Steve Tussey, retired Safety Administrator of the Federal Bureau of Prisons has joined GreenPrisons as their top advisor on all things related to chemicals, safety, OSHA compliance and EPA guidelines. As Safety Administrator for the Bureau, Tussey was responsible for implementing many new programs throughout the Bureau’s 122 institutions.
CorrectPac, one of GreenPrisons earliest sponsors has once again been recognized by the Illinois Governor’s office for their efforts in making safe sustainable products. For more information.
The upcoming Congress of Corrections in St Louis, August 18-22, will once again have a variety of workshops, exhibits and meetings for correctional practitioners interested in sustainability. This year’s conference will feature no fewer than seven works focusing on everything from beekeeping to building design.
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) and the US Department of Energy (DOE) hosted the first national workgroup on sustainability in corrections in Aurora, Colorado. April 24-28 and GreenPrisons was there. The meeting was facilitated by Stacy Fitzsimmons of SNF writing Solutions. With Stacy’s guidance the group developed the first comprehensive look at sustainability in corrections and drafted a list of specific outcomes the group would like to see accomplished in the coming months ahead.
The Oregon Department of Corrections can always be counted on for some amazing accomplishments as documented by their Sustainability Manager, Chad Naugle. See the results of their most recent efforts from Chad’s email below.
This workshop will provide real life experiences from sustainability projects of all kinds completed on correctional facilities from across the United States. From using the most advanced lighting, refrigeration, mechanical, water conservation, recycling, etc., to getting deep down into the financing, establishing realistic scheduling and giving realistic returns on project investments.
Typically when we talk about saving resources here at GreenPrisons we are talking about energy or water or managing waste more effectively. But Jailer Barry Brady of the Marion County Detention Center has proven it can be about people too. Typically when we talk about saving resources here at Brady was the first jailer to be awarded an NIC technical assistance grant to assess his facility in an effort to put together a sustainability plan to help him prioritize infrastructure improvements.
From its iconic Green Aisle to more than seven workshops on sustainable topics this summer’s 147th Annual Congress of Corrections promises to offer something for anyone interested in the topic. Be sure and include a cruise down the Green Aisle during this summer’s conference. With eighteen companies whose focus is on all things sustainable
The Indiana Department of Correction has a large quantity of high mast lights available for any correctional agency interested in replacing and upgrading their perimeter and yard lighting. For information on pricing and shipping or to learn more about these lights contact Kevin Orme, Executive Director of Facilities, Indiana Department of Correction
On April 26 and 27 the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) and the Department of Energy (DOE) convened a joint workgroup at the National Corrections Academy in Aurora, CO. The purpose of the workgroup was to see how both federal agencies could better serve the corrections community on matters of sustainability. Participants in the workgroup were leaders in the sustainability movement in corrections.
This year’s ACA Conference offers another strong selection of workshops that focus on sustainability. From the US Army’s efforts to introduce a beekeeping education program at Joint Base Lewis-McChord to a critical examination of what works in sustainability projects and what doesn’t, this year’s Congress promises to be informative and challenging.
The Virginia Department of Corrections (DOC) published a YouTube video just in time for Earth Day 2017. Narrated by the Department’s Recycling and Sustainability Manager, Lois Fegan, the video gives the viewer an insight into the many programs the DOC has that not only promote a healthier environment but also save the DOC tens of thousands of dollars annually.
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.
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.