For more than a century, AAA has been a trusted resource for Americans on the road. By offering these great offsetting options to their members, AAA is showing not only that it's concerned about the environment, but also that it's committed to doing its part to make a difference.
Austin, TX (PRWEB) July 15, 2008
BeGreen - the carbon offsets division of Green Mountain Energy Company - announced a partnership with AAA today to offer discounts on the purchase of carbon offset products to AAA members in select areas. The Automobile Club of Southern California, AAA New Mexico, AAA Hawaii, AAA Alabama, AAA Missouri (Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Eastern Kansas, Southern Indiana and Southern Illinois) and AAA Northern New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont) are participating. The partnership allows their 8.7 million members to purchase carbon offset products from BeGreen at a special 10 percent discount as part of the AAA 'Show Your Card & Save®' program.
AAA members in these six clubs will be able to receive discounts on any of BeGreen's Express products, including:
- The BeGreen Driver - Helps neutralize the annual estimated emissions for a vehicle, and is available in five quantities which correspond to the average fuel economy of a vehicle.
- The BeGreen Traveler - Allows travelers to offset the negative environmental impact of air travel, and is available in three quantities based on the amount and distance of travel.
- The BeGreen Home - Offsets the carbon emissions associated with cooling and heating homes based on the estimated annual electricity usage and the size of the home.
The discount also applies to BeGreen's Gift of Green products - biodegradable gifts containing seeds that can be planted to grow cilantro, Forget Me Not flowers or chili peppers. With each purchase of a these environmentally friendly gifts, BeGreen plants one native tree as part of a reforestation project with American Forests.
"While highway travel is an essential part of our daily activities, it also accounts for more than one quarter of our country's annual carbon emissions," said Gillan Taddune, chief environmental officer at Green Mountain Energy Company. "For more than a century, AAA has been a trusted resource for Americans on the road. By offering these great offsetting options to their members, AAA is showing not only that it's concerned about the environment, but also that it's committed to doing its part to make a difference."
About BeGreen and Green Mountain Energy Company
BeGreen is a division of Green Mountain Energy Company, the longest serving green power provider in the U.S. BeGreen 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 and REC products are also verified by an independent auditing firm to ensure their quality and effectiveness.