Key Green Solutions kicked off the first day of Art Prize by volunteering at the S.O.R.T. station, which served as a waste station to help educate participants on how to properly dispose of their waste. S.O.R.T station bins and volunteers were stationed outside throughout the Art Prize venue, and enthusiastically educated visitors about the compost, recycling, and landfill options.
Art Prize brings nearly 400,000 visitors to Grand Rapids for an independently organized art competition, making the S.O.R.T stations an opportune time to educate and minimize waste from the event. The S.O.R.T stations are in partnership with Art Prize and the West Michigan Environmental Action Council, all of which is an effort to support the City of Grand Rapid’s commitment to sustainability.
The Key Green team got to flex their muscles and break a sweat in the name of helping the community. Key Green Solutions spent several hours working in one of eight urban garden lots weeding, mulching, and clearing an urban garden for a local Grand Rapids organization, Well House.
Well House provide safe, affordable housing for the homeless. The organization purchases vacant homes in Grand Rapids and turns them into beautiful and vibrant homes for those in need. Homes are provided to those in the most dire of needs and residents are allowed to stay until they are ready to move on. Their vision for the organization includes creating a vibrant community and neighborhood connected by land and the food from it, people, and culture.
Their eight urban gardens provide residents with an opportunity for income and freshly grown produce to eat. The organization even offers cooking classes to residents to inspire them to cook more and use the ingredients from the garden.
Rachel Brown, Relationship Coordinator, commented, “It was such a positive experience for our organization to work with Well House. We all feel aligned with their purpose to help those in need and the urban garden is beautiful and functional. We look forward to spending more time volunteering in their urban garden. “
Dignity Health has been honored with the “Emerging User Award” for 2016 from Key Green Solutions, the leading sustainability management software company. The award recognized Dignity Health for their engagement and commitment to improving sustainability and growing the sustainability culture at their organization. Over 80% of the hospitals are above average in energy use efficiency. Over 75% of the hospitals are above 25% recycling.
The Key Green Solutions Sustainability Tracking Awards were presented in Minneapolis, MN at the Key Green Solutions reception on May 16, 2017.
University Hospitals Samaritan has been honored with the “Sustainability Tracking Award for a Medium Hospital” for 2016 from Key Green Solutions, the leading sustainability management software company. The award recognizes University Hospitals Samaritan as the best performing medium (0-99 beds) hospital that is successfully measuring, setting system goals, benchmarking, and creating and culture of sustainability. University Hospitals Samaritan stands out with their strong commitment to water. They achieved top 25% lowest in water.
The Key Green Solutions Sustainability Tracking Awards were presented in Minneapolis, MN at the Key Green Solutions reception on May 16, 2017
Key Green Solutions sponsored and volunteered in the 5th annual Rivertown Races, a half marathon and 5k which supported local organizations dedicated to children’s health, education, and well-being.
The Key Green team worked an aid station in the half marathon run, handing out water, Gatorade, and cheering on the participants. Our company values staying involved in the community and giving back to local organizations.
Tim Schuitema, Implementation Coordinator, commented, “It was really nice to get together as a team to take pride in the community.”
Key Green Solutions is thrilled to welcome Tim Schuitema, our newest Implementation Coordinator, to the Key Green Solutions family.
Tim Schuitema is a graduate of Calvin College with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Business Administration and Psychology. While at Calvin College, Tim spent time volunteering at Adam’s Head Start and interning at Weather Shield Roofing providing customers with estimates. Tim brings excellent project management skills, customer service, and flexibility to his position at Key Green Solutions.