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The Challenge: Materials

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Select any or all of the following steps to sustainability:


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I will recycle organic materials to the landscape by install one compost bin for landscape trimmings at my business and train my crews how to use it.
I will reduce costs related to new materials and lower the landfill burden by including existing site materials into every new job.
I will facilitate the future reuse of materials by using bolt and screw fasteners instead of adhesives, nails and mortar.
I will support responsible forest management by installing only sustainable wood.
I will reduce my carbon footprint and the feed the local economy by using:
  • Soils and aggregates extracted within 50 miles
  • Plants grown within 250 miles
  • All other materials sourced within 500 miles




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