OH Biz Council Wins Sustainability Award

Posted April 9, 2015 at 6:13 pm

The Greater Cincinnati Green Business Council (GCGBC), which includes locally based companies, including Cintas Corp., recently was honored with the 2015 Green Business Award for Green Advocacy. 

The annual award recognizes an organization that provides educational awareness about sustainability, according to a news release. The council, the area’s first collaboration of leaders from local corporations and organizations dedicated to promoting sustainability, won in the nonprofit category for waste management initiatives. The award was presented by the Cincinnati Business Courier and the Cincinnati Regional Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, during a recent ceremony.

“This award validates the Council’s hard work over the past five years and we’re thrilled to accept it,” says Cintas’ Pamela Brailsford, senior director of supplier diversity and sustainability. “Waste management programs can have positive long-term impacts on local communities by reducing the amount of waste deposited into landfills. These programs also engage employees and raise awareness about ways to help the environment, while reducing expenses and creating new opportunities. We hope that our success inspires other organizations to take action and collaborate on sustainability initiatives.”

In addition to the green message that the council promotes, member companies have implemented numerous waste-management strategies. Cintas, for example, diverted more than 340 tons from the landfill in 2014 by conducting waste audits and education about what constitutes trash. Click here for details.