Top 10 Green Power Users — Ready for a Shock?

By | September 8, 2009

I’ve been saying for awhile that the printing industry has a strong story to tell on the issue of sustainability, and certainly, there are those who are out there shouting some of the industry’s great data from the rooftops (great Print CEO post on the “not so greenness” of door-to-door canvasing, Richard Romano!)

But what I love even more than great data is companies that walk the walk. I love when I accidentally run across something that shows me that a company is not just talking sustainability but walking it.

This morning, I went on the EPA’s Green Power Partners website to look at the country’s biggest users of green power (wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, and others). You know who was in the Top 10? Mohawk Fine Papers — a paper company!

Yes, the big, bad print industry is proven to be at the top of sustainability again. It’s funny how that keeps happening, isn’t it?

Check it out!

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2 thoughts on “Top 10 Green Power Users — Ready for a Shock?

  1. Eric

    The top 10 list shows companies who can afford to buy offsets, not those who actually produce their own power on-site. My employer, Phoenix Press, of New Haven, CT is in the final stages of installing its own Northwind 100 kw wind turbine ON-SITE.

    Since our annual revenues are tiny compared to the large organizations on the list (we are a customer of Mohawk Paper), we went further and actually produce (Fall ’09) our own electricity for our printing operation. NO offsets here!

    The Top 10 list should take into consideration the annual revenues of a company in relation to it’s financial commitment towards ON-SITE electricity generation, not the purchasing of credits (permission-to-pollute).

    It’s good to see companies “get it” that pollution ultimately hurts their bottom line, but in the end, Top Performers can’t all be multi-million dollar companies!

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