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Green Corporate Citizen Award Finalists Announced

September 27th, 2011 · 1 Comment

The Green Corporate Citizen Award finalists announced & they are Collins Bus Corporation, General Motors Corporation, and Turner Construction Company.

Collins hybrid electric Type A school bus
Collins hybrid electric Type A school bus. Collins Bus Corporation is one of the finalist’s in the Waste and Recycling News’ Green Corporate Citizen Award. (Photo: autoblog).

Waste and Recycling News announced the winners of it’s Green Corporate Citizen Award during the Corporate Recycling & Waste Conference that it hosts in cooperation with Republic Services.

According to John Campanelli, Waste and Recycling News editor, the finalists include Collins Bus Corporation, General Motors Corporation, and Turner Construction Company. The top companies were chosen from a filed of 40 submissions by the Conference organizers WRN and Republic Services.

The Green Corporate Citizen Award is designed to recognize businesses that have exerted the effort to significantly reduce their environmental impact.

Collins Bus Corporation based in South Hutchinson, Kansas was selected after they have reduced their water usage by 600,000 gallons a year, reduced their electric consumption by 10% using high-efficiency lighting, installed solar panels to power their offices, and reduced their solid-waste-to-landfill totals by more than 90%!

We’ve written about General Motors’ environmental initiatives in the past and as expected they’re also a finalist for the award after they have increased their recycling rate by 92% in 2010 and achieved 100% landfill-free status for 76 of their manufacturing plants among other achievements.

Finally, Turner Construction Company is recognized by the Engineering News Record and Building Design + Construction magazines as leading builder of green buildings in the U.S., according to Michael Deane, the company’s vice president and chief sustainability officer. Turner has also achieved a cumulative diversion rate of 73% in its projects equivalent to 800,000 tons of construction and demolition waste. They have also accredited more than 1,200 LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) professionals and have completed more than 200 LEED-certified projects valued at more than $11 billion.

The winner of the award will be announced on the final day of the conference this Thursday September 29th. For more information, please visit Waste and Recycling News.

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