TORONTO, July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- JustGreen™, a Just Energy Group Inc. (NYSE/TXE: JE) brand, is pleased to announce that it has reached an impressive milestone -- the purchasing of over 2 billion pounds of carbon emissions thanks to JustGreen's renewable and offset programs and their proactive "Green" customers. These joint efforts are the same as taking approximately 190,000 cars off the road or planting approximately 4.5 million trees.
"While we benefit from the many modern conveniences available at our disposal, every one of us contributes to the release of harmful carbon emissions in our day to day activities," says GP Manalac, JustGreen Executive VP. "We couldn't have reached over 2 billion pounds of offsets without the collective efforts of our customers and partners. We thank them and look forward to continuing to lessen the environmental impact we have on the planet, for current generations and those to come."
Celebrating the milestone
To celebrate, JustGreen Lifestyle is going to offset more harmful CO2 pollution with the help of its FaceBook promotion. The goal is to reach 10,000 pounds with every new like. Once the goal is reached, it will be doubled and 20,000 pounds of emissions will be offset by investing in a renewable energy source, like wind or solar. That is the same as planting 45 more trees.
As fans get engaged and we climb closer to the goal, there will be key milestones where great prizes can be drawn throughout the promotion. https://www.facebook.com/JustGreenLifestyle/app_131366273738542
"Fans win by learning more about offsetting pollution and the chance to win great prizes and our planet also benefits with more pollution being neutralized. It all about community working together," continues Manalac.
WHAT IS Carbon offsetting
Since we can't significantly reduce our carbon footprint on our own, the good news is that there are lifestyle choices you can make to reduce the pollution you contribute to and thus manage your carbon footprint. Washing with cold water, buying energy efficient appliances; carpooling; reducing consumption, recycling and installing energy efficient windows, doors and furnaces are just a few ways to reduce your overall environmental impact.
For the carbon emissions you can't eliminate on your own, you can purchase carbon offsets that support green energy programs that help mitigate environmental degradation. Buying a carbon offset is like subtracting from your environmental impact that results from your convenient lifestyle choices.
JustGreen's goal is to help customers become aware of the amount of carbon pollution every one of us creates -- and develop an action plan to reduce and neutralize their personal and household carbon footprint.
About JustGreen Lifestyle
JustGreen Lifestyle is Just Energy Group's green energy initiative that can help us all work towards a cleaner planet by pursuing renewable and sustainable energy solutions that support green projects across North America. The Company's JustGreen Lifestyle products provide consumers and businesses with the ability to help them reduce the environmental impact of their everyday energy use through carbon offsets and renewable energy credits.
About Just Energy Group Inc.
Established in 1997, Just Energy (TSX: JE) (NYSE:JE) is primarily a competitive retailer of natural gas and electricity. With offices located across the United States, Canada and now the United Kingdom, Just Energy serves close to 2 million residential and commercial customers through a wide range of energy programs and home comfort services, including fixed-price or price-protected energy program contracts, the rental of water heaters, furnaces and air conditioners and the installation of solar panels. Just Energy Group Inc. is the parent to Amigo Energy, Commerce Energy, Hudson Energy, Hudson Energy Solar, National Home Services, Momentis, Tara Energy and Terra Grain Fuels.
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