Greening Your Business

Cost-effective ideas for reducing your business’ impact on the environment.

StorageMart Goes Green

Green Lifestyles - StorageMart Goes Green. StorageMart recently entered into an agreement with OZZ Solar/JCM Capital which calls for the installation of approximately 640,000 square feet of solar panels on the roofs of its Toronto, Ontario locations. With installation due to be complete within the first quarter of 2012, these solar energy panels will be capable of collecting up to three megawatts of power each year.For more than five decades, the self-storage industry has made its place in the North American consciousness, and since 1999 StorageMart has been a part of that industry, providing its clients with a clean, safe and secure place to keep possessions outside of their homes. Now StorageMart has taken a step to make more efficient use of its physical presence which will allow it to put something back into peoples’ homes. Read More »

Ashland Inc. Joins GEMI

Green infrastructure - The Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI) today announced the addition of its newest member company, Ashland Inc., a leading global specialty chemical company.WASHINGTON, PRNewswire-USNewswire — The Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI) today announced the addition of its newest member company, Ashland Inc., a leading global specialty chemical company.

“We are pleased to welcome Ashland to GEMI,” said GEMI’s Chair, Keith Miller, Manager, Environmental Initiatives and Sustainability, 3M. “Ashland’s existing commitment as a global leader to corporate social responsibility, combined with the willingness to participate in industry-wide sustainability initiatives, will be an excellent addition to GEMI’s 27 member companies.” Read More »

Heritage Hops into Making of Dean Biersch’s Hopmonk Tavern in Sonoma, CA

Hear from Hopmonk Founder and Restaurateur, Dean Biersch and Heritage Salvage Founder, Bug Deakin on the making of a Sustainable Tavern - authentic reclaimed  materials used include wood from John I Haas’ 1924 Hops Warehouse in Yakima, Washington and bleacher boards from three locations including,  Southern Illinois University.

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