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Pizza place offsets carbon footprint


April 23, 2010
By Canadian Pizza

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April 23, 2010, U.S. – Pizza Fusion has partnered with EarthEra, to create a new program designed to offset 100 per cent of its service related carbon footprint.

Through the EarthEra Carbon Balanced Dining program, Pizza Fusion will acquire renewable energy and carbon offset products to balance all of the carbon emissions associated with its restaurants. In an industry first, the company will offset its own delivery and customer dining travel emissions.
 
“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.”
 
The innovative EarthEra program directs 100 per cent of the revenues to the EarthEra Renewable Energy Trust, which uses all funds to construct new renewable energy facilities.
 
Carbon balanced dining will be initially offered at two locations beginning, with plans to roll out the program to all Pizza Fusion restaurants in the next year.
 
“We are pleased to work with Pizza Fusion to create this innovative program,” said Nathan Hanson, vice president of NextEra Energy Resources, owner of EarthEra. “We applaud Pizza Fusion for its continuing efforts to educate customers, reduce carbon emissions and help build a clean energy future.”