Curtis Packaging Honored for Clean Energy Leadership
Thursday, March 27, 2008
(Newtown, CT, March 25, 2008) – The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund honored Curtis Packaging as a 2008 recipient of the Connecticut Clean Energy Communities Award. The award recognized Curtis Packaging's commitment to clean, renewable energy and how their purchase is leading the success of the Clean Energy Community campaign in Newtown.
Curtis Packaging's commitment to renewable energy through the CTCleanEnergyOptions Program has resulted in the City of Newtown to qualify for a free solar energy system from the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund.
As part of this commitment, Curtis Packaging has purchased enough clean, renewable energy to account for 100 percent of their electricity needs, ranking them among the leaders in the Printing and Packaging Industry. The estimated environmental benefits of their renewable energy purchase are equivalent to not consuming 400,000 gallons of gasoline or offsetting the electricity use of 466 homes for one year.
Curtis Packaging's commitment to local renewables and their participation in the Connecticut Clean Communities Campaign is encouraging other business to get involved in this statewide effort.
"We thank the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund for recognizing our commitment with our environment and our community," said Don Droppo, Jr., Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "It is exciting to be part of an effort that delivers the benefits of clean energy to community where we live and work."
Curtis Packaging is the first printing and packaging company in North America to be 100% carbon neutral, use 100% renewable energy and to be FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified.