MyEclipse Sees Green, Announces Near-Zero Carbon Footprint Initiative

Flower Mound, TX (PRWEB) August 6, 2008

Genuitec, LLC, the leading provider of the popular MyEclipse integrated development environment (IDE) and a founding member of the Eclipse Foundation, announced today their commitment to being a company with a near-zero carbon footprint.

“Genuitec has been an environmentally-conscious organization since its inception,” said Maher Masri, CEO for Genuitec. “We’re happy to publicly address our commitment to minimize our impact on the environment as well as provide our customers with a great product and dollar value. By doing so, we’re able to address the two pressing issues of the day: economic uncertainty and environmental responsibility.”

Genuitec demonstrates their commitment to environmental responsibility in many ways. First, as a virtual organization, Genuitec does not contribute to gas pollution by requiring employee commute times. It also eliminates the high energy costs of maintaining an office space. Second, all Genuitec company communications, conferences, meetings and Webinars are virtual, which makes the organization practically paperless and minimizes further environmental impact. Third, by providing downloaded products and not physical media, Genuitec is able to save plastic wastes and virtually eliminate mailing/delivery costs and materials. All of these efforts combined means Genuitec saves over 70 metric tons of CO2 per year from entering the atmosphere.

As a participant in many conferences across the world, Genuitec does create a carbon footprint through air and auto travel – two of the largest culprits in greenhouse gas emissions. To offset this factor, Genuitec has joined with the CarbonFund.org Foundation to become a “CarbonFree Business”, certifying Genuitec’s full carbon offset. By participating in carbon offsetting, Genuitec invests in clean, renewable energy and negates the environmental impact of corporate travel and other ancillary business emissions.

“Sustainability should concern companies of all different shapes and sizes, which need to make clear, auditable commitments to lowering their carbon footprint,” said James Governor, Principle Analyst at RedMonk. “Even software businesses have an impact, which is why it’s good to see Genuitec’s leadership here, with its ‘measure, then manage, then reduce’ strategy.”

Additionally, Genuitec is offering a special to anyone attending the MyEclipse training track at EclipseWorld. Genuitec will donate to the CarbonFund.org organization to offset any carbon footprints created as a result of traveling to the Washington D.C. area for the conference. Save some green by registering with the code “genuitec” and save $ 100 off your full-access passport and make the world a bit greener as well.

About MyEclipse:

Developers worldwide choose MyEclipse because it is the most affordable and comprehensive J2EE IDE and Web development tool suite for the Eclipse open-source platform. MyEclipse is the Eclipse plugin-based solution for all your UML, Ajax, Web, Web Services, J2EE, JSP, XML, Struts, JSF, Java Persistence, EJB, extended database support and application server integration needs. Online at http://www.myeclipseide.com.

About Genuitec:

Genuitec, LLC, is a vendor-neutral, Eclipse-based company offering innovative Java and J2EE development tools. Genuitec offers training and expert consulting and development services for the Eclipse SDK and Rich Client Platforms. An original sponsor of Eclipse Plug-in Central, Genuitec joined the Eclipse Foundation early in 2003 and currently has an employee serving as an elected member of the board of directors, actively participating in the strategy development and direction of the organization. Genuitec LLC was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Flower Mound, Texas. Online at http://www.genuitec.com.

About CarbonFund.org:

Carbonfund.org is leading the fight against global climate change, making it easy and affordable for any individual, business or organization to eliminate their climate impact and hastening the transformation to a clean energy future. Online at http://www.carbonfund.org.

About RedMonk:

RedMonk is the first analyst firm built on open source. Dedicated to providing high quality research at no cost, it believes that the dialog that follows is beneficial to the firm, its community and clients. Based in Denver, the company specializes in bridging open source, social media, and traditional enterprise IT. Its latest line of business is Greenmonk, dedicated to consulting on sustainability issues. Online at http://www.redmonk.com.

Genuitec and MyEclipse are trademarks of Genuitec, LLC. All other brand or product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies and should be treated as such. JRE, Java and all Java-based marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

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