SCOTTSDALE, AZ (March 20, 2013): Hearts is offsetting its carbon emissions from product shipments with the Carbonfund.org Foundation, the leading nonprofit carbon reduction and climate solutions organization. Through the CarbonFree Shipping Program, Hearts will offset all of the carbon emissions generated by the shipment of products to Hearts customers.

Through the program, Hearts calculates the carbon footprint associated with the inbound and outbound product shipping and makes a corresponding donation to support Carbonfund.org. Carbonfund’s projects reduce carbon emissions and produce carbon offsets, in order to lessen the impact of the carbon emissions created by any outbound shipping process. Each Hearts carton will be designated as a carbon-free shipment.

Through the CarbonFree Shipping Program, Hearts will be providing an immediate positive effect through investment back into reforestation projects, clean energy development and energy efficiency technologies.

“Hearts understands that environmental and economic sustainability is crucial with any ecommerce platform but especially in the world of fashion where it is our duty and responsibility to offset carbon emissions when we can,” stated Michelle Petro-Gerster, president. She added, “We are thrilled to partner with Carbonfund.org because they too are our environmental change makers.”

“Our CarbonFree Shipping Program offers a simple and affordable solution for responsible retailers such as Hearts to deliver their products worldwide in an environmentally sustainable way,” adds Eric Carlson, president of Carbonfund.org. “The CarbonFree® Shipping label will assure Hearts’ customers that they’re choosing to make purchases from a company that is committed to its mission of social consciousness.”

ABOUT HEARTS

Hearts is an ethical-fashion brand that offers consumers beautifully designed bags and accessories that are fashion forward and socially conscious. Hearts diversified pieces are influenced through each global and USA based artisan’s culture and their natural resources. A large majority of their items are handmade and design styles range from vintage to cultural to modern influences. Each piece is made with people and the planet in mind. Additional Hearts collections for men, children, and a future women’s line are planned for the latter part of 2013. Hearts is a privately held web-based retailer headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. Learn more at www.hearts.com.

ABOUT CARBONFUND.ORG

The Carbonfund.org Foundation is the leading nonprofit carbon reduction and climate solutions organization, making

it easy and affordable for individuals, businesses and organizations to reduce their climate impact by supporting third-party validated renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects. Carbonfund.org has over 750,000 individual supporters and over 2,000 business and nonprofit partners including Discovery, Motorola, Amtrak, Dell, JetBlue, Virgin America and Staples.www.carbonfund.org

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