On the way out from Jamba Juice today after I bought my Tahitian Green Tea I saw green sticker (about 12" by 12") on the exit doors (its a two sided sticker so it can be seen upon entrance too).
JAMBA JUICE MAKING THE STOCK MARKET HEALTHIER
JAMBA IS NOW TRADED ON THE NASDAQ (Symbol JMBA)
Great idea to get the word out to those who dont know about the stock but love the product.
They buy "REC's" for clean energy. You are right, they don't actualy get the clean energy, they indirectly support it by paying a premium for install clean energy capacity.
I did see Whole Foods as being one the largest buyers of REC's, but couldn't find the list this time at the site (there was a list of the top 10 and they were on it)
Okay, maybe I wasn't specific re credits, but maybe I've gained a little credibility?
Speaking of wind farms, a rather large water wind farm has been proposed for Nantucket Sound, but suprise, surprise, Teddy K. is against this project--it may "hamper" the view from Hyannisport. Arguments against the project include that they would be navigational hazards for water craft and particularly for the various ferry routes--I don't buy it and am in favor of the project.
Oh yeah, WFMI does indeed give a 5 cent credit for each bag you bring to the store that is used for current purchases.
I like the idea of Jamba selling reusable cups; not all consumers will participate if they were offered, but some would and it's a nice message.
>Maybe they could also sell insulated, reusable smoothie cups in the stores<
Yes, yes, yes... Something like that would work wonderfully with their color scheme. They could sell cups in virtually every color and of course the Jamba logo would be emblazoned across the side.
They could go for break even on the price of the cups, discount the cost of a styro cup from the smoothie price, and in return get free marketing wherever that cup goes. Sounds like a no-brainer to me.
Whole Foods does not actually use wind energy but purchases wind energy credits. See this link:
I disagree that wind can only produce a negligible amount of energy. In particular, wind energy from off-shore farms have been projected by one author* to be capable of supplying 100 terawatt-hrs of electricity per year by 2025 in Great Britain. Great Britain currently uses 400 terawatt-hrs of electricity per year.
*Ref: "HEAT, How to Stop the Planet from Burning", George Monbiot, South End Press, 2007.
Wind power makes so little power that i find this hard to believe. Also, they are connected to a grid...how can they choose to use just wind power. I would love to see a link that confirms this but i am skeptical.
Good info. So maybe they could spearhead the charge to put these styrofoam recycling programs in place. Who cares if it's a waste of taxpayer money, what's important is to be perceived as caring. Yuck, I can't believe I just said that. I feel dirty now.