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Green Power:  Kohl’s Utilizes Eco-Energy 100%

Department store chain, Kohl’s continues to lead the way for Fortune 500 companies in green energy use.

They’ve just announced their purchase of enough ‘green’ energy to qualify for 100% of their annual electricity to be from more sustainable sources, such as wind or solar power. This is definitely wonderful news and helps to give support for the eco-business mode that continues to be adopted among many large corporations.

“We recognize the importance of encouraging environmentally smart energy practices, and we aim to set a positive example in how we operate our buildings and run our business. Starting 2010 at 100 percent green power helps reduce our carbon footprint and brings us another step closer to achieving our goal of reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by the end of this year,” said Ken Bonning, Kohl’s executive vice president of store planning and logistics.

This environmental purchase of supporting eco-friendly energy sources makes a big impact on the health of our planet. It’s the equivalent of taking nearly 188,000 passenger vehicles off the road every year, or powering nearly 128,000 American homes with energy. As you can see LUX Nation, this green energy boost is not something Kohl’s has taken lightly. They’ve made a commitment to have zero greenhouse gas emissions by the end of the year and with this move it seems they’re right on track!

As of now they currently have the following eco-practices in place to assist them with their ‘Green Goals’:

* Each store has been built to help turn their waste into ‘green power’ much more efficiently.
* Kohl’s helps to generate over 80% of onsite solar power in nearly 80 of their locations in six different states.
* Kohl’s also supports wind farms in both Texas and North and South Dakota by purchasing from them annually.

We’re proud to have such a huge department brand taking green initiatives so seriously. It’s wonderful to see companies realizing their impact and using that influence to help make a positive difference.

If you’d like to learn more about their green initiatives, visit Kohlsgreenscene.com.

How do you feel about this ‘green energy’ purchase to support alternative energy sources that help support our planet? Does it matter to you if corporations such as this make a positive impact on the world?

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