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Lasell Wins Newton-Needham Chamber 2014 Green Business of the Year Award
June 19, 2014
Lasell College is the recipient of the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce 2014 Green Business of the Year Award given to a business in the Newton or Needham communities that has taken a leadership role in reducing energy, employing other environmental strategies or providing noteworthy green products and services.
The award was given at the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce Green Business Breakfast June 19. Seven local organizations were honored at the ceremony.
Newton Mayor Setti Warren presented the award to Marc Fournier, Director of Plant Operations and Sustainability at Lasell, lauding the College for its success as a partner in the community and its environmental endeavors.
"There's a rich tradition around sustainability in Newton and the Commonwealth," said Warren. "Lasell has been a great partner and is embarking on a mission to reduce energy use [by a significant amount]."
Warren highlighted the College's efforts in recycling, installation of energy efficient lighting, insulation of Victorian buildings on campus, new sustainable maintenance efforts as well as academic studies to support sustainability efforts.
"This is wonderful recognition of our efforts here at Lasell to be more responsible about the use of our resources, and we plan to use it to help implement even more sustainability initiatives at the College" said Fournier.
Other businesses receiving green awards included the Residence Inn Boston-Needham, BigBelly Solar, Building 36 and others.