Target: CEO of SunPower, Tom Werner
Goal: Commend SunPower for winning prestigious award for its environmental consciousness.
SunPower Corporation, a solar power energy company located in California’s Silicon Valley, is officially the first renewable-energy company to receive the Cradle-to-Cradle (C2C) silver certificate. This prestigious award is not easy to achieve. SunPower has successfully met strict environmental standards for every step in its solar-panel creation process.
The renewable energy company is currently working on a project that will be considered one of the world’s largest solar energy projects, and will power 255,000 homes. SunPower not only provides renewable energy for California, but also for numerous other areas of the world; Chile was recently the recipient of enough energy to power 70,000 homes.
SunPower has noted that its largest obstacles for acquiring the C2C award was its waste management and material use. The company uses only sustainable materials, avoiding conflict materials such as tin and gold. It is conscious of its water use and has one production site that has achieved a “zero waste to landfill” operation; the company’s other production sites are set to match this feat by the end of 2015.
These achievements deserve recognition. Applaud SunPower for its commitment to a renewable energy future.
Dear Mr. Werner,
Your company, SunPower, has recently received the prestigious C2C award for environmental excellence. This is not an award that is given without heavy consideration. SunPower’s dedication to everything from responsible waste management to material sourcing is impressive and likely not easy. That is why your company deserves this recognition: the team at SunPower never took the easy road and instead is striving to make the world a better place to live for generations to come.
It is my hope that SunPower stays at the forefront of renewable energy evolution. The world is in dire need of people who think like you and your team and are dedicated to ensuring the planet remains suitable for human life. It is so important that renewable energy becomes commonplace all over the world. Thank you for doing your part in securing the future.
I urge you to reach out to energy companies around you that are not using renewable methods. They may be open to discussion about changing their ways, especially since SunPower has received such notable recognition and many people strive to be remembered.
[Your Name Here]
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