Grand Rapids, Mich. Meijer is expanding its green initiatives to include the use of wind power.
"This is a very exciting project for Meijer," said Stacie Behler, VP, communications and public affairs, Meijer. "We continue to look for ways to decrease our carbon footprint and this wind turbine project is yet another example of how we can apply innovation to be more green."
Current plans are for six wind turbines to be installed on the roof of the Meijer headquarters facility with meters placed inside the building. The wind turbines are being manufactured by locally based Cascade Engineering and should be installed within the next 45 days. Meijer is also hoping to expand its wind turbine project to include its stores in the west Michigan lakeshore communities of Grand Haven and Norton Shores.
Meijer has launched numerous green initiatives through the past few years, including the construction of LEED certified stores, a plastic bag recycling program and the continued expansion of green products sold inside the stores, including re-usable bags.