|Our Generous Sponsors|
Interested in sponsoring the 2013 Big Green Bus?
Waste Management is North America's leading provider of integrated environmental solutions. Using the world's most advanced technologies and our unique expertise, we partner with customers and communities to manage and minimize waste, while recycling valuable resources and creating clean, renewable energy.
We are also North America's largest residential recycler with many innovative and cost-effective recycling programs. Last year, Waste Management managed more than 8.5 million tons of material that was recycled or reused. By the year 2020, we expect to more than double the amount of materials we manage to more than 20 million tons per year. Website: www.wm.com
Greyhound is the largest North American provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 3,800 destinations across the continent. Its fleet of nearly 1,800 buses are the greenest vehicles on the road. The buses have more environmentally friendly fuel-efficient engines, taking close to 40 cars off the road a day. And each bus generates nearly 3 times less carbon dioxide per passenger, per mile, than a hybrid vehicle. For fare and schedule information and to buy tickets call 1-800-231-2222. Follow Greyhound on Twitter and on Facebook. Website: www.greyhound.com
About Caesars Entertainment Corporation
Caesars Entertainment Corporation is the world's most geographically diversified casino-entertainment company. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, more than 75 years ago, Caesars has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions, and now operates casinos on four continents. The company's resorts operate primarily under the Harrah's®, Caesars® and Horseshoe® brand names. Caesars also owns the World Series of Poker® and the London Clubs International family of casinos. Caesars Entertainment is focused on building loyalty and value with its guests through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership. Caesars is committed to environmental sustainability and energy conservation and recognizes the importance of being a responsible steward of the environment. For more information, please visit www.caesars.com.
About Caesars’ CodeGreen
Caesars Entertainment believes that the problems facing the planet demand real action today. The company’s CodeGreen initiative provides tangible low-carbon solutions to reduce water, energy and waste consumption at all Caesars resorts. CodeGreen enhances the first-class experience of Caesars Entertainment guests, creating healthier, cleaner communities around the world. More than 200 Caesars Entertainment employees have completed Caesars’ CodeGreen Meetings & Events Certification training program.
CodeGreen has won more than 50 prestigious environmental awards and certifications, including the Silver IMEX Green Supplier Award and nine Travelife Gold property certifications. For further information on CodeGreen and to view Caesars Entertainment’s sustainability report visit www.caesars.com/codegreen or visit the CodeGreen blog at www.codegreen.harrahsblogs.com. Be a part of the conversation on Twitter by following @cetcodegreen and on Facebook at facebook.com/CaesarsEntertainmentCodeGreen.Website: http://www.caesars.com/corporate/environment-sustainability.html
Wells Fargo has established itself as a leader in the environmental movement. The company ranked No. 1 among banks and insurance companies, and 13th overall, in Newsweek magazine's "Green Rankings" of American's 500-largest companies. Wells Fargo has provided financing for 185 commercial-scale solar photovoltaic projects and 27 utility-scale wind projects across the country, and now they're helping support the Big Green Bus as well! Wells Fargo has set admirable greenhouse gas emission goals as a member of the EPA's Climate Leaders program, and in an effort to promote dialogue about corporate environmental stewardship, the bank created the first blog among in its industry that is dedicated solely to the discussion of corporate environmental responsibility. We are really excited to have such a leader in corporate environmentalism as a new sponsor!
Founded more than a quarter-century ago, SunPower has set and broken world records from the start. Without SunPower, the story of solar could not be written. SunPower has been responsible for major industry milestones since their incorporation in 1985, and they challenge conventional thinking. Delivering the highest-efficiency
solar cells and solar panels, and the most advanced solar energy systems, SunPower
is The World's Standard for Solar. Website: us.sunpowercorp.com
Cabot Creamery Cooperative
Cabot Creamery is a cooperative of farm families in New England and upstate New York that is best known for its award-winning dairy products, including the "World's Best Cheddar." Our cooperative understands "sustainability" to mean "living within our means and ensuring the means to live"; stewardship features prominently in our efforts from cow-to-creamery-to-customer. Best of luck ot the whole cheddar-fueled crew of the Dartmouth Big Green Bus!Website: www.cabotcreamery.coop
IceStone durable surfaces are made from 100% recycled glass and concrete to make a highly durable concrete surface. IceStone surfaces are produced by an environmentally friendly manufacturing process in their daylit factory in Brooklyn, New York. Their goal is to be the top choice for green, sustainable countertops by producing beautiful materials that rival the strength of quarried stone, yet actively reduce the waste stream by redirecting glass from the landfills into their product. This summer, the Big Green Bus will be featuring IceStone countertops. Website:www.icestone.biz
Cliffs Natural Resources
All BGB 2011 t-shirts are made by Playback Clothing. The company is committed to transparency in their manufacturing process and so they have created t-shirts that reduce their environmental impact from start to finish. Playback has yet to create a product that is less that 70% recycled and uses less land, less fossil fuels, and creates less waste and pollution than other conventional clothing companies. When wearing Playback, you can feel good about your style, and the statement you're making. Website: playbackclothing.com
