During Viridian Energy’s fifth annual PowerUP! Convention last week, the company revealed the fifth location of its 7 Continents in 7 Years initiative. This year Stamford, Connecticut-based Viridian will focus its global sustainability efforts on the Central American nation of Nicaragua. In the rural, off-the-grid village of Potrero Platanal, the company will power 48 homes that previously had no prospects of energy supply.
Viridian’s energy offerings are up to 100 percent renewable, and the company reports that its residential and commercial customers have avoided more than 4.5 billion pounds of carbon emissions. Through 7 Continents in 7 Years, Viridian staff and top-performing Independent Associates take that spirit of sustainability to a different continent each year.
The initiative began with reforestation efforts in the Amazon, where the company has returned annually and planted more than 1,700 trees through its Amazon Preservation Project. In Indonesia, Viridian brought solar power and lighting to one remote village and a clean water pipeline to another. The initiative has also impacted key communities in Ghana and Fiji.