Grassroots Action

Providing resources and information to foster broader grassroots climate activism focused on reducing super pollutant emissions.

Public pressure plays a large role in encouraging corporations and policymakers to take action. The tools we develop are designed to support consumers and climate advocacy groups to increase grassroots engagement on super pollutant HFCs. Consumers engage with companies lagging behind on sustainable operations, and grassroots advocates can organize around support for policy solutions. 

Our Supermarket Map allows anyone to investigate what refrigerants their local grocery store is using or submit more locations. The Supermarket Scorecard and HFC-Free Fridge Buyer’s Guide help consumers make informed choices. Likewise, the petitions below demonstrate to these corporations that while the climate warming gases they release may be invisible, we still see their pollution.  

Your voice gives us all a fighting chance to reach our climate goals. For questions or investigation tips please reach out to [email protected]

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2022 Climate-friendly Supermarket Scorecard

In 2020, EIA released its first report scoring the biggest U.S. supermarket chains on their actions to reduce emissions of climate super pollutant hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Despite some improvement since then, our new 2022 report reveals that US supermarket retailers have made insufficient progress in phasing out HFCs and improving refrigerant management practices. Of the sixteen companies […]

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EIA SCORECARD: U.S. Supermarkets Still Clinging to Climate Super Pollutants

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In Less Than 2 Weeks, 12,000+ Customers Sign Letter to Kroger CEO on Eliminating the Use of Hydrofluorocarbons that Fuel the Climate Crisis; Consumer Pressure Will Continue Until Kroger Successfully Addresses HFCs. WASHINGTON DC – JUNE 24, 2022 – Kroger, the largest grocery chain in the United States, is facing growing pressure from customers over […]


Consumers and Investors Urge Kroger to Act on HFCs

Over 63% of Kroger’s direct climate-damaging emissions are HFCs, highly potent greenhouse gases used in its refrigeration. HFCs have enormous global warming power and are accelerating the climate crisis.  Despite the significant contribution of HFCs on Kroger’s climate impacts, the company has not set a target to end its use of these potent refrigerants. That’s […]

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Kroger’s Failure to Address “Super Pollutant” Gases Triggers Pressure from Consumers, Shareholder Resolution

HFCs Account for 63% of Kroger’s Direct Climate Emissions; Grocery Chain Commits to Alternatives in Only 7 New Locations, But No Plans for Nearly 2,800 Existing Stores.  WASHINGTON DC – JUNE 9, 2022 – Kroger, the largest grocery chain in the United States, is facing new pressure from a coalition of stakeholders after delaying and […]


On Thin Ice

  EIA’s investigative report On Thin Ice: How the NHL is Cheating the Climate exposes an arrangement to promote climate misinformation and greenwash super-pollutant hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants involving the National Hockey League and chemical producer Chemours. At a time when science unequivocally tells us that we need immediate and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gases to […]