Planet Organic Markets Harnesses Wind Energy
PLANET ORGANIC MARKETS (a division of Planet Organic Health Corp (TSX-V, POH)), Canada’s leading natural and organic supermarket chain, has become a part of the growing number of businesses harnessing wind power. In an effort to ramp up its environmental efforts, the company has purchased wind power for all their computers.
Planet Organic Markets has signed an agreement to buy electricity from the Pembina Institute, a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to sustainable energy solutions. The bulk purchase for 24- Megawatt hours of wind energy is equivalent to 24 tonnes of CO2 emissions. This is equal to taking 20 average cars off the road for an entire year!
“Planet Organic Market’s commitment to health is impressive. Health and the environment go hand in hand – you are what you eat, breathe and drink. Planet Organic recognizes this and knows that clean, renewable sources of energy have direct health benefits and are worth investing in,” said Tina Barzo, Wind Power Program Coordinator for the Pembina Institute. “We make it possible for anyone to purchase wind power, whether they want to start small or jump right in and go carbon neutral!”
"We're committed to environment responsibility," says Diane Shaskin, Vice-President, Marketing of Planet Organic Markets. "Wind power is a perfect way for many companies to reduce their impact on the earth."
Planet Organic’s EcoKarma Committee, composed of company employees, helped to source the Pembina Institute. “This was in keeping with our effort to support the company’s motto of ‘Good Food, Good for You, Good for the Earth,’” said Committee chair, Pat Tufts, manager of Planet’s Calgary store.
Planet Organic recently announced a partnership with the Sierra Club, a non-profit environmental organization. In addition, Planet Organic sponsors 15 children through the Foster Parents Plan.
For more information contact:
Development Associate, Wind Power Program
The Pembina Institute
403-269-3344 ext. 117
Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator
Planet Organic Market
Phone: 250-727-9838 ext. 34