Friday, May 28, 2010

Happy 118th Birthday Sierra Club!


Spectrum Industries, Inc. would like to congratulate the Sierra Club on 118 years of environmental service and education. When famed conservationist and preservationist John Muir successfully campaigned to expand the Yosemite National Park in 1890, he set his sights higher to protect the Sierra Nevada. That progression has continued to this very day, and 1,300,000 members extend sustainability efforts throughout the United States.

One part of the Sierra Club Mission Statement especially rings true for Spectrum: To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources. We have always taken the role of stewards of our environment very seriously. It’s not a fluke that we received the U. S. General Services Administration’s prestigious Evergreen Award. Spectrum prevents waste by recovering and recycling materials instead of releasing them into the environment. Our products are designed and manufactured intelligently with our customers’ health in mind. We take serious conservation efforts when it comes to using as little energy as possible in our manufacturing facilities.

To get our message to the masses, we recently have made major efforts in the area of Social Media. A local college student helped those efforts by making a Wikipedia page for us. It nearly failed, however, because it was so environmentally based that an editor compared it to “a tract for the Sierra Club”. Sorry, we’re not affiliated with the Sierra Club, but thanks for the comparison! And a huge “thank you” to Lindsey for helping us – you are awesome!

We at Spectrum Industries will continue to improve our sustainability efforts – hopefully with the same success the Sierra Club has achieved in their 118 years.
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