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TTI Goes Green
TechnoTraining, Inc. works together with its employees at every level in our business; looking at how improvements can be made and, where these are recognized, save on resources being consumed. This involves every single aspect of resource efficiency. In the coming months and years, we will be strengthening existing programs, polices, procedures and guidelines, and where necessary, developing new ones to implement TechnoTraining’s Environmental Management System. We will seek to make significant gains in these areas, ensure alignment with our environmental policy, and monitor and report publicly on our progress.
TechnoTraining, Inc. is a recipient of the Commonwealth of Virginia's E2 award from the Department of Environmental Quality. We are committed to operate consistently with applicable environmental legislation and regulations and to provide our services consistent with international standards developed to avoid, reduce or control pollution to the environment.
For more information please read our document on Corporate Responsibility and Environmental Management System.
Summer 2011 Green Newsletter
To all our TechnoTraining clients, sub-tiers and trainers:
With summer into full swing and the temperatures soaring, time to enjoy the outdoors, vacations and some quality family time. Summer is the perfect time to enjoy nature and appreciate all its beauty. Take a moment out of your day to realize what our lives would be like without the trees, sparkling water and the fresh air around us. While enjoying the simple pleasures of life, make it your reasonability to also protect nature by making minor simple changes to your everyday life. Our summer newsletter provides some suggestions to start you on your way to being green.
TechnoTraining has updated its website! As promised, the new site includes a Green section which will include links to our newsletters, recognition/awards, and helpful suggestions. If you have any green news/information you wish to share, please send it to VMudd@TechnoTraining.net.
Enjoy the summertime and all the fun it offers!
Summertime Fun in the Sun Tips
Find local activities with low environmental impacts like a trip to the local park, woods, zoo, ball game, or beach with friends to relax. Time spent with friends and family can be a great way to catch up and have fun. Picking up that new book you've been meaning to read while lounging on the deck is another great way to pass the time and leave a smaller footprint behind.
A well-tuned car burns less gasoline, so get your oil and air filters changed regularly. Not sure if your filter needs changing? Take it out and hold it up. If you can't see any light coming through, it's too dirty. Check your tire pressure monthly (you'll get the most consistent results by using your own gauge when the car is cold).Americans driving on under-inflated tires waste 4 million gallons of gas each day and reduce their tires' lifespan. Oil-change shops urge us to change the oil in our vehicles every 3,000 miles, but most cars nowadays don't need oil changes that often. In fact, most manufacturers say you can go 7,000 miles without a problem. Change less often and it really can save your engine and the planet - not to mention your wallet.
Turning it Up
Air conditioning can offer much-needed respite from the heat and can make sweaty nights bearable, but be sensitive to overuse. Turning up the thermostat a few degrees on your AC is a great way to save tons of cash while making the planet a cooler place at the same time. Also, just like your car, be sure to get your AC unit serviced every year to make sure it is running at maximum efficiency.
Tis’ the Season to BBQ
Instead of heating up the kitchen, light up the grill. A propane grill burns much cleaner than either wood or charcoal briquettes. If you can't resist charcoal, try a natural product --much cleaner than your traditional briquettes.
Buy Local and Support your Community
Farmers markets are great places to shop, and ensure that the veggies you're eating hot off the grill or mixed in a salad haven't traveled thousands of miles just to reach your plate. That cuts down on the use of fossil fuels, which leads to significantly reduced levels of pollution and resource depletion over your typical tomato bought at the local supermarket.
Look for eco-friendly products like clothing, swimsuits, sandals, towels, and skin care. Each of them is a step in the right direction, and you might just fall in love with a product or style you never knew existed. And remember, 100% cotton will allow your skin to breathe. Mosquitoes are attracted to darker colors and warmer bodies and can bite through tight-fitting fabrics. So wear light colors and loose fits.
No Poison, Please
Remember those carefree days of running alongside the DDT truck as it sprayed the happy townspeople and iced all the bugs? Well, we're a little smarter now, so use products like garlic barrier to ward off mosquitoes. Traditional products certainly do the job, but they can end up turning your backyard into a deathtrap for every other kind of living thing that drops by for a visit. That means birds, butterflies, ladybugs, and even the family dog gets an unhealthy dose. Not to mention yourself, the kids, the neighbors' kids, and even your bratty nephew who lives down the block. Make sure to apply it when you think it won't rain for several days, and the garlic alternative should treat you right. Planting rosemary is a natural and low-tech way to block skeeters.
Wet and Wise
Water usage levels are a big deal throughout much of the U.S. and the summer drought season can really make things tough. Be certain to watch what you use, water plants only when necessary, and take a few minutes to install a low-flow shower head. If you have a large garden to water, consider making a rain barrel to catch run-off water.
The Greener Road
Have to travel long distances to arrive at your dream destination this summer? Consider making it by road or rail rather than by plane, but be sure to offset your carbon emissions no matter what mode of transportation you choose.
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