Santa Monica, California – (The Hosting News) – September 23, 2009 – The Green Geeks firm has purchased green power and will join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership.
Green Geeks, LLC is purchasing more than 48,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, which is enough green power to meet 300 percent of the organizations purchased electricity use. Green Geeks, LLC is buying renewable energy certificates (RECs) from Bonneville Environmental Foundation, a leading national supplier of green power products.
Trey Gardner, CEO of Green Geeks explained, ”This is a huge honor and we are proud to be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. We’ve always been diligent and we’ve worked hard to make Green Geeks the most eco friendly company we could be. When the EPA contacted us we were pleased to find out that companies like ours could get the support of the EPA through their Green Power Partner Program. We look forward to working with the EPA and their Program to further the cause for more companies to go green.”
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.
Kathleen Hogan, Director of the Climate Protection Partnerships Division at EPA noted, ”EPA is pleased to welcome Green Geeks to the Green Power Partnership. We applaud their commitment to using green power to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”
According to the U.S. EPA, Green Geek’s green power purchase of more than 48,000 (kWh) is equivalent to avoiding the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of more than 6 passenger vehicles per year, or is the equivalent amount of electricity needed to power more than 5 average American homes annually.
Green Geeks LLC provides shared, reseller and dedicated server web hosting as well as domain name registration and domain management. Green Geeks has offices in Toronto, Chicago and Los Angeles and they service customers in over 40 countries World Wide. Since the start of operations Green Geeks has been an eco-friendly web host with 300% green energy purchases.
Founded in 1998 and based in Portland, Ore., Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) is an entrepreneurial nonprofit that engages market forces and ingenuity to help people address our most pressing energy and water issues. Through sales of carbon offsets, BEF supports renewable energy development and education and long-term watershed restoration. Bonneville Environmental Foundation recently established a subsidiary, BEF Renewable Incorporated, to initiate innovative renewable energy projects and partner with tax-exempt entities, such as schools, cities, tribal governments and other nonprofits, to help them develop renewable energy projects.
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.
To learn more about the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, please visit: b-e-f.org.
For additional information about The Green Power Partnership, please visit: www.epa.gov/greenpower.
To learn more about Green Geeks, please visit: www.GreenGeeks.com.