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Gloucester encourages businesses to take part in Green Office Challenge

Through the Gloucester Green Office Challenge, county businesses learn how to put simple environmental strategies into action to reduce avoidable waste and pollution, while saving energy and costs, Clean Community coordinator Bill Bell.

However, few businesses have expressed an interest in the program since it was revitalized this year, Bell said. The "challenge" assists participating businesses in implementing environmentally-friendly, or "green," initiatives that will help to improve the environment and reduce the county’s carbon footprint.

Bell said he would like to present certificates to more local businesses—such as he did Dec. 17 to Lamb Exterminating—for completing the self-directed challenge that both identifies environmentally-friendly practices in the workplace and encourages employees to make energy-saving steps at home as well.

Chris Lamb operates Lamb Exterminating on Route 17, Gloucester Point, across from Gloucester Point Shopping Center. He of...

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