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.
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
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
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...
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
For the second time in three years GreenPrisons will exhibit and present at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Association’s annual training conference. This year’s training conference in Myrtle Beach runs from November 13-16, 2016. Conference organizers anticipate over 450 attendees and more than 40 exhibitors.
Building on the success of their initial effort last year in Charlotte, the American Jail Association (AJA) more than doubled the number of exhibitors on this year’s ECO Aisle in Austin at their annual training conference. Exhibitors of diverse sustainable products, technology and services took advantage of this annual gathering of correctional professionals to demonstrate the advantages of their particular brand to the thousands of participants who walked the spacious exhibit hall
As some of you, I've been working with Planting Justice—a community organization that provides affordable food to local communities while offering full-time, green jobs to formerly incarcerated individuals.In the past 5 years, Planting Justice has built nearly 400 edible gardens, taught food justice curriculum to thousands of Oakland youth, and helped 20 formerly incarcerated men transition from San Quentin State Prison into full-time, salaried positions.
GreenPrisons recently welcomed K. B. Industries Inc. (KBI) as our latest sponsor. Although relatively new to corrections they are already off to a great start with new projects going on around the country. KBI created Flexi®-Pave in 2001, the world's first flexible porous paving and offers a comprehensive suite of proven products and solutions to solve the toughest infrastructure challenges.
LTC Stephen Troy Newman of the 508th Military Police Detention Battalion, along with Deputy to the Commander Ennice Hobbs shared various sustainability projects currently being implemented within an Army correctional institution housing a variety of military branch offenders. These projects emphasized the various benefits achieved through the implementation of sustainable projects......
Alice Dasek, a Policy Advisor for the US Department of Energy, presented a multitude of resources available within the scope of sustainable building practices associated with the green initiative. Resources addressed in her presentation included information and assistance around assessing building energy performance, examples of correctional projects that have achieved significant energy savings.......
The energy surrounding the green aisle at the ACA Convention in New Orleans was exciting and showed promise for correctional institutions seeking sustainable practice solutions. At least 13 vendors featuring sustainable products and technology exhibited on the green aisle, and several new exhibitors plan to join us at the Congress of Correction in Boston.....
In 2015 Insight Garden Program has been planting seeds of change from California to New York! With your support, we can continue our national expansion in 2016! In collaboration with Indiana's Department of Correction, IGP recently visited Indiana State Prison and Logansport Juvenile Facility to begin planning for program implementation there! To learn more about the Insight Garden Program click on article.
GreenPrisons joins the American Jail Association in the first AJA sponsored webinar on sustainability focused on jails November 16 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time. The webinar is free and open to practitioner and corporate members alike. This first of two webinars prior to the AJA conference in Austin next April will explore the basics of sustainability including “7 Steps to Sustainability” as identified by Paul Sheldon and Gene Atherton.