10 Businesses Join Green Business Alliance
Two years after a first round of 16 businesses made carbon-reduction pledges, 10 more firms have pledged some steps to reduce climate emissions by joining the Green Business Alliance. Susan Kruse — the director of the group that created the alliance, the Community Climate Collaborative — said that the first cohort of alliance signees pledged in 2021 to reduce their carbon emission 45% within five years. Kruse said the new cohort of 10 members has committed to reduce their emissions by 35% by 2027. She also noted that each member has also made an individual pledge to take action, ranging from a minimum of 30% and a maximum of 90%. The 10 new alliance members are Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center, East Point Energy, Hexagon Energy, Martin Horn, Pediatric Associates of Charlottesville, Piedmont Housing Alliance, the Southern Environmental Law Center, Thistlerock Mead Company, UVA Community Credit Union, and Westminster Canterbury of the Blue Ridge.
The Daily Progress – Hawes Spencer May 15, 2023