Pizza Fusion, EarthEra® Announce Pioneering Environmental Partnership
Industry-First Program Will Carbon Balance Consumer Dining Experience, Help Build New Renewable Energy
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pizza Fusion, a pioneer in the natural and organic restaurant movement, today announced it will join forces with EarthEra, an initiative of NextEra Energy Resources, to create a groundbreaking new program designed to offset 100 percent of its service-related carbon footprint. As part of the effort, every Pizza Fusion transaction will help build new renewable energy facilities.
"Creating this partnership moves Pizza Fusion closer to becoming a carbon-neutral business while allowing our customers to be part of creating a sustainable, clean-energy future,” said Vaughan Lazar, president of Pizza Fusion. "We hope Pizza Fusion will become a model for businesses around the nation."
Through the EarthEra Carbon Balanced Dining program, Pizza Fusion will acquire EarthEra® renewable energy and carbon offset products to balance 100 percent of the carbon emissions associated with its restaurants. In an industry-first, Pizza Fusion will offset its own delivery and customer dining travel emissions.
The innovative EarthEra program directs 100 percent of the revenues to the EarthEra Renewable Energy Trust, which uses all funds to construct new renewable energy facilities.
Carbon balanced dining will be offered at two Pizza Fusion Florida locations beginning today, with plans to roll-out the program to all Pizza Fusion restaurants incrementally in the next year. Pizza Fusion is also currently working on a plan that will establish criteria for acceptable supply chain sustainability practices from its vendors.
"We are pleased to work with Pizza Fusion to create this innovative program," said Nathan Hanson, Vice President Power Marketing, NextEra Energy Resources. "We applaud Pizza Fusion for its continuing efforts to educate customers, reduce carbon emissions and help build a clean energy future."
ABOUT PIZZA FUSION
Founded in the best interest of the individual and the environment, Pizza Fusion combines a fresh, organic menu with an industry-leading environmental approach to restaurant service in chic dining destinations built to LEED certification standards. Pizza Fusion specializes in a full-service approach to gourmet pizza, ciabatta sandwiches, salads, desserts, and organic beers and wines, all in their purest form - untainted by artificial additives, such as pesticides, preservatives, antibiotics and hormones. With numerous franchises opening across the U.S., Pizza Fusion is pioneering the organic and environmental restaurant movement as the most eco-friendly restaurant in America. For additional information visit: http://www.pizzafusion.com.
EarthEra, a program created by NextEra Energy Resources, North America’s largest producer of wind and solar power, provides companies and individuals the opportunity to reduce their carbon impact and participate in the development of future renewable projects. One hundred percent of the revenue from EarthEra product purchases are directed to EarthEra Renewable Energy Trust and used to build new renewable energy facilities in North America. To date, the Trust has over $23 million in commitments from leading organizations and forward thinking individuals across the nation. For additional information visit: www.EarthEra.com, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.Return