Sterling-Rice Group, a Boulder, Colo.-based brand-building and marketing communications firm, today announced it has purchased 339,300 kilowatt hours (kWh) of renewable energy credits (RECs) generated by wind farms across America. It has also made a company-wide commitment to offset its emissions produced from business travel. Sterling-Rice Group's REC and carbon offset purchase from Boulder, Colo.-based Renewable Choice Energy will offset 100 percent of the company's electricity use and 306 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions that will be generated from business travel.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that this purchase helps avoid the same amount of CO2 emissions produced by nearly 104 passenger vehicles annually.
”Our decision to commit to and invest in clean, renewable wind energy and to offset our company’s carbon emissions is well-aligned with our core belief in sustainability and in being good stewards of the environment,” said Rick Sterling, president and founding partner of Sterling-Rice Group. “Our belief is that if we create work and a community that is creative, healthy and inspiring, our employees, clients and environment will benefit.”
"Sterling-Rice Group’s purchase of RECs is part of the exciting growth of renewable energy production that is helping diversify this country’s energy mix.” said Quayle Hodek, CEO of Renewable Choice Energy. “This is a great example of the executive leadership approaching their commitment in a holistic way by offsetting both their electricity and their travel. It is forward-thinking companies like this that continue to advance the demand for a more sustainable future.”