Maryland Green Registry Leadership Awards Winners Honored
Members report $107.9 million in savings through environmental practices
BALTIMORE, MD (June 29, 2018) – Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles joined members of the Maryland Green Registry and One Montgomery Green yesterday evening to present the 9th Annual Maryland Green Registry Leadership Awards and announce the annual membership results. Those results showed continued gains in reducing pollution, along with savings of more than $107 million through environmental practices.
The Leadership Award winners are:
City of Bowie
Johns Hopkins University
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Volvo Group Trucks
Winners were chosen based on their commitment to continuous improvement and environmental results achieved over the past year. The awards were presented at the One Montgomery Green Green Gala at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton. More information on each winner’s achievements are detailed on the Maryland Green Registry website.
Also announced at the event was a new form of recognition called the Maryland Green Registry Leadership Circle. This one-year designation is for former Leadership Award Winners that apply for recognition by demonstrating their continued commitment to improvement through significant new sustainable practices and results. The inaugural members of the Leadership Circle are AstraZeneca MedImmune (Gaithersburg site), Fitzgerald Auto Malls, Hub Labels and Washington Gas.
The Maryland Green Registry was created to promote and recognize sustainable practices by organizations throughout the state. The free program offers tips and resources to help organizations set and meet their own goals on the path to sustainability. There are currently more than 520 member organizations.
As part of their online member profile, Maryland Green Registry members share at least one quantitative measurement. The results are collected to demonstrate that even small efforts among a group of committed organizations can lead to impressive results. The results also emphasize the importance of measurement to the successful management of environmental impacts at any type and size of organization. Registry members are currently saving more than $107 million annually through their sustainable practices.
While they represent a variety of facility types and sizes, all of the winners have several key factors in common that contributed to their success: each organization has an organization-wide commitment to environmental performance and each sets annual environmental goals and measures its results.
The following results were achieved on an annual basis between 2017 and 2018:
- 536,000 lbs of hazardous waste reduced
- 12.0 million lbs of nonhazardous waste reduced
- 723.9 million lbs of non-hazardous waste recycled
- 10.4 million lbs of material composted
- 2.8 million gallons of wastewater reduced
- 534,000 gallons of fuel saved through both fuel efficiency and VMT
- 9.2 million vehicle miles traveled (VMT) reduced
- 466.7 kWh electricity saved
- 190.9 million gallons of water conserved
- 2.5 million metric tons carbon dioxide equivalent (MTCO2e) reduced
- $107.9 million saved
View infographic of annual results
“The organizations we are honoring are true leaders in showing the way toward an environmentally sustainable future and a thriving economy in Maryland. The two go hand in hand – shown by the more than $107 million in annual savings for Green Registry members.”
— Ben Grumbles, Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment
Maryland Green Registry
Leadership Winner Profiles
Infographic of Maryland Green Registry Annual Results
One Montgomery Green
View photos of the Maryland Green Registry awards on the Registry’s Flickr page.