At Clif Bar & Company, we understand that our health depends on the planet's wellbeing. That's why we're working to reduce our environmental impact in everything we do, from the field to the final product. Our journey began in 2001 with sourcing organic ingredients and we have since expanded our program to include recycled materials for packaging, biodiesel in our company fleet, and a growing climate action program that includes incentives for employees and the development of new wind farms to reduce our carbon footprint. We continue to learn from and share the journey with others. Here are a few examples of our progress: 70% of all ingredients are now organic, 13,000 trees planted with American Forests, 3 wind turbines up and running thanks to our partnership with NativeEnergy, and B100 biodiesel fuel is now used for 20,000 miles of inter-company shipping. Website: www.clifbar.com
Leaders in the alternative fuel movement, Rosedale filters has been our most prominent supporter. Their top-of-the-line Model 8 Platinum Filtration System allows The Big Green Bus to quickly and easily gather Waste Vegetable Oil and convert it to fuel that is clean enough to eat (for a bus). We would like to thank Rosedale for their tremendous support in the renewable resource revolution and for helping this bus eat its veggies. Website: www.rosedale.com
Anchor QEA is an environmental science and engineering firm that focuses on shoreline and river projects. They use their expertise to address issues in sediment management, environmental review, natural resources, and coastal, waterway, and geotechnical engineering throughout North America. Website: anchorqea.com
Annie's is all about organic, homegrown food. For more than 20 years they have focused on creating foods that are natural, and environmentally concious. They support sustainable agriculture and non-GMO crops, composting, recycling and smart energy choices so that consumers can feel good about themselves while enjoying the taste of their organic products. Website: www.annies.com
Six South St Hotel
Six South St Hotel is Hanover's newest hotel and offers guests unparalleled contemporary accommodations. Located just steps away from the Dartmouth green, it is a luxury hotel that is taking great steps to provide the perfect lodging experience complete with comfort and sustainability. Don't be surprised if your bar of soap has a hollowed out hole in the middle to save on environmental resources. Website: www.sixsouth.com
For almost 100 years, this family owned and operated company has provided efficient and reliable used vegetable oil collection for restaurants in New York (including Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island) and New Jersey.
They now operate their own recycling facility, Planet Earth Biodiesel, where they process used cooking oil to be used in many applications, including biodiesel. American By-Products Recyclers also operates a fleet of state-of-the-art waste cooking oil collection trucks all over the tri-state area. Website: http://americanby-products.
The environment is important. Everyone knows that. At Boloco, we try to
do our part. Every day. In little ways. It’s not about being “green”
(and certainly not about being Certified Green, which we are and which
we are proud of, but is not the point). It’s simply about using our
restaurants to make our planet a better place. Today, it’s compostable
cups and bowls. It’s naturally-raised meats and organic tofu. It’s
recycling and reusing building materials. Even stuff like LED lighting,
low-flow water heads, and Paperstone tabletops and countertops make a
difference today. Tomorrow, who knows – the list will only grow. One
thing that we do know, we’ll be there. Quietly leading the pack and
slowly blazing the trail. Doing our part to help the earth without
making a big deal of it. One baby step at a time. One burrito at a time. Website: www.boloco.com
EcoDirect Inc is committed to empowering individuals, communities and businesses with products that will create a clean, energy efficient presence and a sustainable future that will enhance the lives of generations to come. EcoDirect believes that by reducing energy consumption and generating clean, efficiently distributed, renewable energy we can achieve that goal. The EcoDirect website was established and will continually be developed as an instrument to locate an effective, affordable solution for your eco-friendly product purchases. Furthermore, we feel an obligation to provide the most seamless, productive online-shopping experience available. In closing, EcoDirect is dedicated to building relationships with not only customers but all entities within the eco-friendly industry in an effort to make Earth the healthiest, most energy efficient planet in the universe. Website: www.ecodirect.com
Capital Wraps now offers exhibit technology and signage promoting sound environmental practices and social responsibility for a sustainable planet. We are proud to offer decomposable foamcore signs, degradable vinyl banners, bamboo display stands, and water-based, mild/low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound), or VOC Free inks and finishes. Website: www.capitalwraps.com
Lebanon Municipal Airport covers 563 acres in West Lebanon, NH and flies to over 90 locations in the continental US. This public airport is continually involved with the local community. In addition to housing our bus in a hangar this spring, the airport holds community events and offers free airplane rides for children. Currently, the Lebanon Airport is working on an Environmental Assessment for Runway Safety Area Improvement project. Website: flyleb.com
GreenSmart is 100% dedicated to making the world greener and smarter every day. Our mission is accomplished through the eco-friendly materials in our bags and through our eco- and people-friendly manufacturing processes. We embrace supply-chain-wide social responsibility and eco-conscious concepts in everything we do. Our continued pursuit of small positive actions every day, in design, manufacturing and distribution, result in big long-term changes toward better products and a better environment. It's this mindset in product design and in eco-consciousness that has set us apart
L.L.Bean, Inc. has been a trusted source for quality apparel, reliable outdoor equipment and expert advice for more than 95 years. During that time, L.L.Bean has been committed to environmental stewardship. We sell products that enhance our customers' relationships with the outdoors and continually seek to minimize the adverse impacts that producing, marketing and distributing these products may have on the environment. L.L.Bean conducts business in an environmentally responsible manner, using the best environmental practices within our industry. We encourage wise stewardship of natural resources and respect for the environment among all of our stakeholders. Website: www.llbean.com