SEATTLE, WA – (May 17, 2012) – CleanScapes announced today that they will be one of the first companies to join the ranks of
Forterra’s Carbon Capturing Companies (C3). Seattle’s biggest names in music, sports and business are voluntarily calculating, reducing and helping mitigate their carbon footprint through a new tree planting program.
Along with CleanScapes, C3 founding partners include Pearl Jam, the Seattle Sounders FC, the Seattle Seahawks, the Seattle Mariners, Outdoor Research, Molly Moon’s Ice Cream, Woodland Park Zoo, Cherry Street Coffee, Glassybaby, Stream Real Estate, GLY Construction, and the Seattle Aquarium. This unique group of businesses and non-profits will annually plant trees that will sequester the carbon emitted by their operations.
Conifer trees, native to the Pacific Northwest, will be planted in parks, right of ways, transportation corridors and natural areas by Forterra and other trusted nonprofit partners.
“We are excited to launch the C3 program with such an important and diverse group of partners,” said Gene Duvernoy, Forterra president. “These are some of our region’s most prominent establishments and it is a great testament to businesses leading by example and demonstrating their commitment to the environment and the community.”
“CleanScapes takes great pride in having one of the most sustainable solid waste and recycling collection fleets in the Puget Sound region, and we are a national leader in piloting new/sustainable technologies like Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) collection vehicles - currently 60% of our fleet is CNG - and we are the only company in the region using new Hybrid CNG/Hydraulic Launch Assist trucks. However, even with the significant investments we have made in sustainable technologies, we believe that it is incredibly important to mitigate our carbon emissions, which is why we are proud to partner with Forterra in launching the C3 program” said Chris Martin, President of CleanScapes.
In 2012, CleanScapes will work with Forterra to offset all of the carbon emissions associated with the company’s solid waste and recycling collection fleet, and will work with the communities it serves to find receiving sites for planting trees.
“As a company that runs over 100 trucks a day, CleanScapes collection fleet, even with the significant investment we have made in CNG and CNG/HLA trucks, has a pretty big carbon footprint. In 2012 we are going to focus on mitigating the impact of our collection fleet, with the goal of mitigating our companywide carbon footprint in 2013,” commented Martin.
CleanScapes provides residential and commercial solid waste, recycling and food/yard waste collection in the cities of Seattle, Shoreline, Des Moines, and starting July 1st Issaquah, WA.
CleanScapes is the trusted partner for communities seeking to enhance residential & commercial vitality by providing innovative streetscape maintenance, recycling & solid waste services.
CleanScapes was founded in Seattle, Washington in 1997, and provides sustainable solid waste and recycling collection service to residents and businesses in Des Moines, Shoreline, and Seattle.
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