Inside The Winner’s Circle Airs Radio Show on Sustainability Practices at the Georgia World Congress Center, Georgia Dome and Centennial Olympic Park

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Tim Trefzer, Sustainability Coordinator for the Georgia World Congress Center Authority joined host Joyce Bone on The Winner’s Circle radio show on Atlanta Business RadioX™ to talk about GWCCA’s decision to hire a sustainability coordinator & the uniqueness of the position in a hospitality, sports and event-driven industry.

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Tim Trefzer at the Atlanta Business RadioX™ studio

I love what I do & I know that I’m making a difference. Sustainability is a process, it’s not something that’s going to happen overnight...

On Tuesday, January 17th, 2011, Atlanta Business RadioX™ host and “Queen of Green” Joyce Bone was joined by Tim Trefzer, the Sustainability Coordinator for the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, which is comprised of the Georgia World Congress Center, Georgia Dome and Centennial Olympic Park.

The two discussed GWCCA’s decision to hire a sustainability coordinator & the uniqueness of the position in a hospitality, sports and event-driven industry. They also covered the existing environmental practices and initiatives in place at the GWCC campus, the successes & challenges they’ve had in pushing for these initiatives, and how the organization has embraced its sustainability-driven vision.

In Tim’s position, he assesses critical needs for improving, measuring and tracking the efficiencies of a variety of operational practices, including waste diversion, energy and water management, procurement, as well as working with clients to make their events “greener”. As a LEED AP, he has evaluated the costs and identified the hurdles of achieving LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance certification for both the Georgia World Congress Center and Georgia Dome.

When asked what makes his position as sustainability coordinator at GWCCA unique in his industry, Tim had this to say, “There are few conventions centers in the country that have a sustainability coordinator in-house at all and there are NO campuses like ours that I’m aware of that have a position like this.”

Tim also talked about his passion for the job saying, “I love what I do & I know that I’m making a difference. Sustainability is a process, it’s not something that’s going to happen overnight so it’s fun to see the changes that are being made & the influence that’s being had on the events, both internally & externally.”

The interview can be heard in its entirety online at the Inside the Winner’s Circle page for Atlanta Business RadioX™ at http://insidethewinnerscircle.businessradiox.com.

About Waste Pro:
Waste Pro, the South’s premiere waste removal services company is proud to be a sponsor of the show. Waste Pro is one of the country’s fastest growing privately owned waste collection, recycling and disposal companies operating in seven southeastern states. Headquartered in Longwood, Florida, Waste Pro serves more than 1.8 million customers from 91 operating locations, and maintains more than 115 exclusive municipal contracts and franchises. Waste Pro USA recently announced the investment of $100 million to transition their fleet of heavy trucks from diesel fuel, to clean burning Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). The investment also includes construction of state of the art fueling facilities throughout the South.

About Joyce Bone, Host & Founder, Inside the Winners’ Circle:
Joyce Bone, host of Inside the Winners’ Circle, is a speaker, author, and entrepreneur. A nationally recognized expert in entrepreneurship, Joyce has appeared on CNBC’s The Squawk Box, and in Money, Kiplinger magazines, been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal and many others. She has built several businesses including EarthCare, an environmental company. The venture started at her kitchen table and within two years grew into a NASDAQ traded, $125 million dollar company. Her book, “Millionaire Moms-The Art of Raising a Business and a Family at the Same Time” compliments her website by the same name and is dedicated to supporting other entrepreneurs, http://www.millionairemoms.com. Joyce consults with businesses and individuals in marketing, revenue and business development.

About Inside the Winners’ Circle Radio:
The mission of Inside the Winners’ Circle radio show is to create a radio and online community focused on Atlanta area businesses and environmental sustainability. Our guests include a broad range of businesses that give first-hand insight and share their stories of success as well as overcoming obstacles. Discussions include how business balances profits against environmentally sustainability. Inside the Winners’ Circle radio shows also include interviews with expert advisors and executives who contribute to the overall success of their businesses.

About Atlanta Business RadioX™:
Atlanta Business RadioX™ provides a turnkey solution for business owners who want to leverage the power of internet radio to meet their best prospects, establish credibility for their organization and heighten the placement of their brand in search engines rankings. With a professional venue and a proven formula, Atlanta Business RadioX™ helps hosts podcast their shows and create a regular stream of dynamic content to share with their prospects and feed the search engines every week. Programs are recorded and streamed live to the internet from our corporate offices in suburban Atlanta. For more information or to see a live show, visit: http://www.BusinessRadioX.com.

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