Half Price Goes GreenMarch 11, 2009 at 8:52 am | Posted in News, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Half Price Books is going green. One of our favorite destinations for bargain-priced books, the nation’s largest family-owned new (but cheap!) and used bookstore chain announced on Monday that it is purchasing pollution-free wind energy for thirty stores and other facilities in its home state of Texas over the next three years. Planning to purchase about 11.3 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of wind power a year, Half Price Books has been recognized by the US. Environmental Protection Agency as an EPA Green Power Partner for its leading green power purchase.
By purchasing the wind power, Dallas-based Half Price will offset about 15 million pounds of carbon dioxide. That is the equivalent of planting 901,000 trees or recycling 6 million pounds of newspaper.
According to a company press release, Half Price “sponsors the Half Pint Library Book Drive at each of its stores, donating thousands of books to hospitals and clinics throughout the United States.” Free books for the needy. That’s good karma.