Green energy is the future and today the Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance (SOCA) has taken a monumental step towards embracing these new technologies.
At SOCA, we believe that people thrive when they are given every opportunity for advancement. That is why investments in green energy are so important. As old technologies grow more expensive and less functional, new technologies take their place.
Today SOCA has committed to helping each of their employees pursue green energy in their homes by implementing the Chamber Sustainability Program provided by Viridi. The Chamber Sustainability Program offers a comprehensive menu of energy-related sustainability solutions for our members' homes, small businesses, and large commercial operations.
Below is a press release from SOCA detailing its plan to help its employees embrace new green technologies.
The Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance Helps Employees Go Green.
The Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance (SOCA) values sustainability and has committed to supporting its employees in transitioning to green energy. In partnership with Ohio-based sustainability company, Viridi, SOCA’s workers will now receive Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) as part of their employee benefits package.
While RECs aren’t commonly talked about, they are a powerful sustainability tool, enabling a market-driven approach to increasing renewable energy investment and combating climate change. A REC represents the energy produced by a specific renewable resource. When 1,000 kWh of power is generated by a renewable resource, such as wind, solar, or hydro, 1 REC is created, and that REC represents and tracks the renewable energy once it enters the electricity grid. The average U.S. household uses a little under 1,000 kWh of electricity per month. Therefore, by purchasing 1 REC per month for their employees, SOCA is effectively "greening up" some, if not all, of their employees’ home energy use. At the same time, they are supporting renewable energy generation and fueling investment in the green energy sector.
SOCA believes that their new employee benefit will help them maintain a happier, more empowered workforce, promote health and wellness, and benefit the environment.
“We know our employees’ physical and mental health can be impacted by climate change and we want them to know we are doing everything in our power to make a difference. By providing green energy as an employee benefit, we provide our staff with an excellent starting point to begin living sustainably.”, says Matt Appenzeller, President & CEO of SOCA.
For information on SOCA’s sustainability vision, visit www.joinsoca.com
At SOCA, we know that investments in renewable energies are a necessary step we must take to ensure energy remains sustainable for future generations. It is for this reason that SOCA has committed to helping our employees infuse their homes with green energy through the Chamber Sustainability Program.
The Chamber Sustainability Program, provided by Viridi, offers a comprehensive menu of energy-related sustainability solutions for our members' homes, small businesses, and large commercial operations.
If you are looking for a chamber alliance that takes sustainable energy seriously, look no further than SOCA.
Not only does SOCA prioritize renewable energy, but we also fight for every small business to ensure that they can offer superior benefits to their employees. We take steps to better the lives of everyone under the SOCA umbrella.