July 30, 2015
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To: Members and Friends of the Maryland Green Registry


The 2015 Leadership Award winners were recognized last night at the 6th annual Maryland Green Registry Awards and Membership Event at Nick's Fish House in Baltimore. The Registry partnered with the U.S. Green Building Council, Maryland Chapter for an evening of networking and information sharing. 


MDE Deputy Secretary Mary Beth Tung and Maryland Dept. of Business and Economic Development Deputy Secretary Ben Wu recognized these award-winning organizations for their sustainable practices, measurable results and commitment to continual improvement. Click on each organization to learn more about their efforts.



Honest Tea

Hord Coplan Macht

Northrop Grumman

Prince George's Community College


The other big cause for celebration was the total environmental

results and costs savings reported by all Maryland Green Registry members over the past year. Members reporting saving more than $102 million through environmental best practices and showed big gains in energy and water savings over last year. Take pride in your contribution and spread the message by sharing the infographic below through your company's social media sites: http://bit.ly/1h0kFRl


Thank you to all who were able to attend the event last night! Event photos can be found on the Registry's flickr page.  


Laura Armstrong

Maryland Green Registry Coordinator


Click Infographic to View Results!




Compost Challenge Results

A year ago, we challenged Maryland Green Registry members to consider collecting food and yard waste for composting and to let us know about it. Eighty-five members told us they are collecting organic waste for composting either on- or off-site, amounting to more than 3.8 million pounds of material that is diverted from landfills and converted to a valuable product. While many Marylanders are composting at home, we know that collecting in the workplace presents a few more challenges, so we applaud these organizations for their efforts and hope others will join them. 


               Do you have an idea for next year's Maryland Green Registry contest? Let us know!


A word of thanks to ...

thank you

U.S. Green Building Council, Maryland Chapter for partnering with us on this successful event 


and to the following organizations who provided items for the Compost Challenge Prize Drawing: 


Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company provided a gift card as well the beautiful gift baskets for our award winners; 

Baltimore County Bureau of Solid Waste Management provided two compost bins; 


Maryland Recycling Network provided a complimentary annual membership;


U.S. Green Building Council, Maryland Chapter provided a complimentary annual membership; and to


Veteran Compost for sharing information on their services and for composting the food waste from our event last night.

Webinars and other events


Inspired by those annual results? Don't forget to check the Maryland Green Registry News and Events page for webinars and local workshops and events that provide information and guidance on implementing new environmental practices at your facility. To add events, send info to green.registry@maryland.gov or post to the Registry's LinkedIn Group





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