Friday, January 29, 2010

Green Sites Make a Difference!

The Groundwater Foundation knew the Groundwater Guardian Green Sites program had the potential to make a huge environmental impact. The numbers tabulated by the program show the positive impact on the future of sustainable groundwater. Groundwater Guardian Green Sites is a Groundwater Foundation program that educates and encourages managers of highly managed green spaces to implement groundwater friendly practices.

Thank you Green Sites! You are making a beneficial difference for groundwater by implementing groundwater-friendly practices on your sites. Here’s your environmental impact through 12/31/09:

Reduction in fertilizer use: 729,200 pounds
Reduction in pesticide use: 36.5%
Gallons of water saved: 330,517,895 gallons

Proper disposal of toxics:
  • Batteries: 809 (plus 13,105 pounds)
  • Oil: 4,197 gallons (plus 6,400 pounds of oil/water mix)
  • Tires: 369
  • Antifreeze: 65 gallons
  • Other: 46,315 pounds
If you know of a green space that would be a candidate for the Green Site program, please contact us at or call 1-800-858-4844.  More information about the program can be found on the Green Site section of The Groundwater Foundation's website.

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