Thursday, October 9, 2008

Steaz Helps Out the Environment By Supporting NativeEnergy Carbon Offset Programs

"NEWTOWN, Pa., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Steaz(R), the category leader in the healthy and organic beverage market has announced the company will offset the annual carbon dioxide emissions of its operations by participating in renewable energy projects funded by NativeEnergy, a high quality carbon offset provider focusing on new Native American, farmer-owned, and community-based projects. The agreement will enable Steaz, producer of Fair Trade Certified Steaz(R) Sparkling Green Teas, Steaz(R) Diet Sparkling Green Teas, Steaz(R) Energy(TM) and Steaz(R) Organic Iced Teaz(TM), to mitigate its environmental impact by an estimated 1,044 tons of carbon annually through Steaz's support of three community-based NativeEnergy projects, the Colonie Landfill Gas to Energy project, the Dovan Farm Manure Digester Project and the Cascade Sierra Solutions Truck Efficiency project.

'We view our relationship with NativeEnergy as an opportunity to take our commitment to earth-friendly business practices to a whole new level,' said Eric Schnell, co-founder of Steaz. 'Our company's mission has always been to build a healthier world with great tasting, good-for-you beverages for the mind, body, and soul. With our support of high quality projects managed by NativeEnergy, we've achieved our long-held goal of countering our environmental impact through meaningful initiatives, ensuring that our beverages continue to respect our planet too."

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