This past week, we teamed up with our friends at Urban Grid Solar in Richmond, VA to install eight photovoltaic panels on our south facing roof. These initial 8 panels will be the first of many more to help reduce our environmental impact and help set new sustainable standards in the Richmond community.
These steps go hand in hand with our Environmental Pledge:
At Ellwood Thompson’s, we realize that our actions directly impact our community and environment. It is our goal to establish new environmental standards in our community and beyond.
We make every effort to bring awareness to environmental issues and more importantly, practice what we preach. We strive to reduce our waste, recycle and compost everything we can, support alternative modes of transportation and incorporate green building methods into our store.
Being a sustainable community partner is something that we owe to our planet.
These initial eight panels will offset our energy consumption equal to not driving 100,000 car miles. That might not be much, but it’s a start. With our new and restructured Environmental Pledge in place, you’ll be seeing a lot more sustainable changes in the near future. To learn more about Urban Grid Solar, click here.