American Reading Company Goes Solar Powered
American Reading Company (ARC) will be powered 100% by solar energy, coming from a solar panel system installed on its own roof. The 313-kilowatt system will provide all the power needed to run the 11-acre campus in King of Prussia. The shift to green energy embodies ARC’s commitment to doing its part to protect the environment. “As a triple bottom line company (people, planet, profit), we are proud that our new SunPower system will help us reduce carbon emissions and out impact on the planet,” said ARC CEO and Founder Jane Hileman.
ARC has a proud history of decisions and partnerships that positively impact the environment. Since 2010, ARC has printed all 600 titles from the ARC Press publishing house with an EPA certified green U.S. company, AZ Lithographers, powered by 100% renewable energy and using only low VOC vegetable inks. From big changes like solar panels to small changes like using only organic, fair trade coffee and sugar in their offices, ARC continues its work towards an environmentally and socially responsible business model.
About American Reading Company
American Reading Company is a diverse, mission-driven, woman-owned business based in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Built and run by education activists, ARC is a trusted partner of 5,320 schools and 1,070 districts in 50 states. With a staff of more than 200, ARC helps strengthen district and school capacity at every level to ensure all students read, write, discuss, think, investigate, and solve problems at ever-increasing levels of proficiency. As a result, students’ academic performance is accelerated and their life prospects are fundamentally improved.
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