REI strives to run its business in ways that help ensure there is an outdoors to enjoy. The co-op assesses its climate impact to better identify and address strengths and opportunities. For example, REI has invested in over 860 kilowatts of on-site energy generation – solar electronic systems, solar hot water heaters and building-integrated photovoltaics – because it provides carbon-free energy and financial benefit to REI. Examining its carbon footprint allows REI to identify reductions and costs savings and helps the co-op plan for a future that includes constraints on resources like fossil fuels, energy and water. REI’s climate successes are achieved via industry collaboration to drive innovation and represent one element of the co-op’s stewardship effort to protect natural spaces and help people to get active in the outdoors.
"Amtrak has a mission of "Safer, Greener, Healthier," and we are pleased that Climate Counts is recognizing our greenhouse gas reduction efforts. Passenger rail travel has many components that make it energy and environmentally efficient. We used these factors as a springboard to "green" Amtrak using new technologies and management actions along with national policy support for more rail routes."
-Joseph Boardman, President and CEO of Amtrak