*photo caption: Barbra Martin accepts the R5 Certified Designation from Johnson County Commission Chair Ed Eilert
Recently, Tradewind Energy was recognized by Johnson County Government for outstanding environmental achievements related to waste diversion, recycling, composting, purchasing sustainably, and more. Tradewind was one of nine businesses recognized in Johnson County at a ceremony honoring 48 entities including local businesses, non-profit organizations and schools. Barbra Martin, Senior Staff Accountant & Benefits Manager for Tradewind, received the award on behalf of Tradewind.
Awardees met criteria in the following R5 categories:
- REinvest in their company, community, economy and future.
- REthink their business process, how they manage resources and purchasing power.
- REduce consumption, waste and their environmental impact.
- REuse products and consciously buy reusables.
- REcycle as a last resort and buy recycled products to support a closed-loop system.
Tradewind significantly reduced the company’s waste by expanding the recycling program and incorporating composting. Nearly all disposable products have been replaced by durable dishes or compostable serveware, and all food waste is composted, leaving little waste leftover.
Thank you to our associates for their contributions toward this effort!