Ellwood Thompson's Natural Market Purchases Wind Power for 100% of Energy Use

Richmond, VA: Ellwood Thompson’s Natural Market, Virginia‘s largest independent natural foods store has shown its commitment to sustainable practices by purchasing American Wind for 100% of the energy needs at their Richmond, VA location. The purchase will promote the further development of renewable energy resources, decrease harmful pollutants and lessen our dependence on fossil fuels.

Using wind power is an important part of running a sustainable business. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the conventional way we produce electricity (primarily by burning fossil fuels) is the leading cause of industrial air pollution. Wind power offers a clean, cost effective alternative. By choosing American Wind Ellwood Thompson’s Natural Market is avoiding the creation of 2,926,766 pounds of carbon dioxide air pollution over the next two years. This is equivalent to not driving a car 3.2 million miles or planting 400 acres of trees.

“Part of Ellwood Thompson’s mission is to actively support the community and the environment,” said Melody Williams, Director of Marketing for Ellwood Thompson’s Natural Market. “From an environmental standpoint, the impact of these renewable energy purchases is huge. Using more wind energy means a cleaner environment with healthier air. Making this commitment simply reinforces our mission.”

American Wind is a blend of wind power certificates from new wind farms nationwide. Wind power certificates represent clean, renewable energy produced from domestic wind farms, including all emission offsets. By purchasing American Wind, consumers have a direct impact on how our country produces energy. American Wind is Green-e certified, meeting the highest environmental and consumer protection standards. Wind power is the fastest growing source of energy in the country. Each time an electricity user chooses American Wind, the mix of energy in the national grid becomes cleaner for everyone.

“Ellwood Thompson’s Natural Market has shown foresight that the decisions made today will effect generations to come. By purchasing American Wind for their building, their company is ensuring a brighter, cleaner future for us all,” said Quayle Hodek, CEO of Renewable Choice Energy. “American Wind is now available anywhere in the country for individuals, companies and institutions looking for an alternative to fossil fuels.”

Renewable Choice Energy is the leading grassroots renewable energy company. The company is working with businesses, residential customers, universities and government to make affordable green power available nationwide.

Visit www.renewablechoice.com to learn how wind power can work for you.
Ellwood Thompson’s Mission is to exceed our customer’s health and wellness expectations by providing quality natural and organic products delivered by a knowledgeable, caring staff. We actively support our local community, the environment, and meaningful work for our staff.