HOUSTON, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Just Energy, a leading North American retailer of natural gas, electricity and green energy, is pleased to announce a partnership with Stevens Institute of Technology to offer exclusive energy and green lifestyle products through a special program created for the Institute and its community.
Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology is a premier, private research university located in Hoboken, New Jersey. Comprised of three schools and one college, the University is home to more than 6,100 undergraduate and graduate students, and 350 faculty members. Through the affinity program, Just Energy will provide customized natural gas, electricity and green energy products to current students and family members, employees, local community, as well as alumni via the alumni association.
Just Energy will also introduce its carbon offset initiative, JustGreen™ Lifestyle. The program offers the Stevens community unique solutions to reduce their environmental footprint through carbon offsets generated from green project facilities across North America. Simple, convenient product options – available through www.justgreencommunity.com – will help the university pursue a carbon-free campus and offset their greenhouse gas emissions, as well as help individuals reduce their own personal carbon footprint resulting from their everyday energy consumption.
With an investment of over $70 million in green energy, Just Energy supports a highly diverse portfolio of carbon offset and renewable energy projects across North America.
"We are excited to enter into this new partnership with Stevens through which participants will benefit from exclusive pricing and customized product offerings, including innovative options to help the university and its community reduce their environmental impact" says James Lewis, Chief Operating Officer at Just Energy. "With this partnership well-established, we look forward to building additional, similar relationships with other academic institutions and alumni associations."
"Stevens is always looking for ways to reduce its carbon footprint," said Stevens President Nariman Farvardin. "We were excited to hear about this partnership with Just Energy, which will help Stevens and its extended community to better protect and preserve the environment."
The affinity program is anticipated to launch prior to the end of the current school year.
About Just Energy Group Inc.:
Established in 1997, Just Energy (NYSE: JE and TSX: 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 two 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. The Company's JustGreen® products provide consumers with the ability to help them reduce the environmental impact of their everyday energy use. Just Energy is the parent to Amigo Energy, Commerce Energy, Hudson Energy, Hudson Energy Solar, National Home Services, Momentis, Tara Energy and Terra Grain Fuels. Visit www.justenergy.com to learn more. Also, find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
About JustGreen Lifestyle
JustGreen Lifestyle, www.justgreencommunity.com, is Just Energy Group's green energy initiative that can help us all work towards a cleaner plant 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 Stevens Institute of Technology:
Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University®, is a premier, private research university situated in Hoboken, N.J. overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Founded in 1870, technological innovation has been the hallmark and legacy of Stevens' education and research programs for more than 140 years. Within the university's three schools and one college, more than 6,100 undergraduate and graduate students collaborate with more than 350 faculty members in an interdisciplinary, student-centric, entrepreneurial environment to advance the frontiers of science and leverage technology to confront global challenges. Stevens is home to three national research centers of excellence, as well as joint research programs focused on critical industries such as healthcare, energy, finance, defense and STEM education. The university is the fastest-rising college in the U.S. News & World Report ranking of the best national universities, and it is consistently ranked among the nation's elite for return on investment for students, career services programs, and mid-career salaries of alumni. Stevens is in the midst of a 10-year strategic plan, The Future. Ours to Create., designed to further extend the Stevens legacy to create a forward-looking and far-reaching institution with global impact.
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