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To become the premier purveyor of the finest coffee in the world while being environmentally conscientious is the mission of one Green Power Switch customer. Starbucks is very proud to be part of Green Power Switch, says District Manager Peter McNamara. One of our core mission principles is to make a positive contribution to the environment, and this program allows us to do so.
Starbucks arrived in the Valley in 1999, when it opened offices in Tennessee. Now it has nine stores in Nashville alone, and each one buys between five and 25 blocks of green power a month. Starbucks joined the Green Power Switch and Nashville Electric Service team in April 2000.
Since the beginning of our participation in green power, we have saved the equivalent energy of recycling 687,500 aluminum cans or 91,667 pounds of newspaper, says McNamara. We look forward to our continued participation in the program as we expand our business and would encourage every community-conscious business to join as well. The cost is minimal and the benefits are great.