly companies,” said Ivan Chan of Carbonfund.org. “We wish we saw more businesses taking such a proactive approach to saving the planet.”

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Tracey Schelmetic is a contributing editor for virtual-pbx. To read more of Tracey's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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