Either for work or for personal reasons, everyone wants and needs the convenience of air travel. This is a practical way for people to make a difference by reducing the impact of that travel on the environment, and we are thrilled to participate with the American Airlines AAdvantage program to bring a carbon offset option to the millions of AAdvantage members worldwide.
Austin, Texas (PRWEB) May 13, 2008
BeGreen, the carbon offsets division of Green Mountain Energy Company, announced its participation in the American Airlines AAdvantage® program. The exclusive offer provides eco-conscious AAdvantage members with the opportunity to earn miles while also reducing their impact on global warming through the purchase of carbon offset products and "green" gifts from BeGreen's online store.
As part of this participation, AAdvantage members can purchase any of BeGreen's Express products including the BeGreen Driver, BeGreen Flyer or the BeGreen Home through BeGreen's Web site -- and earn miles for doing it. The products are designed to offset the carbon emissions associated with daily activities such as driving cars, traveling by airplane and cooling and heating homes. For each dollar spent on the purchase of these carbon offset solutions, BeGreen will award AAdvantage members five miles.
Members also can earn ten AAdvantage miles for every dollar spent purchasing any of BeGreen's signature eco-products, known as Gift of Greens -- biodegradable gifts containing seeds that can be planted to grow cilantro, Forget Me Not flowers or chili peppers. With each purchase of these environmentally friendly gifts, BeGreen plants one native tree as part of a reforestation project with American Forests.
"Now more than ever, people are paying attention to the environmental impact of their actions and looking for earth-friendly solutions -- and if they can earn a bonus for their 'green' actions, it's all the better," said Gillan Taddune, chief environmental officer of Green Mountain Energy Company. "Either for work or for personal reasons, everyone wants and needs the convenience of air travel. This is a practical way for people to make a difference by reducing the impact of that travel on the environment, and we are thrilled to participate with the American Airlines AAdvantage program to bring a carbon offset option to the millions of AAdvantage members worldwide."
To purchase BeGreen products and begin earning miles, AAdvantage members can go to BeGreen's Web site (http://www.BeGreenNow.com) and enter their AAdvantage number or visit American Airlines' Web site (http://www.aa.com) and click on the "Partners & Mileage Programs" link in the "AAdvantage" section. BeGreen is listed in the "Retail & Gifts" section.
About BeGreen Carbon Offsets
BeGreen Carbon Offsets (http://www.begreennow.com) is a division of Green Mountain Energy Company, the longest serving green power provider in the U.S. BeGreen provides education about the serious effects of harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and offers businesses and consumers simple and effective ways to reduce their carbon footprint through the purchase of renewable energy, forest sequestration and other project-based offsets. BeGreen's carbon calculators follow the EPA Climate Leaders methodology, which is based on the World Resources Institute's Greenhouse Gas Protocol (WRI GHG), a widely accepted industry standard. All purchases and sales of BeGreen's carbon offset projects are also verified by an independent auditing firm to ensure their quality and effectiveness.