San Francisco, Calif. (PRWEB) January 15, 2008
Jeremiah's Pick Coffee Co. of San Francisco announced that effective 2008, its business operations would be carbon neutral. Carbon neutral businesses purchase carbon offsets, helping to create clean energy and to offset the tons of carbon dioxide that are created by burning fossil fuels. Examples of clean energy include wind farms and farm power created by methane digesters. Jeremiah's Pick has purchased carbon offset credits from San Francisco based TerraPass for 2008.
Jules Kragen, CEO of Jeremiah's Pick commented, "Global warming is an issue that is not going to go away unless every person and every business starts to meet it head on. Each business has a choice, to hide its head in the sand and hope or to take steps to begin dealing with this complex and ultimately catastrophic issue. We are proud to be working with TerraPass to make our contribution and encourage every small and medium sized business to do the same. We will be taking steps to reduce our energy use and shrink our carbon footprint over the coming years in conjunction with the use of offsets.
"We applaud Jeremiah's Pick for taking responsibility for its carbon footprint," said TerraPass CEO Erik Blachford. "They are proving that small businesses can be an important part of the solution to global warming. We are very pleased they chose TerraPass to help them balance out their carbon emissions."
About Jeremiah's Pick: Founded in San Francisco in 1993, Jeremiah's Pick prides itself on the quality of its hand picked and carefully roasted coffees and their small batch roasting techniques. The company specializes in creating innovative coffees and programs for groceries, restaurants and hotels throughout the United States. For more information please visit http://www.jeremiahspick.com or call us at 877-JEREMIAH.
About TerraPass: Launched in 2004, TerraPass is the leading consumer retailer and marketer of greenhouse gas reduction offsets. Over 75,000 TerraPasses have been sold to individuals, families and businesses to balance out the global warming impact of their flying, driving and home energy use. Together, TerraPass customers have reduced more than 600 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, the primary cause of climate change. TerraPass works by funding clean energy and greenhouse gas reduction projects throughout the U.S., including wind farms and biomass energy. Every TerraPass offset purchase and marketing claim is verified by an independent auditor, the nonprofit Center for Resources Solutions, creator of Green-e, the nation's leading renewable energy certification program. For more information visit http://www.terrapass.com.