Southeast Green - Business depends on the environment and the environment depends on business

EcoPlay - There's a better way to play

Since 1989, it has been our mission to provide quality playground products that are safe, dependable and represent value. Our goal is a satisfied customer and a happy and safe child.

We will achieve this by adhering to the highest standard of integrity and professionalism in the conduct of all aspects of our business. We will respect the environment and strive for sustainable development with all our products and manufacturing. We will develop employees and promote teamwork in a safe work environment.


Alabama - on the road to Environmental Sustainability

There's actually good things happening in Alabama. Join us as we interview Scott Hughes of the Department of Environmental Mangament for the State of Alabama.

Scott Hughes currently serves as the Chief of the ADEM Office of External Affairs.  Mr. Hughes is responsible for the coordination of all media efforts as well as the publication of the ADEM Annual Report, the ADEM Update Newsletter, and the ADEM Insider Newsletter.  In addition, Mr. Hughes oversees the administration of the Section 319 Nonpoint Source Pollution Program within ADEM.


Better World Books - There's a Better Way to do Business

Better World Books is a global bookstore that harnesses the power of capitalism to bring literacy and opportunity to people around the world.  An award-winning social entrepreneurship venture, Better World Books benefits a number of literacy charities around the world.

David has served as President and CEO of Better World Books since 2004 (following a Mentor and Advisor role that began in early 2003).  David received his undergraduate degree (B.A.; Economics) from the University of Notre Dame and his graduate degree (MBA) from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College.   David worked for over twenty years in corporate finance, operations and mergers and acquisitions with firms such as International Paper Company; The First Boston Corporation; Hutchison SA (multi-billion $ French subsidiary of the Total Energy Group) and Transcend Services, Inc.  He has also started several companies as well as served as CFO, COO and CEO for both privately held and publicly traded firms in the manufacturing, health care services and technology sectors.


George McKerrow talks paper straws and Ted's Montana Grill

George McKerrow, President of Ted's Montana Grill will be our guest today.

Ted’s Montana Grill has a deep commitment to the environment and our goal is to be 99% plastic-free.  That’s why we re-introduced the paper straw, (not produced in the United States since 1970) and use it in all of our restaurants.  Menus are printed on 100% recycled paper.  Our to-go cups are made of cornstarch that bio-degrades in landfills in just 50 days.  Soft drinks are served in recyclable glass bottles.  Our take-away food is placed in Bio-Plus Earth Containers, which are high-quality, bio-degradable containers that are microwavable.  These containers have been endorsed by the Green Restaurant Association.  In addition to maintaining a 99% plastic-free restaurant, we also try to conserve energy and water.  In Tallahassee, Fla., we worked with the city’s Energy Services division and One World Sustainable Inc. to install 66 solar panels on the top of our restaurant.  And we are always looking for innovative ways to reduce our energy consumption like wind generators as well as low voltage lighting in all of our restaurants.  Many of the restaurants feature water-efficient toilets in order to help conserve water.  And all of our restaurants are non-smoking.

Will all of this change the world? Maybe, maybe not. But it’s the right thing to do.



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