ENC awarded True Platinum Certification by Green Business Certification Inc. for zero waste efforts

The Environmental Nature Center (ENC) was recently awarded platinum certification under the TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) rating system. Administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), TRUE helps facilities measure, improve and recognize zero waste performance by encouraging the adoption of sustainable waste management and reduction practices, which contribute to positive environmental, health and economic outcomes.

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(L-R) ENC Assistant Director Lori Whalen and ENC Executive Director Bo Glover conducting a waste audit

“At the ENC we are an example to the thousands of young children we serve. Children model the behavior they observe of the world around them,” said ENC Executive Director Bo Glover. “I’m proud that we take our role as being an example very seriously. We, as a society, need to change our wasteful behaviors now. We can no longer be a disposable society. Our planet cannot survive it. I’m hopeful that our next generation is going to change the world and the ENC is going to help them every step of the way.”

Waste affects every part of our communities and effective waste management strategies are critical to ensuring both public and environmental health. By pursuing TRUE certification, the ENC demonstrates a commitment to sustainability leadership by shifting to circular thinking and prioritizing processes, operations, and actions to reduce waste and conserve resources. The ENC is committed to inspiring all to protect the natural world by serving as our community’s leader in ecological responsibility, sustainable practices and environmental education.

“The Environmental Nature Center recognizes that by pursuing zero waste they are helping us build a sustainable future for all,” said Peter Templeton, president and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council and GBCI. “Waste impacts all facets of business and changing the way that we use resources will deliver public health benefits, reduce our environmental impact and advance a greener economy.”

Environmental Nature Center is located at 1601 E. 16th St., Newport Beach. For more information, visit www.encenter.org.


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