Saint Louis University's Center for Sustainability received a Star Circle of Excellence award at the 2012 RCGA Green Business Challenge awards ceremeony held on December 18. The RCGA honored 84 companies, institutions, and governments for their achievements in adopting sustainable business practices that can help grow the St. Louis region's green economy, reduce environmental impact, and help their bottom lines. The Star Circle of Excellence is the highest achievement award category in the challenge.
About the Green Business Challenge
The St. Louis Green Challenge inspires businesses to form green teams and implement strategies to reduce energy and waste, expand sustainability programs and reduce your company's environmental impact.
The Challenge requires participants to complete sustainability strategies from a scorecard that contains categories of outreach, energy reduction, indoor environmental quality, waste reduction, and clean transportation options. Each sustainability strategy is worth a specific number of points. In 2012, 285 points are possible with extra credit points given for innovative activities.
The Center for Sustainability earned an impressive 218 points this year--an 86 point increase over 2011--thanks in part to our strong partnership with SLU's Department of Facilities Services.
(from left): Joe Reagan, President and CEO of the St. Louis RCGA; Brandon Verhoff, Project Analyst for Saint Louis University's Department of Facility Services; David Webb, Program Manager for Saint Louis University's Center for Sustainability; Glenda Abney, Director of the Earthways Center at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Photographs by Bueltmann Photography.