County honors Ron Davis with Green Star of the Quarter

March 24, 2014|AEGIS STAFF REPORT

Harford County presented the Green Star for the second quarter to Ron Davis, of Harford County Government's Department of Public Works, Division of Environmental Services.

When an office has various locations, employees often face challenges when scheduling meetings. The Division of Environmental Services faces this challenge with locations at the Harford Waste Disposal Center Scale House in Street and the Waste to Energy Scale House in Joppa.

Davis, of Environmental Services, proposed a way to increase meeting participation and decrease travel costs. Working with ICT and the Sustainability Office, Davis arranged for a pilot webcam program. Two webcams were purchased and installed at the two locations.

The office uses web conferencing to facilitate more frequent communication between offices while supporting the county's green initiatives.

Members of the Green Team voted on the winning selection. The selection process consisted of a review of all Green Stars awarded between October and December of 2013. Davis received a green globe from a member of the Green Team on March 13 for being selected as Green Star of the Quarter.

The Green Team works with the Sustainability Office to advocate and develop best management sustainability practices that efficiently use and reuse the county's resources. The Green Team was created in 2008 as the Energy Management Steering Committee (later renamed the Green Team) by Harford County Executive David R. Craig to discuss energy efficiency within county government and to collaborate on ways to reduce the County's environmental footprint.

In June 2010, the Green Team created the Green Star Program to recognize actions by county employees that demonstrate a commitment to environmental stewardship, promote energy efficiency and resource management.

Visit the Sustainability Office webpage for more information about the Green Star Program and to view all of the Green Stars, http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/Green/.

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