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Leading in Environmental Stewardship Earns Ingersoll Rand Facility Local Green Award

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The Trane plant in Clarksville, TN became Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certified based on waste reduction and efficiency projects that resulted in significant improvements, including:
  • Reduced wastewater by 6 million gallons
  • Reduced non-hazardous waste-to-landfill by 11 percent

 

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The Trane plant in Clarksville, TN became Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certified based on waste reduction and efficiency projects that resulted in significant improvements, including:
  • Reduced wastewater by 6 million gallons
  • Reduced non-hazardous waste-to-landfill by 11 percent

 

Healthy Building Environments Require Training

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) June 15, 2011 - The field of employment that applies to custodial maintenance, janitorial services, or environmental health services has long been without a certified training program.  Now that GREEN has come along and focused our attention on the health impact of cleaning, more and more conversation depends upon applying Green practices.  This will cause more companies to ask the question, “what are the best Green practices, and how can they be applied to custodial services?”

Green Business League at the Florida Green Conference

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The Green Business League is pleased to be represented at the Florida Green Conference.   This event brings together some of the most notable leaders in the state of Florida, and the program boasts a tremendous list of speakers as well.  Cities across Florida are looking for Green solutions.  This event is one of the most exciting and meaningful events of the year.

What Makes a Green Hotel … Green?

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I was reminded of this issue when I visited yet another hotel where I found the customer notice, “Help Save Water, Help Save the World.”  Essentially, it instructed the guests to throw used towels on the floor so that not all towels need to be laundered.  Other times we are told to not request bed linen changes every day.  Neither request is a problem for me, so I accept the challenge to be a Greener tourist or business traveler.
 

So, What is Green IT Anyway?

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The truth is no one really has a handle on Green IT, but we know that it is out there hiding…somewhere.  The problem is that the techies are trying to make it “technical” by talking about more efficient programming, servers and cloud technology.  For the real world, it need not be that complex.  Let me give you a rundown of some Green IT applications:

Green Training for Green Businesses

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) February 18, 2011 - No serious program will succeed without information and support.  Too often, a form of proxy Green exists where environmental concerns are shifted others and forgotten.  To have a Green program in the company requires broad participation and continued improvement.  Remember, we did not get into the environmental problem in a day, and it is estimated that it will take 3-5 years for a company to mature into a Green operation.

We strongly suggest that companies install this training in the order as follows:

Green Business Market Penetration Facts

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) February 8, 2011 - There is one statement that tends to evoke a knee-jerk reaction, and that occurs when I say that the reputable Green business programs have had less than a 3-5% penetration into the marketplace.  This does include such good programs as LEED, ISO, and Green Business League that perform live audits instead of some token programs that use self-assessment or Internet forms.  The honest programs always prove their value by requiring a live audit and benchmark for achievement.  The rest are simply not credible.

Environmental Consulting Ready to Explode

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) January 19, 2011 - We have seen hundreds of environmental consulting firms pop up across the country.  Some have survived and others have failed.  What all seem to have in common is an inability to breakthrough the resistance that still exists in the marketplace.  The reason is that the business community is uncertain of the meaning, involvement, and cost of a Green program.

Skids, Trays, and Packaging for Green Businesses

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As our landfills burst at the seams, there is no doubt that we have a unfortunate penchant for throwing things away.   Like throwing trash out of the window of the car, the trash becomes someone else’s problem.   Neither of this bad habits can be put in a positive light, even if we can get away with it.

Many companies receive supplies, products, and equipment wrapped, secured, and delivered on pallets, skids, trays, and boxes.

What is a Green Officer?

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We do make distinction between a Green officer and a Certified Sustainability Officer.  Referring to Executive Order #13514, the installation of a person to champion the sustainability plan is a basic requirement.  Oftentimes, this person is not well trained although they are willing and personally committed to environmental causes.  When the officer is trained, they have the ability of the CSO to provide greater insight and a better sustainability plan for a company wishing to Go Green.

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