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Kentucky’s “Warden of the Year” Joe Meko, is a 35 year veteran with experience in both the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and the Kentucky Department of Corrections (DOC). Meko began his career in the BOP in May of 1979, and started to work for the DOC as Warden of the Little Sandy Correctional Complex, one day after his retirement from the Bureau on September 1, 2007.....
  Facilities
05.02.2014 · From TommyNorris
Indiana continues to excel in their efforts on sustainability. Early in 2014 GreenPrisons had the chance to sit down with Commissioner Bruce Lemmon and Facilities Executive Director Kevin Orme to briefly discuss some of Indiana’s major achievements in recent months. Click article title above to watch video or choose Videos in the top menu.
  Facilities
04.23.2014 · From TommyNorris
ACA has agreed to designate a "Green Aisle" with 12 dedicated booths to sustainable products, technologies and services at the upcoming ACA Congress in Salt Lake City. This is a huge concession for them and something they have not done before so I'm hoping we can fill the booths....
  Conferences
04.04.2014 · From TommyNorris
GreenPrisons is pleased to welcome the Big Hanna composter as a permanent sponsor for GreenPrisons.org. This revolutionary composting unit originally developed in Europe and utilized in correctional facilities across the continent is now available in the US. Click here to learn how this technology is currently being utilized at the Noble Correctional Institution in Ohio.
  Partners
02.21.2014 · From TommyNorris
On January 15 GreenPrisons along with the Memphis City Jail hosted the first regional Sustainability Forum. This unique event drew correctional practitioners from around the region as well as participants from other agencies of local and state government to hear from a variety of companies with a history of working with correctional agencies.
01.31.2014 · From TommyNorris
Green Prisons recommends the current Insight Garden Program's newsletter - Growing Gardens. Transforming Lives
  Gardening
12.28.2013 · From TommyNorris
GreenPrisons recently had the opportunity to visit with Director Margaret Barber and some key members of her staff supporting the agency’s sustainability efforts.  Watch this column in the upcoming weeks to learn more about these innovative sustainability practices SC DJJ has initiated.
11.26.2013 · From TommyNorris
The success of solar thermal technology at the Wabash (IN) Correctional Institutionwas recently documented by a local television news outlet. Check out the following video to learn more about how the institution is saving 53% on their hot water heating costs http://www.wthitv.com/news/indiana/prison-saves-money-going-green
11.11.2013 · From TommyNorris
Check out this short video to learn more about Solar America’s new technology to use ultra violet collection to make heat, even on a cloudy day! This technology can save up to 50% on space heating and hot water costs. The folks at Solar America have CORRECTIONAL experience and will work with correctional industries for assembly and maintenance of the new panels. Click here to watch the video.
  Partners
05.21.2013 · From TommyNorris
In a national press release on August 20 GreenPrisons announced the establishment of a fund to support training and technical assistance provided by GreenPrisons, as well as scholarships to cover registration, and travel costs related to attending the National Symposium on Sustainability in Corrections each year.
  Awards
12.13.2012 · From TommyNorris
"Inch by inch, row by row, gonna make this garden grow." So proclaims a well-known folk song by songwriter Dave Mallett. These days, you just might hear it being sung around the Jessamine County Detention Center, where inmates soon will be dining on tasty, fresh vegetables that they have planted and raised themselves.
  Gardening
05.21.2012 · From TommyNorris
The primary features of the Navy’s first LEED certified brig are the utilization of sustainable building materials and LEED compliant disposal and reutilization of construction materials; Vegetative Roof; Geothermal Climate Control System; energy recovery wheels; natural lighting; a Gray Water Recycling Plant; ground water collection ponds run-off water reclamation swales; eco friendly landscaping; and a Green Housekeeping Plan.
12.01.2011 · From TommyNorris
Article by the Mother Nature Network: 14 green prisons who have adopted some unique eco-friendly techniques. Click the link below to read the full article. Read the Full Article here
  Environments
10.06.2011 · From TommyNorris
Posted by The Huffington Post on 10/6/11 08:19 PM ET The average 'Walmart mom' may not necessarily care about a reduction in waste or greenhouse gas emissions achieved by removing the dimple from the bottom of a wine bottle, said Brooke Buchanan, the multinational retailer's director of communications for sustainability. "But if we can translate that into cost savings, the message is heard loud and clear."
10.06.2011 · From TommyNorris
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