MISSION, KS — American Reusable Textile Association’s (ARTA) recently held a sold out Green Summit in Quebec City. Held from July 22-23, the Green Summit drew 130 attendees including international attendees from The Netherlands, South Africa and New Zealand. The education conference was the largest ARTA has held to date. Prior education conferences were held in 2006 in Indianapolis and 2008 in Durham, N.C.
VON ORMY, Texas — Leave it to one of the industry’s largest players to institutionalize Green operations.
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Mac-Gray Corporation’s Lighten The Load™ Initiative
WALTHAM, Mass. — Mac-Gray Corporation, a provider of laundry facilities management services to multi-unit housing locations announced that it received the Carbonfund.org Foundation’s first annual For People and Planet award in the education category. Since Mac-Gray launched its Lighten the Load(TM) initiative in 2008 with Carbonfund.org, they have partnered with 29 academic institutions to offset more than 40 million pounds of carbon.
“This award highlights Mac-Gray’s commitment to environmental sustainability. Our Lighten the Load™ initiative is helping to reduce the carbon footprints of college and university laundry programs, while educating students on the benefits of being ‘green’ in the laundry room,” said Stewart G. MacDonald, Mac-Gray’s chief executive officer.