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    Three Stater Bros. Markets Earn EPA GreenChill Awards

    The stores were honored for their earth-friendly refrigeration systems

    Three Stater Bros. supermarkets have earned the EPA GreenChill Award for meeting tough standards and using refrigerants that do not harm the earth’s ozone layer.

    Each of these “Blue Ribbon” Stater Bros. Supermarkets has earned the Gold Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) GreenChill Partnership for helping the economy and the environment. The Gold Certificate is the second highest award from GreenChill, and Stater Bros. is the only Southern California grocer to have three stores that are certified at the Gold Level.

    “We are happy to be doing our part to protect our Planet Earth, and we are especially pleased that the EPA has recognized our environmental achievements,” said Jack H. Brown, Stater Bros. chairman and Chief CEO.

    Other organizations that have recognized Stater Bros. for its commitment to our environment include the California State Parks Foundation. In January 2011, the California State Parks Foundation presented Stater Bros. and Coca Cola Refreshments with the “Golden Poppy Award” in recognition of the unique public-private partnership between Stater Bros., Coca Cola Refreshments and California State Parks that for the last three years has raised much needed funds to preserve the state’s parks.

    In addition, on Earth Day 2009, Stater Bros. introduced a “Green Waste” composting program in all its 167 supermarket locations to turn organic waste into compost that is sold to area farmers. For this environmentally friendly program along with the company’s many other recycling efforts, Stater Bros. was recognized as a 2010 WRAP (Waste Reduction Awards Program) winner by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle).

    San Bernardino, Calif.-based Stater Bros. operates 167 Supermarkets in southern Calif.
     

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