Skip to main content

Green alert: Whole Foods supports renewable energy


AUSTIN, Tex. Whole Foods announced the completion of its 2009 landmark 776 million-kilowatt-hour purchase of renewable energy credits, RECs, from wind farms.

The 2009 Whole Foods wind power purchase will help avoid up to 868 million pounds of carbon dioxide pollution. This has an environmental benefit that's similar to taking more than 72,000 cars off of the roads for a year or planting nearly 3.6 million mature trees.

"Our work with Whole Foods Market and E.ON Climate & Renewables North America is an example of how corporate responsibility initiatives are directly driving clean solutions to today's energy and environmental challenges," said Quayle Hodek, CEO of Renewable Choice Energy.

Learn more about environmental initiatives at Whole Foods Market at or download high resolution photos from the press room at

This ad will auto-close in 10 seconds