EPA Recognizes Impressions Inc. Among Nation’s Leading Green Power Purchasers

ST. PAUL, MN—August 4, 2009—Impressions Inc. announced today that it appears on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) new Top 20 Printers List of the largest green power purchasers in the commercial printing business. The printers is purchasing nearly 2 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, which is enough green power to meet 45 percent of the organization’s purchased electricity use.

The Top 20 Printers List, which debuted on July 27, is one of nine Top Partner Lists that EPA releases quarterly, highlighting some of America’s largest green power purchasers. Impressions Incorporated currently ranks No. 19 on EPA’s Top 20 Printers List. All of EPA’s Top Partner Lists are available at http://www.epa.gov/greenpower/toplists/.

Green power is electricity that is generated from environmentally preferable renewable resources, such as wind, solar, geothermal, biogas, biomass and low-impact hydro. These resources generate electricity with a net zero increase in carbon dioxide emissions, while offering a superior environmental profile compared to traditional power generation sources. Green power purchases also support the development of new renewable energy generation sources nationwide.

“EPA commends our leading partners for their continued commitment to protecting the environment by using green power,” said Kathleen Hogan, Director of the Climate Protection Partnerships Division at EPA. “By supporting green power, Impressions Incorporated is reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, supporting clean energy technologies, and contributing to a clean energy future.”

According to the U.S. EPA, Impressions Incorporated’s green power purchase of nearly 2 million kWh is equivalent to avoiding the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of nearly 200 passenger vehicles per year, or is the equivalent amount of electricity needed to power more than 100 average American homes annually.

About Impressions Inc.
Impressions Inc. is a privately held, family owned specialty printing and packaging company. They specialize in production, printing and packaging for the pharmaceutical, medical device, personal care, software, specialty food and private label industries. They are constantly searching for new ways to protect the environment by conservation, recycling, and research and development. Their commitment to quality, innovation, and reliability has made them a leader in the industry. For more information, please visit www.i-i.com.

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 purchased electricity use. The Partnership currently has more than 1,100 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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