EPA Recognizes EarthPeople for Leading Green Power Purchase

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Purchase Supports New Development of Clean Renewable Resources

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We are proud to be recognized by the U.S. EPA. Purchasing green power helps our organization model sustainability for our clients while sending a message to others across the U.S.

EarthPeople, a sustainability communications firm, is continuing its purchase of green power and its partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership. EarthPeople purchases 100 percent wind energy from Green Mountain Energy Company to power its office, estimated at 10,000 kilowatt-hours (kWH) annually. This demonstrates a proactive choice to switch away from traditional sources of electricity generation and support cleaner renewable energy.

“This is a huge honor and we are proud to be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,” said Anna Clark, president of EarthPeople. “Purchasing green power helps our organization model sustainability for our clients, while also sending a message to others across the U.S. that supporting clean sources of electricity is a sound business decision and an important choice in reducing climate risk.”

Green power is electricity that is generated from environmentally preferable renewable resources, such as wind, solar, geothermal, biogas, biomass, and low-impact hydro. Purchases of green power help accelerate the development of new renewable energy capacity nationwide and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector.

“Conventional electricity use is the single-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S.,” said Blaine Collison, Director of EPA’s Green Power Partnership. “By continuing its impressive commitment to purchase 100 percent green power, EarthPeople is reducing carbon pollution and helping to protect public health, and we encourage other organizations to follow their lead.”

About EarthPeople
EarthPeople is a sustainability communications firm that helps organizations profit from branding, corporate social responsibility, marketing and public relations strategies. Since 2005, EarthPeople has helped clients from startups and non-profits to Fortune 500 companies recoup resources while bolstering their brands. Aligning with internationally-recognized experts to serve a global market, EarthPeople operates from a Platinum LEED-certified office in Dallas, powered by 100% wind, and contributes to conservation efforts around the world. For more information, visit http://www.earthpeopleco.com.

About Green Mountain Energy Company
Green Mountain, the nation’s leading competitive retail provider of cleaner energy and carbon offset solutions, was founded in 1997 with the mission to “change the way power is made.” The company is the longest serving green power marketer in the U.S. and believes in using wind, sun and water for good. Green Mountain offers consumers and businesses the choice of cleaner electricity products from renewable sources, as well as a variety of carbon offset products and sustainable solutions for businesses. One of Green Mountain’s largest customers is the “world’s most famous office building,” the Empire State Building in New York City. Green Mountain customers have collectively helped avoid over 19.4 billion pounds of CO2 emissions. For more information, visit http://www.GreenMountain.com and learn more about the campaign for good at http://www.greenmountain.com/forgood.

About EPA’s Green Power Partnership
The Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program that encourages organizations to buy green power as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with electricity use. The Partnership currently has more than 1,300 Partner organizations voluntarily purchasing billions of kilowatt-hours of green power annually. Partners include a wide variety of leading organizations such as Fortune 500® companies, small and medium sized businesses, local, state, and federal governments, and colleges and universities. For additional information, please visit http://www.epa.gov/greenpower.

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