Endangered Species Chocolate looks to the skies
Here are two more:
1. Endangered Species Chocolate donates 10 percent of its net profits to support species, habitat and humanity.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.
2. Today the company becomes 100-percent powered by wind farms in Indiana and Texas.
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, SKlepach@News-Herald.com