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Over 75% of the electricity generated in Kansas comes from burning coal. According to the EPA, burning fossil fuels to produce our electricity is the number one source of industrial air pollution. Part of the wind power Whole Foods Markets is purchasing will come from the Gray County Wind Farm in Kansas. Using more wind power and burning less coal improves local air quality in Kansas and reduces the major pollutants responsible for climate change.
We purchase wind power to show our shoppers and team members that we walk our talk with dedication to our green mission to be a leader in environmental stewardship, said Rebecca Miller, Store Marketing Director. In keeping with our Whole Planet philosophy, Whole Foods Market made the commitment to investing in the growth of wind power.
The Kansas City store joins Colorado and New Mexico, where all Whole Foods Market stores use wind power. Together, these stores are purchasing 24.9 million kWh of wind power preventing over 34 million pounds of CO2 pollution each year. This has the same environmental impact as not burning 9,313 tons of coal or taking 7,000 commuters off the road.
In 2004, Whole Foods Market was awarded the national Environmental Protection Agencys Green Power Leadership Award for their efforts to support wind power. Todays purchase is the first time Kansas has been a part of this ground-breaking effort.
Whole Foods Market is purchasing wind power from Renewable Choice Energy, in the form of renewable energy certificates. Renewable Choice Energy is a leading national provider of wind power, selling renewable energy certificates from wind farms across the country.