StopWaste Business Awards 2013

Waste Reduction Excellence Award

Cagwin & Dorward is honored to receive the StopWaste Business Efficiency Awards

Aaron Majors accepts stopwaste business efficiency award

Cagwin & Dorward’s Union City office was honored to accept the StopWaste Business Efficiency Award in the Waste Reduction Excellence in Landscape Construction & Maintenance category.   We strive to live our environmental mission statement of, Becoming part of the solution by committing to preserve the beauty that surrounds us and to heal our planet for future generations.

Our operations team works hard to make sure we are serving our customers in an environmentally friendly way.  In 2013, we are transitioning to 100% organic fertilizer application for the vast majority of our customers. We have over 25 California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) Certified Water Managers and have become an industry leader in water management. Additionally, we have 40 managers who are Bay Friendly Qualified. Bay Friendly is a whole-systems approach to designing, building and maintaining sustainable landscapes. Leveraging their experience, our operations team works to educate our customers about the importance of reducing water-use and landscaping with Bay-Friendly practices.

Internally, our GO Team has worked to reduce resource use company-wide.  Some of our accomplishments include: reducing the company’s energy use by over 23%, reducing internal paper use by 175 reams annually, and installing facility upgrades such as low flow EPA Water Smart toilets and CFL lighting.

The StopWaste Business Efficiency Awards honor Alameda County businesses and institutions whose leadership and continuous efforts to improve environmental performance and business efficiency have achieved outstanding results. Since the inception of the awards program in 2000, well over 100 Alameda County businesses and institutions have been recognized.  Learn how your business can be a leader in waste reduction.

Thank you, StopWaste.org for honoring us with this award!

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