Maryland Green Registry Now Accepting Applications For Annual Leadership Awards

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Samantha Kappalman or
Adrienne Diaczok
(410) 537-3003
samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov
adrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

MARYLAND GREEN REGISTRY NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ANNUAL LEADERSHIP AWARDS  
Applications due April 30th  

BALTIMORE, MD (April 8, 2014) – The Maryland Green Registry is now accepting applications for the 5th annual Maryland Green Registry Leadership Awards. Interested organizations should submit an application highlighting their sustainable environmental practices and the measurable results achieved, as well as information about their organization’s commitment to continual improvement in sustainable operations. The Registry is a free program that assists businesses and other organizations by promoting and recognizing sustainable practices. Collectively, Registry members have saved more than $74 million annually through sustainable practices.

The 2014 Maryland Green Registry Leadership Award winners will be announced at the annual awards and membership event June 11, 2014 at the Courtyard Marriott Chevy Chase. 

MORE INFORMATION:

The Maryland Green Registry is a part of Smart, Green & Growing, an initiative introduced by Governor Martin O’Malley in October 2008 to foster a smarter, greener, more sustainable future for Maryland families. The initiative brings together state agencies, local governments, businesses and citizens to revitalize communities, improve transit, create green jobs, address climate change, conserve energy, preserve land and restore the Chesapeake Bay.

Past Leadership Awards have gone to British American Auto Care, Inc., Coca Cola Refreshments, CSX, Goodwill Industries International, GM Baltimore Transmission Plant, JBS International, La Prima Food Group, Life Technologies, Lucy School, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, National Aquarium, Oakland Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Salisbury University, Sims Recycling Solutions St. Mary’s County Public Schools, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Union Hospital of Cecil County, University of Maryland, College Park, and Staples.

CORE FACTS:

  • The Maryland Green Registry is now accepting applications for its annual Leadership Awards. Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
  • Applicants must be members of the Maryland Green Registry. To join this free program, Maryland organizations should visit the Maryland Green Registry website and complete a best practices profile.
  • Maryland Green Registry Leadership Award Winners represent a variety of facility types and sizes, but all have several key factors in common that contribute to their success: an organization-wide commitment to environmental performance, a green team that meets on a regular basis, annual environmental goals and measurement of results.
  • The 2014 Maryland Green Registry Leadership Award winners will be announced at the annual awards and membership event on June 11, 2014, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., at Courtyard Marriott Chevy Chase, 2nd floor outdoor terrace.  

QUOTES:

“More than 400 organizations, ranging from large manufacturers to small businesses and nonprofits, are members of the Maryland Green Registry. Last year, these organizations reported more than $74 million in savings from the smart, sustainable practices they implemented. The annual Leadership Awards provide an opportunity to highlight the innovative environmental practices and successes of our Maryland Green Registry members and inspire others to take similar steps to protect our air, land and water, while saving money and creating a healthier workplace.”

           — Robert M. Summers, Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Maryland Green Registry Leadership Award Application

Maryland Green Registry

Smart, Green & Growing

Past Leadership Award Winner Profiles

View our Videos Library and Prize Drawing

MDE MISSION:

Our mission is to protect and restore the quality of Maryland’s air, water and land resources, while fostering smart growth, a thriving and sustainable economy and healthy communities. 

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