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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Endangered Species Chocolate looks to the skies

As if we all needed another excuse to eat sweets...

Here are two more:
1. Endangered Species Chocolate donates 10 percent of its net profits to support species, habitat and humanity.

2. Today the company becomes 100-percent powered by wind farms in Indiana and Texas.
The move will circumvent an estimated 868 metric tons of CO2 emissions - the one-year equivalent of 159 passenger vehicles or 120 average American homes, according to the Environmental Protection Agency's Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator.

It's just one of several changes the company has made in joining the EPA's voluntary Green Power Partnership. Others: a reduction in material scrap to less than 2 percent; an estimated 40-percent drop in 2009 energy usage thanks to HVAC and electrical systems improvements and warehouse lighting reductions; and a daily savings of 500 gallons of water thanks to a new, more efficient washing machine.

"This commitment aligns with our company vision to manifest the Earth as a habitat where species and humanity flourish," CEO Wayne Zink said.

I'm consider forwarding that vision this Halloween by ordering a 24-pack of individually wrapped milk or dark chocolate pieces for $6.72 here. Otherwise I'll surely pick up a piece in my local Walgreens check-out aisle.

Now that I'm vouching for the cause, let's see if I can vouch for the taste. (Excuse No. 3...)

-- Sandra M. Klepach,


Blogger Amy said...

We are so glad to find you and are thrilled to be in the company of so many fine pets and their people.

While Endangered Species Chocolate (ESC) is not explicitly pet-related, as a company we are guided by Albert Schweitzer's reverence for life ethic—which speaks to the inherent value in all living beings. Moreover, many of our employees are pet owners. In fact, Friday is bring-your-dog-to-work day @ ESC. Now while our furry canine friends would naturally love to sniff things out in production, that is certainly not allowed—both for quality control reasons as well as for the sake of their good health. We keep them with us in our LEED-registered administrative offices and find that having our four-legged family members close by soothes our chocolate-loving souls.

Thanks so much again!
Amy Hollrah
Endangered Species Chocolate

October 7, 2009 at 3:07 PM 

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