Going Green Doesn’t Have to Be Expensive

Nice coverage of one of the education sessions held during SCRS’ Repairer Driven Education at the 2012 SEMA Show.

From Autobody News
by Melanie Anderson

Going Green Doesn’t Have to Be Expensive Says GRC-Pirk

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Contrary to popular belief, going green doesn’t have to be expensive, said Steven Schillinger of GRC-Pirk Management.

“Shops can save a lot of money by greening their practices,” said Schillinger.

“Marketing tricks and television advertising do their best to convince us that in order to become more eco-friendly, we have to buy more stuff—but that’s not true. If you replace a perfectly good item just to buy a new ecofriendly one, you aren’t really doing anything to benefit the environment.” Schillinger is a registered environmental assessor and president of ReComply, an environment records management company.

Schillinger’s presentation, Going Green Doesn’t Have to Be Expensive, discussed 101 ways that shops can save money by practicing green. (See abbreviated list in full article). The talk helped attendees understand what it means to ‘go green’ and how to be a good environmental steward, what sustainability, energy conservation and pollution prevention means, and that shops can’t manage what isn’t measured, such as carbon footprint = greenhouse gas. Sustainability is defined at a condition which natural and social systems survive and thrive together indefinitely.

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