Maryland Green Registry Leadership Awards Winners Honored on 10th Anniversary of the Program

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Maryland Green Registry Leadership Awards Winners Honored on 10th Anniversary of the Program

Members save nearly $105 million through environmental practices

 

BALTIMORE, MD (May 21, 2019) – Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles joined members of the Maryland Green Registry and National Association of Environmental Professionals  Monday evening to present the 10th Annual Maryland Green Registry Leadership Awards and announce the annual membership results. Those results showed continued gains in reducing pollution, along with nearly $105 million in costs savings through environmental practices.

The Leadership Award winners are:

Baltimore Convention Center

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Founding Farmers

Inn at Horn Point

The Heart of the Earth Sanctuary and Rescue, Inc.

 

Winners were chosen based on their commitment to continuous improvement and environmental results achieved over the past year. The awards were presented at the annual conference of the National Association of Environmental Professionals at the Lord Baltimore Hotel in Baltimore. More information on each winner’s achievements are detailed on the Maryland Green Registry website.

Also announced at the event were the designees of the 2019 Maryland Green Registry Leadership Circle. This one-year designation is for former Leadership Award Winners that have demonstrated their continued commitment to improvement through significant new sustainable practices and results.  The 2019 members of the Leadership Circle are AstraZeneca, Fitzgerald Auto Malls, and Pearlstone.

MORE INFORMATION:

The Maryland Green Registry was launched in 2009 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 550 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 nearly $105 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 2018 and 2019:

  • 534,000 lbs of hazardous waste reduced
  • 8.3 million lbs of nonhazardous waste reduced
  • 1.03 billion lbs of non-hazardous waste recycled
  • 123 million lbs of material composted
  • 2.8 million gallons of wastewater reduced
  • 574,000 gallons of fuel saved through both fuel efficiency and VMT
  • 9.2 million vehicle miles traveled (VMT) reduced
  • 434 million kWh electricity saved
  • 191 million gallons of water conserved
  • 2.2 million metric tons carbon dioxide equivalent (MTCO2e) reduced
  • $104.6 million saved

 

View infographic of annual results  

 

QUOTES:

Maryland is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Green Registry Program by honoring several outstanding leaders in environmental sustainability. This year’s winners join the more than 550 other members who have committed to environmental and energy stewardship and along the way saved more than $100 million annually.”– Ben Grumbles, Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Governor Hogan’s Maryland Green Registry Day Proclamation

Maryland Green Registry

Leadership Winner Profiles

Infographic of Maryland Green Registry Annual Results

National Association of Environmental Professionals

PHOTOS:

View photos of the Maryland Green Registry awards on the Registry’s Flickr page.

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