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A qualified Nominee is a COMPANY that has EITHER: Developed a Green product or service that is commercially available and in production, and is in use with at least one customer/client; OR Applied or implemented a technology or process change that has a net positive impact on the environment, such as, decreasing energy consumption as compared to conventional operations, decreasing regulated air or water emissions, decreasing solid-waste as compared to conventional operations, or some other environmentally significant described impact.
Jane’s Dough Foods was established in 2008 to mass produce consistently excellent dough and pizza products.
Having recognized that the pizza manufacturing industry was focused on speed first and quality second, we instead built on the history and culture of parent company Donatos to deliver better tasting products with quality as the primary concern.
Sharing its headquarters with its parent company, Jane’s Dough Foods is growing rapidly as it expands in retail supermarkets, membership clubs, c-stores, food service, and contract packing.
Seeing an opportunity to reduce our waste, we have created a new pizza sleeve that has replaced our traditional pizza box and will have a substantial positive impact on the environment.
Innovative bio-composite polymers which replace 40% of the petroleum in plastic with inexpensive agricultural co-products.
This patent pending R&D 100 award winning technology allows Biobent Polymers to manufacture high performance polymers using a wide variety of base resins including polypropylene, polyethylene, PLA, PVC and others. With highly competitive pricing when compared to pure petroleum based resins, Biobent products are highly sought after in the market today.
Making Columbus a sustainable city is a key priority for Mayor Michael B. Coleman. The Mayor proposed a plan that would make recycling affordable and would avoid an increase in truck traffic/emissions. The plan involved modifying existing weekly yard waste collection to every other week alternating with recycling collection. The City discovered that residents were also supportive of this proposal, filling City Council chambers to unanimously support the program.
The City worked closely with local recycler Rumpke to make a program as easy as possible: no sorting of recyclables for residents. Columbus procured 64-gallon containers that would be provided to all 227,000 eligible households. Carts feature a lid to reduce litter, wheels to make maneuvering the cart easy and a size large enough to contain two weeks worth of material. The cart and collection service is provided as a basic city service at no additional cost to residents.
To prepare residents for this new service, a multi-tiered outreach campaign involved automated phone calls, community presentations, literature delivered to each household, print and television media, schools, events and festivals.
Though there are several corporation throughout the world that teach Data Center Virtualization and Consolidation (DCVC), Corder Enterprises International (CEI) is the only company that teaches how to create “Green Data Centers” via DCVC.
CEI’s philosophy is “Go Green while Saving Green”. CEI believes that you should save more money going green than it costs you to go green!
Of the over 9,000,000 VMware courses taught by various companies around the world, less than 200,000 people have achieved their VMware Certified Professional (VCP) and less than 800 in the world have achieved the pinnacle of DCVC certification – the coveted VMware Certified Instructor (VCI).
CEI’s James D. Corder is one of the few that have achieved their VCI. In fact VMware, IBM, and HP have been known to send their employees to CEI to begin their certification process.
Elytus (Ee-Light-Us) invites clients to take a new perspective on their waste management program through the use of WInStream, a proprietary web-based platform.
WInStream, paired with the use of Professional Services, assembles a sustainable total waste management program for chain operators throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico empowering them to control costs, communicate with vendors and eliminate waste in a more sustainable way.
G&J Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of Columbus has been working towards sustainability improvement since 2004. In the past eight years the organization has become the most efficient water use plant in the industry. Several initiatives have led to significant raw material reduction and elimination. Several organizations have recognized the company for its efforts:
• SWACO Board of Trustees Emerald Award Winner - Highest sustainability award from SWACO.
• Keep Ohio Beautiful - Business & Industry top award for sustainability practices.
• City of Columbus Green Spot Award
• Polar Bears International Paws of Approval for being a leader in sustainability and undertaking initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint.
Innovagreen Systems brings the best available technological solutions to the number one littered item in the world that places toxins into the Waters of America and across our globe each and every day.
The utility patents our company bases the solutions on take this waste and turn it to value – litter to glitter. There are no other solutions.
In addition, this is done with true zero waste to landfill, use of all items collected and recycle of all processing elements.
Cigarette litter is our product – turned off yet? Good, so are we and we’re doing something about it.... There is no larger problem in the world, that impacts everything in the world.
Smoker or not, this problem is OURS – there is simply NOTHING “Greener”...Face it!