October 2008 - The North Face announced that it will offset 100 percent of its North American facilities’ energy use with renewable energy, as part of its greenhouse gas reduction strategy. Under an agreement with Bonneville Environmental Foundation, the company will purchase 21 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of Green-e Climate-certified renewable energy certificates supplied from wind energy projects to match the energy usage at its North American facilities. North Face also entered into agreements with EI Solutions and Recurrent Energy to host a 1-MW solar energy system at its West coast distribution center which will produce more than 25 percent of its energy needs. North Face is working with the Conservation Fund's Go-Zero program to offset any remaining emissions through their land restoration and tree planting programs.
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