June 14, 2013 
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To: Members and Friends of the Maryland Green Registry

Congratulations!

 

Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Robert M. Summers announced six new Leadership Award winners at the fourth annual Registry Awards on June 11th in Annapolis. The Registry partnered with Annapolis Green Drinks for an evening of networking and information sharing. 

Learn more about this year's leadership winners through their online member profiles and the summaries linked below. You'll see that all share these important traits: 1) strong organizational commitment, 2) effective green teams, 3) annual goals and 4) the measurement and monitoring of their initiatives. These elements are truly a recipe for success no matter what the type or size of an organization. If your facility doesn't have a green team, start one!  We have tips to get you started and many Maryland Green Registry members who would be happy to share their experiences - starting with our award winners... 

 

Coca Cola Refreshments 

Goodwill Industries International 

La Prima Food Group

Life Technologies

Oakland Nursing & Rehabilitation Center 

Salisbury University

 
The other big announcement from Tuesday night was the collective annual measurable results of all Maryland Green Registry members as reported through their profiles. For the fourth straight year, members have reported greater efficiency in resource use and other improvements in their environmental performance. See below how the efforts you make everyday at your facility add up.
  
Laura Armstrong

Maryland Green Registry Coordinator 

New e-mail: Green.Registry@maryland.gov

Maryland Green Registry Annual Results

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Each year, Maryland Green Registry members prove that the path to sustainability is a team effort, both at the facility level and at the broader community level.  The results below were achieved by Maryland Green Registry members on an annual basis between 2012 and 2013. The biggest jumps over last year's numbers were reductions in vehicle miles traveled, increased water conservation and dollars saved. Help us capture all you're doing for next year's totals by updating your profile with any new projects and results.

  • 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
  • $74  million saved! 
Look the for the Logo Contest Winners and Prizes

Logo ContestWindows and websites, T-shirts and trucks, lobbies and laptops ... Maryland Green Registry logos have been showing up all sorts of places and we thank everyone who shared photos of where they were displaying the logo.  All Look for the Logo Contest entries were displayed in a slide show at the June 11 event and entered into a drawing for prizes donated by the following very generous Maryland Green Registry members:

 

 

Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company (gift basket)

Mills Fine Wine & Spirits (trio of Maryland wines)

Safeway ($50 certificate)

Havre de Grace Seafood Festival (3 pairs of tickets to see the Oak Ridge Boys at this year's festival on August 9th).  

 

The lucky winners of the drawing were Bay Green Properties, Coca Cola, Claire Jones Landscapes, Finish Werks, Howard County Community College and Washington Gas.

More thank yous ...
thank youAnnapolis Green, The Westin Annapolis, the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, Tony J Photography, music by The Walking Sticksand videography by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources all contributed to a fun event on June 11th. Stay tuned for more event photos and a video featuring the award winners.

 

 Visit us:

www.green.maryland.gov/registry