The Phone Co-op is the fastest growing consumer co-operative in the country and now has over 13,000 customers. This is because they give their customers what they want: a low cost service, backed up by ethical, green values your values.
As well as using recycled stationery and power from renewables throughout the business, they offset their CO2 emissions resulting from the connecting of their customers phone calls. 75% of the mileage covered on business trips last year was by less environmentally damaging forms of transport such as train and bus.
“As more and more solar projects are developed, SMECO customer-members will benefit from locally produced power that helps the Co-op meet its goal of investing in renewable energy. These types of projects fit with our portfolio of environmentally friendly energy products, and they provide alternatives to traditional energy supply,” said Sonja Cox, SMECO’s CFO and Senior Vice President of Financial, Economic, and Employee Services. “We are enthusiastic about working with St. Mary’s County Public Schools and Standard Solar on the George Washington Carver Elementary School project, which is the largest solar project on the Co-op’s system to date.”