By Mary Campbell, Urban Sustainability Agent
Since April 22, 2010 marks the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, it is a great pleasure to be able to recognize businesses in our community that are making a difference and operating in a sustainable way.
The City of Dunedin’s Lasting Impressions and the City of St. Petersburg’s C&D Printing have achieved Pinellas County’s Green Business Partnership designation. Each business has demonstrated their commitment to operating at the highest level of efficiency that promotes sound environmental practices and cost effectiveness that benefits their business, as well as the community.
The Green Business Partnership is a voluntary assessment that recognizes businesses for their environmental stewardship and sustainable practices. It encourages conservation of resources, waste reduction, energy conservation and cost savings. The Pinellas Green Business Partnership program encourages businesses to evaluate current operations and implement sustainable practices that are feasible and beneficial.
We would like to recognize Lee Mullen, owner of Lasting Impressions who has implemented many green practices including installing LED lighting throughout his facility which reduced energy consumption by half and provided a significant cost savings.
We would also like to recognize Bill Serata, owner of C&D Printing. One of the green practices that Bill supports is recycling and he recycles aluminum printing plates, plastics, paper and cardboard, which not only helps the environment, but provides money back which reduces operating costs. As a result, these savings are passed on to the customer.
Congratulations Lasting Impressions and C&D Printing for being our first Pinellas Green Business Partners.
If you would like to learn more about the Green Business Partnership, click here