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ACA's Winter Conference Marks a Milestone for Sustainability

GreenPrisons Founder and CEO joined ACA President Mary Livers in cutting the cake to celebrate the establishment of ACA's Clean and Green Committee as a permanent, standing committee with a new name. The Committee will now be known as the Sustainability-Oriented and Environmentally Responsible Practices Committee. This action by ACA's membership marks a giant step forward for sustainability and for the Association. The celebration occurred during the Sustainability's regular meeting and in addition to President Livers participation ACA's Executive Director Jim Gondles also commented on the important role the Committee has played in the Association with the creation of the Green Aisle and .....

Article By: TommyNorris

GreenPrisons Says Thank You To Supporters of ACA Committee Celebration

As evidenced by articles elsewhere on this website the ACA committee that focuses on sustainability in corrections and that was the catalyst for the creation of GreenPrisons, Inc. achieved a milestone this year. As noted elsewhere, the Clean and Green Committee became the Sustainability-Oriented and Environmentally Responsible Practices Committee as a result of the recent ACA elections....

Article By: TommyNorris

GreenPrisons Gears Up for ACA

The Winter Conference for ACA is just around the corner and hopefully you will be joining GreenPrisons in San Antonio. Once again GreenPrisons will be at the head of the Green Aisle in booth 611. We encourage you to visit with 20 of the most knowledgeable companies serving corrections' sustainable needs. This year you have an extra incentive exclusively for those of you that regularly check the GreenPrisons website. The first person that visits the CorrectPac, Easywater, and KBI booths and asks for their gift card will receive a Visa gift card. There is only one per booth so if you are reading this and plan on being in San Antonio be sure to be the first person to come by and check with these great sponsors of GreenPrisons....

Article By: TommyNorris

Integrated Veteran's Services Joins GreenPrisons as a New Sponsor

Integrated Veteran's Services (IVS) joins GreenPrisons as a promoter of sustainable technology in corrections. IVS brings new technology to an old (and expensive) challenge in corrections; the cost effective elimination of food from the solid waste chain. The storage, compacting and hauling of food waste on a daily basis from institutions serving three meals a day to thousands of inmates daily can result in literally tons of food waste a day and thousands of dollars in monthly fees to haul it away.....

Article By: TommyNorris

ACA's Green Aisle Open for Business in San Antonio

GreenPrisons joins the more than 20 exhibitors of sustainable products, services and technologies on the Green Aisle at the Winter Conference of the American Correctional Association in San Antonio, January 20-25, 2017. Just as in previous conferences the Green Aisle gives participants from around the country the opportunity to meet with company representatives familiar with the correctional environment and ask questions about the cost savings available........

Article By: Tommy Norris

Tracking the Triple Bottom Line at SC Criminal Justice Conference

GreenPrisons made its second appearance at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Association in three years, November 13-16, 2016, to share the advantages of sustainable products, technologies and services with the more than 400 participants in attendance. GreenPrisons was represented by Tommy Norris, CEO and Founder of GreenPrisons who not only staffed the booth in the exhibit hall; he also presented a 90-minute workshop on the Triple Bottom Line (click here to see PowerPoint from the presentation). The room was a full house with over 40 participants full of good questions and comments......

Article By: Tommy Norris



Green Blogs


New Look for ACA!

In this issue: Happenings | News | Pro Tips New Look for ACA! Check out our new booth! CorrectPac was proud to exhibit in the Green Aisle at ACA i In this issue: Happenings | News | Pro Tips New Look for ACA! Hazard free, pictogram...

The Connection | 12.02.2016


A corrections legend shares his experience

In this issue: News | Happenings | Pro Tips Hot off the Press A corrections legend shares his experience. There aren't many in the corrections industry Hot off the Press...

TommyNorris | 10.12.2015


The Connection - Step Three: Time to be a Leader in This Amazing Year of Progress

If you are having trouble viewing this newsletter,click here. The Connection Marvin's View January 29, 2015 Step Three: Time to be a Leader in This Amazing Year of Progress...

The Connection | 07.02.2015








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