EDITOR’S NOTE: Below is a guest blog from Greyston Bakery in Yonkers, New York. In 2013, the Green Mountain Energy Sun Club® donated funds to install a solar array at the bakery. Read below to hear more about their renewable energy story and receive a special discount offer on their baked goods!
Greyston Bakery, a leading social enterprise based in Yonkers, New York, has been baking brownies to provide jobs to those with barriers to employment for 32 years. Greyston Bakery’s holistic mission supports social and environmental sustainability. Each brownie and cookie represents self-sufficiency and economic viability in a community burdened with poverty for decades. Further, Greyston Bakery remains cognizant of the impact producing high quality brownies and cookies has on the environment, and with the help of Green Mountain Energy, constantly works to mitigate those effects.
A $33,000 donation from the Green Mountain Energy Sun Club® provided Greyston Bakery with 36 solar panels in 2013, allowing us to utilize cleaner sources of power. This renewable source of energy can generate about 10,000 kilowatt-hours of pollution-free energy annually and avoid 11,800 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions being released into the atmosphere. For our remaining energy needs, Greyston Bakery harnesses wind power, and we are not stopping there. We intend to continue reducing greenhouse gas emissions just as we continue to provide jobs to people who need them. Greyston Bakery strives to better our society and we know that means caring for our precious natural resources.
This holiday season, Greyston Bakery is providing discount code GME10 for 10% off to the Green Mountain community to use on our delicious array of holiday gift options. The code is valid on all purchases made through the online Greyston Bakery store, now through Wednesday, December 31, 2014 – just enter GME10 at checkout to redeem the discount!
We are proud to offer a variety of brownie gift boxes, including a special B the Change Gift Box, which hosts delectable Greyston brownies, Alter Eco Chocolate Truffles and a coupon for a free pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. When you purchase holiday gifts from Greyston Bakery (https://store.greyston.com/gift-boxes ) you take an important step in supporting businesses creating groundbreaking change.
Happy Holidays from the Greyston Bakery family!
Read more about Greyston Bakery:
- A Cookie With a Cause – Green Mountain Blog
- Greyston Bakery is now cooking with Solar from the Sun Club! – Green Mountain Blog
- Green Mountain Energy Sun Club® Helping Bakery Use Solar Power to Change Lives – Green Mountain Blog
- Greyston Bakery “Flips the Switch” on Solar-powered Brownies Thanks to the Green Mountain Energy Sun Club® – Press Release
- A Brownie with a Conscience! – Sweet Jenny’s CT Blog