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AJC saluted for green power

The American Jewish Committee was cited for its use of green power.

It was named to the elite Energy Leadership Club by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership for buying green power to meet all of its electricity needs in the United States.

AJC’s green power is derived from electricity generated from renewable resources such as solar, wind, geothermal, biogas, biomass and low-impact hydro sources.

AJC is the third largest nonprofit green power purchaser nationally among Green Power Partners, behind the Inter-American Development Bank and The World Bank Group. The organization has been a leading advocate for the development of energy policy that will reduce America’s dependence on foreign energy sources and protect the environment, and was the first nonprofit agency to offer its staff cash incentives to buy fuel-efficient vehicles.

The EPA’s Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program that encourages organizations to purchase green power to reduce the environmental impact associated with conventional electricity use.

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