WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethical Electric, a renewable energy company providing 100 percent clean electricity to retail power customers across the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and Midwest, today announced it has donated over $1 million to environmental and social impact organizations.
Ethical Electric has steadily increased its total donations to charitable groups and partner organizations since inception in 2013, passing the $1 million milestone this month and nearly doubling total donations since early 2015.
Of the total amount, more than $543,000 has been donated in support of environmental/clean energy advocacy and education while nearly $523,000 has been donated in support of social impact and multi-issue organizations benefiting our planet and advancing equality, peace, justice, and equal opportunity.
"Ethical Electric's corporate giving has educated consumers about climate change, directly funded environmental projects, and expanded access to renewable energy," said Tom Matzzie, Founder and CEO of Ethical Electric. "Our mission since day one has been making clean energy available for everyone and our charitable giving helps create a world with less pollution and cleaner electricity."
Ethical Electric's charitable giving has powered it to the highest level of B Corp certification, with a company score 50 percent higher than the required score for B Corp certified companies. The company is also helping expand clean energy access as a founding Leadership member of the Coalition for Community Solar Access.
In addition to creating a positive impact on social issues, Ethical Electric makes it easy for customers to create environmental impacts. On average, each household that switches to Ethical Electric avoids 18,876 pounds of carbon pollution per year. The company's customers have kept more than 1.71 billion pounds of carbon dioxide out of the air, equivalent to preventing 827 million pounds of coal from being burned, and has had an environmental impact equivalent to preserving 734,000 acres of forest.
Ethical Electric is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and has quickly grown to become the fourth-largest direct-to-consumer renewable retail energy provider in the United States, expanding to eight states and the District of Columbia through campaign-based micro-targeting.
About Ethical Electric
Ethical Electric is a renewable energy company empowering utility customers to cut emissions and support clean energy through 100 percent renewable electricity. The company buys electricity from regional wind and solar farms in wholesale competitive energy markets and sells it to homes and businesses through their existing utilities instead of fossil fuel-based power. Ethical Electric is a Certified B Corporation, a member of the American Sustainable Business Council and the U.S. Green Building Council, and is certified with the highest available rating by Green America's Green Business Network, the first and largest network of socially and environmentally responsible business. For more information or to become a customer, visit www.ethicalelectric.com
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