EA in the News
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EA Achieves Its Community Contribution Goal under New Mexico’s Green Zia Environmental Leadership Program
Hunt Valley, Maryland (13 May 2011)—EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc. (EA)—a Bronze-Level Partner in New Mexico’s Green Zia Environmental Leadership Program—is pleased to announce that it has achieved one of its key environmental performance goals that was established when the company joined the program in Fall 2010.
As a leading provider of environmental, engineering, and program/construction management services, one of EA’s annual sustainability goals is to participate in community stewardship projects. Accordingly, EA’s Albuquerque staff and family members recently helped clean up trash and build an access path at U-Mound, a popular bouldering area located in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains. EA joined climbers from the local community in picking up broken glass and other trash, as well as helping to build platforms, repair trails, and cut diversion structures to reroute surface water runoff. This event was organized by Stone Age Climbing Gym and Suntoucher Mountain Guides, in collaboration with City of Albuquerque Open Space.
Jay Snyder, EA’s Albuquerque Office Manager, helps build a terrace to prevent soil erosion in the Sandia Mountain foothills.
“We are very proud of the commitment EA’s Albuquerque office personnel have made since becoming a partner in New Mexico’s Green Zia Environmental Leadership Program,” said Michael Battle, EA’s Chief Operating Officer. “EA’s employees, and their families and friends, are making a difference by improving the environment; and inspiring others to do the same.”
To receive the Green Zia distinction from the New Mexico Environment Department Pollution Prevention Program, EA was required to document its major achievements in pollution prevention and sustainable practices, citing quantitative results, and detailing its Albuquerque office’s environmental performance goals for the next 12 months in terms of energy use reduction, green purchasing, waste reduction, cardboard recycling, and participation in community initiatives for environmental stewardship.
Jay Snyder, EA’s Albuquerque Office Manager, added, “We are especially pleased to be the first company in our industry to be part of the Green Zia Environmental Leadership Program, and to learn that plans are underway to expand the Program to include more professional service businesses like EA that don’t produce waste streams through manufacturing or similar business processes.”
About EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc.
EA provides environmental, compliance, natural resources, and infrastructure engineering and management solutions to a wide range of government and industrial clients. Headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland, EA employs more than 450 professionals through a network of 23 offices across the continental United States, as well as Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam. In business for more than 37 years, EA has earned an outstanding reputation for technical expertise, responsive service, and judicious use of client resources. For more information about EA, visit http://www.eaest.com.
About the Green Zia Environmental Leadership Program
Introduced in 1999, this annual program is the New Mexico Environment Department’s public recognition and assistance program. It acknowledges and supports businesses and other organizations with a vision and desire to move towards environmental excellence and long-term environmental and economic sustainability. The basic premise of Green Zia is that waste is the result of inefficiency; and, by reducing waste, an organization can increase its productivity and, therefore, its profits. Likewise, the environmental benefit is clear: waste that is never created does not pollute. For more information about the Green Zia Environmental Leadership Program, visit: www.nmenv.state.nm.us/GreenZia.