Green Sage switches to clean energy to power its restaurants

From Green Sage and Arcadia Power

Press release

Green Sage Cafe has announced that 20 percent of their power at all three restaurant locations will be sourced from pollution-free electricity through a partnership with national Clean Energy provider, Arcadia Power.

“Sustainability has always been at the heart of our decision-making processes, and in partnering with Arcadia Power to reduce our carbon footprint, we saw an opportunity to really make a difference and lead by example,” said Randy Talley, co-owner of Green Sage Cafe. “We are proud to be a Clean Energy Business with a goal to eventually offset 100 percent of our power away from dirty fossil fuels.”

“We’re excited to be partnering with a company that truly exemplifies the responsible practices we all want from businesses in our communities,” said Arcadia Power co-founder, Kiran Bhatraju. “Renewable power used to be impractical for most families and businesses, but Green Sage Cafe shows us that today, it’s possible for all of us to do our part to combat climate change. They are pioneers in a growing movement that will lead us to a cleaner, safer, more sustainable energy future.”

As an Arcadia Power Clean Energy Partner, Green Sage Cafe now meets the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Green Power Partnership requirements, joining national brands such as Whole Foods, Google, and Starbucks that also purchase clean energy. The cafe joins a growing community of businesses, individuals, and families who are taking responsibility for their energy consumption through Arcadia Power.

Green Sage Cafe has three locations in Asheville, serving all-natural, organic and local food and beverages. For more information visit

About Arcadia Power

Arcadia Power is the first nationwide Clean Energy option. By partnering with wind and solar projects, Arcadia Power provides homes and businesses with 100% pollution-free energy via local utilities. Members support their values through their monthly energy bills, decreasing demand for fossil fuels and helping to grow American green jobs and power. Arcadia Power partners with sustainability-minded companies and organizations to combat climate change and secure a better future for our planet. For more information, visit

About Carrie Eidson
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