Updated: Aug 2
Today is Earth Day! Celebrated since 1970, it's a day to raise awareness about protecting the environment. Each year the day is used to educate people about the environment and show what you are doing to benefit the environment.
Contract Services Group, Inc. (CSG) is a facility services and commercial cleaning provider dedicated to environmental concerns and green cleaning. CSG's Clean Green initiatives are unparalleled in the industry. Our attention to regulatory compliance has cemented our reputation for being a company of integrity. Our green cleaning initiatives allow us to protect and preserve the environment in our everyday practices.
History of Earth Day
Earth Day began as a way to put environmental concerns at the forefront of the news. In the 1960s, overconsumption led to the pollution of the environment.
The American population was oblivious
to the adverse effects of overconsumption. US Senator, Gaylord Nelson, was determined to bring attention to the environmental crisis.
In 1969, Nelson announced the concept of Earth Day to get the entire nation onboard. Since then, 1 billion individuals have mobilized action for Earth Day, and over 190 countries have become involved. Each year individuals celebrate Earth Day through practical, sustainable, and fun acts of service.
CSG is Committed to Green Cleaning
CSG is committed to the well-being of the environment and individuals and utilizes green cleaning techniques. CSG has created a green cleaning program that meets or exceeds the requirements of the highest industry standards. Green cleaning is the intentional decision to use cleaning products and processes that are better for people and the planet. CSG's cleaning methods reduce pollutants in the environment and promote healthier conditions for our team members and clients.
In October of 2021, CSG advanced its commitment to environmentally sound cleaning with the addition of a Tennant ECH2O Unit. This unit utilizes innovative technology that allows cleaning without chemicals and reduces water usage. This new addition to CSG has allowed us to further our green cleaning initiative.
Additionally, CSG collaborates with its partners to create optimal workplace environments that enhance productivity and offer team members safe working conditions. CSG works closely with facility and property managers to help achieve LEED-EB certification and comply with industry-recognized best practices.
LEED-EB is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings, enabling managers to learn about green and sustainable building practices. Such methods include water efficiency, energy, and innovation in operations. CSG is proud to promote LEED-EB certifications as it allows us to further our commitment to green cleaning.
CSG's commitment to bettering the environment does not stop there. CSG's Green Cleaning initiatives extend throughout our entire business process, our paperless initiatives, and even with our landscaping at our office locations.
As a company, we are constantly looking for innovative ways to improve and progress our green cleaning practices.
Photo: CSG Corporate office in Brea
CSG's other Commitments to Green Cleaning
The use of Green Seal Sierra Products
The use of HEPA filters in all of our vacuums to ensure we minimize the number of airborne pollutants in the environment
The use of Renewable Energy: Efficient use of battery-operated equipment to minimize electricity use and reduce carbon footprint
Minimize water usage through the use of foaming soap and sprayers
Minimize CO2 emissions by promoting rideshare commuting programs and transition our fleet of vehicles to electric or electric hybrids.
How You Can Go Green
Earth Day is an important day of celebration, but individuals and companies should practice environmentally-conscious efforts all year round.
Below are a few things you can do to go green in your daily life:
Throw Away Less
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Photo: CSG electric vehicles
Opt for Greener and Cleaner Options
Learn about other green businesses
To learn more about how to go green visit: https://www.epa.gov/environmental-topics/greener-living
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Contract Services Group, Inc. (CSG) specializes in providing superior, high quality, sustainable, and reliable commercial cleaning, window cleaning, and related services to a variety of industries throughout the Southwestern United States. CSG’s official online presence is located at http://www.csgcares.com.