BALTIMORE, MD (April 9, 2013) - The Maryland Green Registry is now accepting applications for the 2013 annual Maryland Green Registry Leadership Awards. Interested organizations should submit an application highlighting the environmental projects or practices described in their online member profile and the results achieved, as well as information about their organization's commitment to continual improvement in sustainable operations. The Registry is a free program that assists businesses and other organizations by promoting and recognizing their sustainable practices. Collectively, Registry members have saved more than $63 million annually through their sustainable practices.
The 2013 Maryland Green Registry Leadership Award winners will be announced at the annual awards and membership event June 11 at The Westin Annapolis.
The Maryland Green Registry is a part of Smart, Green & Growing, an initiative introduced by Governor Martin O’Malley in October 2008 to foster a smarter, greener, more sustainable future for Maryland families. The initiative brings together state agencies, local governments, businesses and citizens to revitalize communities, improve transit, create green jobs, address climate change, conserve energy, preserve land and restore the Chesapeake Bay.
Past Leadership Awards have gone to British American Auto Care, Inc., CSX, E-Structors, GM Baltimore Transmission Plant, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, National Aquarium, St. Mary’s County Public Schools, St. Mary's College of Maryland, Union Hospital of Cecil County, University of Maryland, College Park, Staples, Lucy School, JBS International and Life Technologies.
“More than 360 organizations, ranging from large manufacturers to small businesses and nonprofits, are members of the Maryland Green Registry. Last year, these organizations reported more than $63 million in savings from the smart, sustainable practices they implemented. The annual Leadership Awards provide an opportunity to highlight the innovative environmental practices and successes of our Maryland Green Registry members and inspire others to take similar steps to protect our air, land and water, while saving money and creating a healthier workplace.”
-- Robert M. Summers, Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment
See more photos from the Maryland Green Registry Annual Awards on Flickr.
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