For Immediate Release – February 25, 2008
Bedford Hills, NY—The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) named SavATree a member of the National Environmental Performance Track program today. SavATree is the first company in the green industry to earn this prestigious green credential. They join facilities including Nestle, Frito-Lay and Toyota that are helping to define the next generation of corporate environmental stewardship.
Performance Track recognizes facilities that have a strong record of environmental compliance, as well as three year goals for environmental improvement, internal systems to manage their environmental impacts, and community outreach programs. “EPA applauds our Performance Track partners who are going above and beyond environmental requirements and producing real, measurable results,” said EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson. “By committing to conservation today, these leading companies are helping shape a healthier, more prosperous tomorrow.”
SavATree President Daniel van Starrenburg explained, “SavATree was founded with a primary brand promise of environmental sensibility. Long before it was popular, my team was greening up our services through the painstaking process of testing new, less intrusive products and methods and incorporating them into our mix. We have always been on the look out for natural and organic ways of enhancing the landscape while promoting sustainability. As we continue our green crusade it only seemed fitting to partner with the EPA and commit to being ‘green’ not only in the landscape, but throughout our business operations.” SavATree’s initiatives include using renewable energy, conserving resources, using more recycled products and land preservation.
Since the 2000 launch of this facility-based program, Performance Track membership has grown to 538 members in 49 states and Puerto Rico. Members have set more than 3,500 goals to benefit the environment in both regulated and unregulated areas. Through goals that have been set since the inception of the program, Performance Track members have reported greenhouse gas reductions of 310, 000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, reductions in nitrogen oxides of 13,000 tons, and reductions of hazardous waste of 52,000 tons. For more information about Performance Track, visit www.epa.gov/performance track or call 1-888-339-PTRK.
About Us: SavATree proudly provides stewardship for the properties they serve and the environment, promoting a sustainable landscape and the unique relationship between people and their surroundings. This premier tree, shrub and lawn care company has been enhancing and preserving resident, business and community properties for over 20 years. Industry certified arborists provide clients with expertise in arboriculture and green program options to help them maintain a healthy, safe and beautiful landscape. Services include tree pruning, disease diagnosis, tree removals, insect and mite treatments, lawn care and more, with organic program options using Organic Material Review Institute (OMRI) listed materials and ingredients allowed by the Northeast Organic Farming Association’s (NOFA) organic land care program. SavATree is one of the few companies to receive the prestigious accreditation of the Tree Care Industry Association. They currently operate in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington D.C. For more information, please contact us.
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