We want to keep sustainability on the forefront of people’s minds and thought this was a creative way to build awareness. The new signs will remind employees and visitors that sustainability needs to become a habit.
Vienna, VA (Vocus) December 3, 2009
How would you illustrate sustainability? Centennial Contractor’s Enterprises posed that question to the children and other young relatives of its employees during last month’s sustainability art contest.
Centennial invited the children to design the logo it will use on office signs, advertising, hard hat stickers and more. Contest entries addressed the four R’s of sustainability—refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle. Eight children from offices around the country submitted designs and Centennial’s Green Council voted on the winner.
“After a lot of thought, the Council selected Justin Abell’s drawing,” announced Debra Dowden-Crockett, vice president of business development and head of Centennial’s sustainability initiative.
Justin is the five-year-old son of Centennial Senior Site Representative, Craig Abell. He won a $150 gift certificate while all participants received $25 gift certificates.
In addition to safety, sustainability is Centennial’s top initiative. Currently over 10% of its work force are LEED® Accredited Professionals. It has worked on numerous sustainable construction projects around the county including the Ft. Bragg Courthouse, Lake Washington School District and Ft. Lewis.
“We want to keep sustainability on the forefront of people’s minds and thought this was a creative way to build awareness,” explained Dowden-Crockett. “The new signs will remind employees and visitors that sustainability needs to become a habit.”
Earlier this year, Centennial launched its President’s 2009 Green Challenge. Its regional offices and corporate office formed teams to define and implement sustainability solutions internally and externally. An outside panel will review the practices in early 2010 and award prizes to the winning teams.
Centennial’s Sustainability Mission Statement is available at http://www.cce-inc.com/sustainability.html
About Centennial Contractors Enterprises
For more than 20 years, Centennial Contractors Enterprises, Inc., has been a leader in providing responsive construction solutions supporting government, educational and business facilities and infrastructures, with projects focused on renovation, rehabilitation and repair. Centennial has 40 offices across the country. To learn more, go to http://www.cce-inc.com.
Editor’s Note: This release is available at Centennial’s Newsroom, http://www.cce-inc.com/news.html.
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