Philly Area B Corps Purchase Renewable Energy from Fellow B Corp, Clean Currents
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 28, 2013) — Founding B Corps Untours and Mugshots Coffeehouse are now 100% wind powered through green energy supplier and fellow B Corp, Clean Currents.
Untours offers uniquely immersive European vacation packages, uniting people of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds. Mugshots Coffeehouse is committed to making positive contributions to community and environment. As Founding B Corps, both companies are committed to community, sustainability and their employees at the core of their business.
“For years it’s been important to us that we be 100% renewable. We are a travel company so we find it particularly important to offset the negative impact on the environment. We look for opportunities to partner with B Corps whenever possible and this seemed like a great opportunity to do just that,” says Brian Taussig-Lux, General Manager of Untours.
By purchasing 100% wind power through Clean Currents, the electricity consumption of Untours and Mugshots is now carbon neutral.
“We truly enjoy working with fellow B Corps,” says Gary Skulnik, Clean Currents President. “Not only do we share our mission and values, but we are also able to help grow the sustainable business movement together.”
“I hope that it sets an example for every business. The whole process is really easy and the rates are really competitive so there is no reason why every business shouldn’t be wind powered,” remarked Angie Vendetti, the owner of Mugshots Coffeehouse.
Combined, Untours and Mugshots Coffeehouse wind power purchase of 97,699 kilowatt-hours of electricity is equivalent to removing 151,966 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the atmosphere or removing 10 single-family homes from the electric grid.
Our purpose is to foster a healthy and healing society that unites people of different cultures and economic statuses. We feel it is imperative to reconnect people to each other and to the earth. We hope that we, as a company, can be the change we wish to see in the world. www.untours.com
About Mugshots Coffeehouse
Mugshots is committed to making a positive contribution to our community by being mindful of the environment and our neighbors, both local and global, in all our actions. We use only fair and sustainable, organic coffee and tea, and support organic agriculture and local farmers whenever possible. We compost 10 tons of waste every year, and use recyclable and biodegradable packaging both in our coffeehouses, and in our catering business. Mugshots is a founding member of B-Corp, “setting the new corporate standard for social and environmental performance.” www.mugshotscoffeehouse.com
About Clean Currents
Clean Currents is the Mid-Atlantic’s leading, independent green energy company, supplying both national and local Green-e Energy certified wind power through the grid to residences and businesses. Since its founding in 2005, Clean Currents has built a vibrant green community in the region, counting over 12,000 residential and 1,500 commercial customers across Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Pennsylvania. Last year, Clean Currents customers purchased enough wind to offset nearly 300,000,000 lbs of CO2e. Clean Currents is a registered Benefit LLC and a certified B-Corporation. www.cleancurrents.com