BALTIMORE, MD (June 12, 2013) - Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Robert M. Summers joined together with members of the Maryland Green Registry last evening to present the fourth annual leadership awards and announce annual membership results. The leadership award winners were: Coca Cola Refreshments Baltimore Production Facility, Salisbury University, Goodwill Industries International, La Prima Food Group, Inc., Life Technologies and Oakland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Winners were chosen based on their commitment to continuous improvement and environmental results achieved over the past year. More information on each winners achievements are detailed on the Maryland Green Registry website.
Six organizations also won prizes for their entries in the "Look for the Logo" photo contest.
The Maryland Green Registry is a voluntary program launched by Governor O’Malley in 2009 as part of the Smart, Green and Growing Initiative 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 380 organization members.
The Registry is a free program that assists businesses and other organizations by promoting and recognizing their sustainable practices. Collectively, Registry members have saved over $74 million annually through their sustainable practices.
As part of their profile, 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.
Maryland Green Registry members are asked to share at least one quantitative measurement as part of their online profile. The following results were achieved on an annual basis between 2012-2013:
603,000 lbs of hazardous waste reduced
11.8 million lbs of nonhazardous waste reduced
532 million lbs of non-hazardous waste recycled
2.7 million gallons of wastewater reduced
446,000 gallons of fuel saved
9.8 million vehicle miles traveled (VMT) reduced
441 million kWh electricity saved
517 million gallons of water conserved
2.0 million metric tons carbon dioxide equivalent (MTCO2e) reduced
The Maryland Green Registry announced the "Look for the Logo" contest in February 2013 as a way to encourage members of the Registry to show their membership pride. All member organizations were asked to snap a photo of the displayed Registry logo and send the picture to MDE. All member organizations that competed in the photo contest were entered in a contest drawing to win prizes donated by member organizations.
“I am proud to present these awards to organizations that have displayed outstanding leadership. 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, sets annual environmental goals and measures their results. Their commitment is outstanding and, as we can see, they are really getting results.”
--Robert M. Summers, Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment
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Leadership Winner Profiles
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See additional photos on the Maryland Green Registry Flickr page.
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