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Your source for news and information on environmentally responsible products and services in the corrections industry.

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This month’s newsletter is filled with new initiatives and success stories.  From new ACA Sustainability Committee appointments to an expanded opportunity to hear from you through the new GreenPrisons blog and Listserv, you will want to be sure to read this edition from beginning to end.
GP_Logo_med_res 2  GreenPrisons expands your opportunities to hear from practitioners and vendors alike about new sustainable technology, or practices that can be utilized in corrections.  Be sure to check out Jamee Peyton’s article on the Green Prisons home page to find the links,  and sign up to participate.  We are looking for bloggers who are interested in sharing their thoughts on a regular basis.

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Looking for a recommendation on a vendor or a sample RFP?  Now you can take advantage of our Listserv to get the answers to these questions and more.  Simply sign up and post your first question or response.  It’s as simple as that and its FREE to the GreenPrisons network.

Oregon DOC  The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) has been receiving a lot of attention this year for their sustainability efforts.  The Department was presented with the Recycler of the Year Award at the Mid-Valley Green Awards on Saturday, March 11, at Willamette Heritage Center. DOC was praised for its recycling and upcycling efforts of ballistic vests, shoes, and fabric; its refurbishing of furniture; and its donation efforts of hundreds of blankets to the Salem Sleeping Bag Project.  Check out the entire article here courtesy of the Marion County, Oregon website
Also from Oregon, Sustainability Manager Chad Naugle shares information about the agency’s “plarn” project.  Don’t know what “plarn” is??  Learn here courtesy of the Argus Observer.

NIC  Watch for next month’s newsletter to learn about the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) latest sustainability initiative.  In April NIC and the US Department of Energy (DOE) will bring together some of the foremost correctional practitioners in the country to discuss their current sustainable practices.  The group will look for ways for NIC and DOE to facilitate their support for the effort of more cost effective and sustainable correctional operations going forward.  GreenPrisons will be there.  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to learn about it as it happens.
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