Summer 2017
Commercial Recycling Team
Chris Day
Commercial Recycling Supervisor
Rita Keys
Sr. Administrative Assistant

Commercial Recycling Coordinators

Andrea Allston

Vicki Darbonne

Kim Flynn
Michelle Long

Millstone Bakery Becomes Our Newest Green Business 
In addition to using real Belgian chocolate for tasty chocolate desserts, Millstone Bakery offers European-style pastries, cakes and breads made from scratch with the highest quality ingredients. Undertaking green business certification was a natural fit for this bakery, which uses no corn syrup, hydrogenated fats, bleached flours or preservatives. Millstone Bakery's green measures include LED lighting and recycling. Eat-in patrons enjoy fresh-baked goods and organic coffee from ceramic dinnerware. Recyclable containers are used for to-go orders. Millstone Bakery has the right ingredients for sustainability.

Congratulations, CAMBRiA hotel and suites,
Plano's First LEED Certified Hotel!
Cambria Sales Director Paul Devlin and General Manager John Henry join Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere and Commercial Recycling Supervisor Christopher Day at celebration.
Cambria hotel & suites Plano-Legacy  is Plano's first LEED
Certified hotel. 

The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification rating system process, administered by the U.S. Green Business Council, is designed to inspire project teams to seek innovative solutions that better our environment and communities. LEED certified buildings are resource, water and energy efficient from design through construction. Projects earn points across several areas addressing sustainability issues and based  on points achieved. There are four LEED rating levels: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum.
Cambria's sustainability efforts feature a rooftop solar array and reflective roof which reduce greenhouse gas emissions and consumption of fuels. Tesla car charging stations encourage the use of electric cars, which lessen reliance on fuel while reducing pollution.
On May 24, Cambria's General Manager John Henry hosted a celebration to honor its LEED Silver achievement. Mayor Harry LaRosiliere spoke of Cambria's environmental and community commitments. Henry said, "At Cambria hotel & suites, sustainability is our primary focus and is seen in everything we do, day in, day out. Our goal is to educate every team member, guest, client and vendor, taking it into the community." Plano's Commercial Recycling Supervisor Chris Day applauded Cambria for being the City's first Green Business Certified hotel and highlighted their additional green attributes ranging from energy-efficient lighting to green purchasing and participating in an organics recycling program.

#FollowOurLEED is the hotel's new mantra and social media campaign.
Watch the Facebook Live video of the presentation.

Who Will Win an Environmental Community Award?
Dust off your awards shelf and prepare your nominations for the 2017 Environmental Community Awards (ECA). The awards recognize outstanding environmental leadership and achievement by honoring businesses, non-profits, schools and individuals with the Environmental Star of Excellence (ESOE) award.

Applicants can self-nominate or nominate others. Businesses are recognized for demonstrating outstanding leadership and achievements in the categories of Environmental Commitment, Green Building, Small Business, Multi-Family and Green Business Certified. Don't delay; applications are due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 1.
Submit your projects, programs or services from May 2016 to May 2017. Each must positively benefit the Plano community and its environment. Follow this link for a complete list of categories and criteria

Award recipients will be honored at a luncheon on Sept. 20 at The Hope Center. We look forward to seeing you on stage in September.