Hello, and welcome to GreenPrisons.org. The website was created in August of 2011, shortly after the first meeting of the American Correctional Association’s (ACA) “Clean and Green” (now Sustainability) committee. It became clear after that first committee meeting those correctional practitioners needed a resource to share their ideas and experience about sustainability and for Companies to learn about corrections’ needs and to share the news about the unique qualities their products could bring to the correctional marketplace. That need still remains.
Our ability to remain current depended in large part on our ability to visit with practitioners in the field, see their innovations and learn their needs. With the advent of COVID in the winter and spring of 2020 all travel, including conference participation, came to a stop. That remains true today. At this point we have no idea when or if we will ever be able to resume the vigorous travel schedule necessary to resume our former model of service.
With that in mind we encourage practitioners and companies to still use the site as a way to stay in touch and learn new approaches to their respective businesses. To that end you are encouraged to submit to Tommy@GreenPrisons.org any articles, papers, questions, or pictures about your sustainable operation or project and we will archive it on this site to be available to the entire corrections community. We will attempt to update the site regularly and encourage you to check back frequently.