Green Registry Leadership Award for a Columbia Auto Repair Facility.
2010 Maryland Green Registry Leadership Award for a Columbia Auto Repair Facility -- yes, what a great headline. Earlier this month, I attended a meeting where British American Auto Care was awarded a Green Leadership Award along with NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, GM Baltimore Transmission Plant, St. Mary’s College of Maryland and Union Hospital of Cecil County. What great company to win an award with! These are the first awards given out since the Green Registry was started last year.
The night of the award reception was a hot and steamy night. Record temperatures of 105 were reached in Baltimore, and I was worried that the Green Building Institute where the event was being held would not have air conditioning! I had been on a tour of this building, and it is one of the greenest buildings in the world. It uses natural air flow to keep the building cool, but all was cool, and they did have an air conditioning back up for very hot days. So you can be green and stay cool!
About 100 people attended the event and the awards were given out by Shari T. Wilson, Secretary of the Maryland Dept. of the Environment. Each company gave a short speech, and I was first on the line up. I pointed out that the exciting thing about the last two years was the strong commitment to green practices from employees, customers and consultants. We have seen many great ideas come from so many people. This has affected our work culture in a very positive way. On top of this all the projects that we have taken on have made good business sense.
We were all very proud to receive this award from the Maryland Department of the Environment who have been a wonderful agency to work with over the years. They have provided great training and support with the vehicle emissions program, the Green Registry and on storm water issues.