Climate-Friendly Supermarkets

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Green America has partnered with the Environmental Investigation Agency to bring you a new way to take action for people and the planet: support the growing movement to eliminate harmful super pollutants called HFCs from our supermarkets.

The food in our supermarkets is kept cool with substances called refrigerants. The most common refrigerants are hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), super pollutants that leak out and devastate our climate.

HFCs have up to 9,000-12,000 times the warming capacity of CO2, and they are the fastest growing greenhouse gas.

The U.S. supermarket sector has lagged behind other developed countries in cooling without super pollutant HFCs, but a few supermarkets are using sustainable HFC-free alternatives.

In the map below, click on a climate-friendly supermarket near you to send a letter thanking them for being HFC-free!

Don’t see a climate-friendly store near you? Urge for more HFC-free supermarkets!