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Crown Pointe Marina recognized with pro-environment award

Crown Pointe Marina, Perrin, was the first marina to receive the Gloucester Goes Green Office Challenge, and only the fourth business to have taken the time to strive for this pro-environment recognition.

Through the Gloucester Goes Green Office Challenge, businesses can put simple environmental strategies into action to reduce avoidable waste and pollution, save energy and help reduce costs, Clean Community coordinator William Bell said.

Bell presented a plaque Monday to Martha Heric of Urbanna, who owns Crown Pointe Marina at Perrin with her husband, Joe Heyman. 

Participating offices implement “green,” or environmentally friendly, initiatives that can improve the environment and reduce the county’s carbon footprint, he said.

In addition, the businesses that are recognized could realize cost savings, he said, such as less energy used when lights are turned off when no one is in a room.

Businesses such as Crown Pointe are “working to improve, protect,...

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