Mount Auburn’s 2014 Green Award Recipient: Regina Harrison

December 1, 2014

Hats off to Regina Harrison! Regina, Executive Assistant at Mount Auburn, is the fifth Green Award Recipient.

Starting in December of 2010 and every year since, Mount Auburn has been recognizing one employee based on attitude and practices by demonstrating responsible stewardship for the environment, employing “green” practices towards sustainability at Mount Auburn, and sharing these choices for the benefit and education of colleagues and the community. Everyone on staff is invited to nominate an employee who is worthy of the award. The green team reviews and debates the nominees, and then selects the recipient based on certain criteria. Does this individual:

Inspire Others – By educating, informing, and motivating

Share “Green” Culture – Through leading by example and promoting a spirit of collaboration among colleagues

Innovate -By making changes to more “sustainable” products or practices that lead to measurable, verifiable results.

Regina has been instrumental in the success of Mount Auburn’s sustainability initiatives including:

* office recycling program of paper, plastics, glass, & metals

* procurement of office paper containing 100% recycled content

* leading the charge on replacing bottled water with tap water in all of our buildings and then writing about that transition, and

* by taking Mount Auburn inspiration home, she ripped up the lawn at her new home, sheet mulched, and planted with native plants creating a habitat for wildlife, and for her – a relatively new birder.

Regina has written about birding, moving from bottled to tap water, and replacing her lawn for Mount Auburn’s website.  You can find all of her contributions here.

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