Phoenix Press, Pearson Among 18 EPA Green Power Partners Given Leadership Awards
WASHINGTON, DC—Oct. 20, 2010—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the 10th annual Green Power Leadership Awards, which honor 18 EPA Green Power Partners for their achievements in using green power, helping to grow the nation’s voluntary green power market, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The award winners are using more than 5 billion kilowatt hours of green power annually, equivalent to the annual carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of more than 700,000 vehicles.
Two of the winners are in the graphic arts industry sector:
On-site Generation—Phoenix Press, Inc.
Phoenix Press, Inc. is a family-owned and operated printer located in New Haven, Connecticut. In 2010, the printer installed one of the state’s largest wind turbines—a 100 kilowatt turbine that produces approximately 165,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity a year. The turbine provides 40 percent of Phoenix Press’ yearly electricity use.
In addition to providing electricity, the highly-visible wind turbine serves as an educational and community centerpiece. Phoenix Press’ wind turbine received its name “Gust” through a local K-8 school contest. The printer also conducts turbine and facility tours for community residents.
Purchasing green power is one aspect of Phoenix Press’ growing environmental sustainability program. The printer also purchases Forest Stewardship Council-certified paper, uses soy and vegetable-based inks, and recycles 100 percent of its paper waste.
Green Power Purchasing—Pearson
Pearson is an international media company with businesses in education, business information, news media, and consumer publishing, including brands like Financial Times and Penguin Books.
Since joining the Green Power Partnership in 2004, Pearson has dramatically increased its green power purchase from almost two million kilowatt-hours (kWh) to more than 157 million kWh. This purchase includes a combination of renewable energy certificates (RECs) and utility green power products and ranks among the largest in the Partnership. The company’s U.S. operations now run on 100 percent green power.