|BeGreen® Partners With AAA to Provide Discounts on Carbon Offset Products|
Members of Six AAA Clubs Now Have Opportunity to Purchase Discounted Carbon Offset Products Through ‘Show Your Card & Save®’ Program
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AUSTIN, Texas — July 10, 2008 — BeGreen® — the carbon offsets division of Green Mountain Energy Company — announced a partnership with AAA today to offer discounts on the purchase of carbon offset products to AAA members in select areas. The Automobile Club of Southern California, AAA New Mexico, AAA Hawaii, AAA Alabama, AAA Missouri (Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Kansas, South Indiana, South Illinois) and AAA Northern New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont) are participating. The partnership allows their 8.7 million members to purchase carbon offset products from BeGreen at a special 10 percent discount as part of the AAA ‘Show Your Card & Save®’ program.
AAA members in these six clubs will be able to receive discounts on any of BeGreen’s Express products, including:
The discount also applies to BeGreen’s Gift of Green products — biodegradable gifts containing seeds that can be planted to grow cilantro, Forget Me Not flowers or chili peppers. With each purchase of a these environmentally friendly gifts, BeGreen plants one native tree as part of a reforestation project with American Forests.
“While highway travel is an essential part of our daily activities, it also accounts for more than one quarter of our country’s annual carbon emissions,” said Gillan Taddune, chief environmental officer at Green Mountain Energy Company. “For more than a century, AAA has been a trusted resource for Americans on the road. By offering these great offsetting options to their members, AAA is showing not only that it’s concerned about the environment, but also that it’s committed to doing its part to make a difference.”
BeGreen is a division of Green Mountain Energy Company, the longest serving green power provider in the U.S. BeGreen offers businesses and consumers simple and effective ways to reduce their carbon footprint through the purchase of renewable energy, forest sequestration and other project-based offsets. BeGreen’s carbon calculators follow the EPA Climate Leaders methodology, which is based on the World Resources Institute’s Greenhouse Gas Protocol (WRI GHG), a widely accepted industry standard. All purchases and sales of BeGreen’s carbon offset and REC products are also verified by an independent auditing firm to ensure their quality and effectiveness.
About Green Mountain Energy Company
Green Mountain, the nation’s leading provider of cleaner energy and carbon offset solutions, began in 1997 with a simple idea: “to change the way power is made.” The company offers consumers and businesses the choice of cleaner electricity products using renewable sources such as wind, water and solar that help reduce the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted into the air. Green Mountain customers have collectively helped avoid over 4.1 million tons of CO2 emissions .
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