Sometime back, I decided to answer a question that had been dogging me. “If I did an Internet search, how many printers could I find who use 100% wind power?” I published the results here on The Inspired Economist. Since that time, I have asked the industry to provide feedback on printers I missed and I got lots of additions to my list.
There are two ways printers can use 100% wind power. They can purchase wind power from their utility companies directly. Or, if their utility company doesn’t directly purchase wind power, they can purchase Renewable Energy Credits from the company, which essentially has the same effect.
Here is the current list of printing companies I have collected that use one or the other to purchase 100% of their energy use from wind. As I noted last time, what’s interesting to me is that many of these companies’ commitments to wind power are not recent. Many of the announcements go back to 2006, and in the case of EcoPrint, it’s been using 100% wind since 2003.
- CPS Printing & Cordius Group—Carlsbad, CA
- Arizona Lithographers—Tuczon, AZ
- Curtis Packaging—Sandy Hook, CT
- EcoPrint—Silver Spring, MD
- EnvirofriendlyPrinting.com—Peetz, CO
- General Converting Inc.—Bollingbrook, IL
- Globe Lithographing—Ridgefield Park, NJ
- GreenerPrinter.com—Berkley, CA
- Herron Printing & Graphics—Gaithersburg, VA
- J. S. McCarthy Printers—Augusta, ME
- Johnson Printing & Packaging Corporation—Fridley, MN
- Merit Printing—Minneapolis, MN
- Monroe Litho—Rochester, NY
- MOSAIC Printing—Cheverly, MD
- PrintingForLess—Livingston, MT
- Quality Printing—Anderson, IN
- Recycled Paper Printing—Boston, MA
- Sandy Alexander—Clifton, NJ
Have one to add to my list? Send me an email at [email protected].
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Photo: Courtesy of Curtis Packaging