Building Sustainability From the Ground Up. GreenScapes is:. Multi-media EPA Partnership Program designed to promote a wide variety of environmentally beneficial landscaping and land management practices. GreenScapes is:.
Building Sustainability From the Ground Up
Each and every day from landscaping construction and maintenance operations:
Used each & every day in building and maintaining these lands.
– you may even be able to get a few dollars for them.
Rebuying is key to sustainability by putting valuable materials back to work .
Change your thinking:
It’s not waste – it’s another resource.
It’s both a recycled & biobased product.
(5 x 16,000 = 80,000 gallons water holding capacity)
Extends the life of the trails and reduces frequency of repairs.
Benefits of just these 3 products:CompostPlastic lumberRubberized asphaltEvery scrap of organics, plastics (LDPE, HDPE, PET), and tires generated in the entire U.S could be put to use by the landscaping industry alone.
Reduced water use
Reduced irrigation costs – water & energy
Reduced plant growth
Reduced plant maintenance
Reduced waste generation
Reduced labor – time & cost (maint. & disposal)
Reduced equipment operating times
Reduced equip. maint. – labor & supplies
Reduced fuel use
Reduced fertilizer use – material & labor savings
Reduced pesticide use –material & labor savings
Reduced nonpoint source pollution
Reduced exposure to hazardous materials
Reduce insurance costs
employees, and yourself
from potentially harmful
chemicals, solvents, fuels,
EPA Partnership program to implement & promote “green” landscaping practices
National Recognition Program & Case Studies
CPG / EPP
Low Impact Development
Commercial business Homeowner guide
& industry guide
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