Gander Mountain is launching a program to help its customers and employees explore and adopt clean renewable energy. Gander Mountain is already offsetting 100% of the electricity used in all its Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa, Kansas and Colorado stores as well as their St. Paul, Minn. headquarters. Under this new promotion, the Gander Mountain stores utilizing renewable energy are offering free $50 and $20 gift cards to anyone who purchases wind power for their homes for one year with Renewable Choice Energy.
“We are excited to take this next step in support of our commitment to renewable energy,” said Mark Baker, president and CEO of Gander Mountain. “We hope that our employees and customers will take advantage of this unique opportunity to help keep the outdoors safe for tomorrow.”
This is the second phase of Gander Mountain's renewable energy program. In February 2007, Gander Mountain purchased 17,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of renewable energy credits from renewable energy facilities including wind farms and biomass facilities. This purchase of renewable energy from domestic sources in rural communities will help avoid more than 23 million pounds of carbon dioxide pollution in 2007. To have the same impact, more than 2,000 cars would have to be taken off the road, or more than 3,100 acres of trees would have to be planted, according to statistics from the Environmental Protection Agency.
Gander Mountain is working with Colorado-based Renewable Choice Energy.
“Renewable Choice Energy is delighted to be working with Gander Mountain on the second phase of this program,” said Quayle Hodek, Renewable Choice Energy's CEO. “Most consumers don't know they have a choice in how the energy they use is being produced. By reaching out to their customers, Gander Mountain is helping build the market for clean and renewable sources of energy,” he added.