PRESS RELEASE: GreenerPrinter Moves to 100% Wind Energy
BERKELEY, CA - GreenerPrinter, an environmentally friendly printing and graphic communications company serving the nation from its facilities in Berkeley, CA, has entered an agreement with Sterling Planet to purchase wind energy and 'green up' 100% of its conventional electricity consumption with this clean, renewable energy.
Purchased as Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), the wind energy is certified by the Center for Resource Solutions' Green-e renewable energy certification program. These RECs indirectly offset 355,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions from conventional electricity production processes that use nonrenewable fuel sources. The environmental benefit compares to not driving 387,511 miles in an automobile (139 drives between Los Angeles and New York), or planting 48 acres of trees.
Beyond these environmental benefits, RECs help build a market for renewable electricity ("green power" or commodity electricity bundled with RECs), increase energy diversity and security, reduce dependence on foreign energy sources, support domestic economies and create U.S. jobs.
GreenerPrinter has a long-standing commitment to the environment and eco-friendly business practices. The company's state-of-the-art digital facilities have been certified as a green business by the Association of Bay Area Governments. GreenerPrinter uses New Leaf™ environmental papers, known for their superior printing and high post-consumer recycled content. After printing, GreenerPrinter extends its stewardship to shipping practices, offsetting 100% of the climate impact with RECs.
"This purchase of wind RECs from Sterling Planet demonstrates our continued focus on providing printing services in an environmentally and socially responsible manner," says Mario Assadi, Founder and President of GreenerPrinter. "We selected Sterling Planet as a business partner because we were looking for the greatest value that would enable us to do our part for the environment while continuing to deliver the best quality products at the lowest cost."
With this latest commitment to 100% wind energy, GreenerPrinter now gains entry in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership. "EPA recognizes GreenerPrinter for its continued dedication to environmentally responsible printing," said Matt Clouse, program director of EPA's Green Power Partnership. "We hope their leadership motivates other companies to take the initiative to support renewable energy sources like wind power."
"We commend GreenerPrinter for its environmental stewardship and its support of domestically produced clean energy that will help reduce our nation's dependence on foreign fuel sources," said Mel Jones, president and chief executive officer of Sterling Planet.
GreenerPrinter is an environmentally friendly printing and graphic communications company dedicated to helping individuals and organizations promote themselves in more sustainable ways. Based in Berkeley, CA, the company offers high-quality, affordable printing services, real-time print quotes and online ordering, state-of-the-art recycled papers, certification as an environmentally responsible company and shipping with zero climate impact.
About Sterling Planet
Sterling Planet offers comprehensive carbon neutral solutions for businesses, universities and organizations of all types, bringing together supply and demand side solutions in a rapidly emerging environmental market. The company currently is developing next-generation solar and bioenergy projects to produce 'green power' and verified carbon offsets and is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Climate Leaders partner, committed to net zero greenhouse gas emissions from its business operations.
Since 2001, sales of renewable energy to 928 business clients, 43 colleges and universities, 136 government agencies, 52 utilities and thousands of residential customers have avoided 25 billion pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, which compares to taking 2 million cars off the road for a year.