Tommynorris's articles
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.
  Gardening
12.04.2015 · From TommyNorris
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.
  Webinar
11.12.2015 · From TommyNorris
Easywater, an innovative technology for treating water, joins GreenPrisons as our fourth sponsor. EasyWater provides innovative water treatment solutions for prisons and other commercial facilities, such as eliminating new and existing lime scale deposits in domestic water systems without using salt. Click on this article's title to learn more about the Easywater system and to hear what some correctional practitioners have to say about the technology.
  EasyWater
09.17.2015 · From TommyNorris
There is still an opportunity for individuals and agencies to share their sustainability accomplishments with the larger correctional community at the ACA Winter Conference January 22-27, in New Orleans. The deadline for submitting proposals is September 11....
08.31.2015 · From TommyNorris
At its Inception last summer there were 12 booths set aside for exhibitors of sustainable products and services. Ultimately 11 of them were filled. This establishment of a dedicated area for one type of product exhibitor was unprecedented in recent ACA history. The idea was that new, smaller vendors.....
  Conferences
08.31.2015 · From TommyNorris
ACA President Mary Livers appointed several new members to the Clean and Green committee for her two year term and reappointed Tommy Norris, Founder and CEO of GreenPrisons.org as Chair of the committee....
08.31.2015 · From TommyNorris
In little more than twelve months the Green Aisle at the American Correctional Association has more than doubled in size. This unique exhibit area within the larger exhibit hall, allows participants at the conference to focus on exhibitors of sustainable products and services.
08.13.2015 · From TommyNorris
It was the winter of 2012 when I visited the Noble Correctional Institution in Ohio to observe their sustainability programs. Tops on my list of things to see was the Big Hanna in-vessel composter. Warden Tim Buchannan was justifiably proud of all his programs at the institution, but the Big Hanna was a different way of doing business.
  Facilities
08.12.2015 · From TommyNorris
GreenPrisons has been partnered with the American Correctional Association (ACA) since we got our start in 2011, and we’re really excited about this upcoming Conference! The 145th Congress of Correction is in Indianapolis, IN, this year from August 14th – 19th. ACA has long since set the standard in all aspects of corrections and this year the conference has expanded the Green Aisle to a full aisle of sustainable vendors and products!
  Conferences
06.22.2015 · From TommyNorris
The American Jail Association (AJA) held their 34th Annual Conference & Jail Expo in April in Charlotte, NC, and GreenPrisons was there for the first time. This was also the first conference that AJA has dedicated a special area in the exhibit hall exclusively for companies that provide sustainable products and services to the corrections profession.
06.22.2015 · From TommyNorris
One of GreenPrisons’ most enduring partnerships has been making news lately. Founder, director and class facilitator Beth Waitkus began Insight Garden Program (IGP) in 2002, and has continued to grow and expand her operation....
  Gardening
06.22.2015 · From TommyNorris
The American jail Association announces its new Eco Aisle to promote sustainability in jails. Demonstrating the continued growth of sustainability in corrections, the American Jail Association (AJA) will set aside a dedicated area of their exhibit hall for sustainable products and technology at its annual conference April 18-21, 2015, in Charlotte, NC.
  Conferences
10.21.2014 · From TommyNorris
Officials from the Kentucky Department of Correction (KYDOC) and the Louisville Metro Detention Center and the Solid Waste Division of Louisville visited the Noble Correctional Institution (NCI) on 06/02/14. The officials traveled to Caldwell to benchmark green initiatives implemented at NCI.....
  Facilities
09.27.2014 · From TommyNorris
Barely three and a half years after forming the Clean and Green Committee, ACA has seen the interest in sustainable technology and products grow to such an extent exhibitors were given the opportunity to exhibit at this year’s 144th Congress of Correction. Ten companies, including GreenPrisons, filled the “Green Aisle” with activity up and down the aisle throughout the conference.
08.25.2014 · From TommyNorris
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