MOM's Organic Market Announces TerraPass Your Gas Initiative to Offset its Customers' Carbon Impact from Travel to and from MOM's Stores

Nov 14, 2011, 12:00 ET from MOM's - My Organic Market

ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MOM's Organic Market, the DC / Baltimore region's homegrown organic grocer, announced today a progressive carbon offset partnership with TerraPass Inc., a US company which offers verified carbon reduction projects across the country.

MOM's Organic Market will purchase carbon credits from TerraPass in direct proportion to the emissions released from its customers' shopping trips. MOM's estimates it will be able to offset over 6,000 tons of CO2 per year. This will be equivalent to eliminating the annual greenhouse emissions from 1,067 passenger vehicles or the CO2 emissions from consuming 621,400 gallons of gasoline. MOM's will use zip code data from its customers to estimate mileage driven to and from MOM's stores.

"In addition to previous launched initiatives such as Think Outside The Bag, We Love Inflation, and Ban The Bottle, TerraPass Your Gas supports MOM's Purpose, which is to protect and restore the environment," says founder and CEO Scott Nash.

TerraPass will use funds received from MOM's to sponsor four types of leading–edge clean energy and efficiency projects such as wind power, dairy farm methane digesters, landfill gas capture and coal mine capture. An independent third party environmental auditor verifies each TerraPass offset purchase against industry leading standards.

About MOM's Organic Market

In 1987 with $100 in his pocket, Scott Nash, founder of MOM's Organic Market, started a home delivery/mail order company of organic foods out of his mother's garage. Since then, MOM's has grown to become the region's premier chain of locally owned and operated organic grocery stores, offering an incredible selection of organic products at everyday low prices. MOM's currently operates eight stores in the metro area including: Alexandria, VA, Bowie, MD, College Park, MD, Frederick, MD, Herndon, VA, Jessup, MD, Rockville, MD, and Timonium, MD. MOM's will open stores in 2012 in Merrifield, VA and Waldorf, MD.

SOURCE MOM's - My Organic Market