Thursday, July 24, 2008

Offset your carbon's how!

Ever heard of a Terrapass? I hadn't either until I immersed myself in the world of sustainable living. Although we humans cannot completely undo the damage we create on this beautiful home we call Earth, we can help to fund cleaner technologies and projects that contribute to a reduction in greenhouse gas emmissions. Go to to see the variety of ways the purchase of a Terrapass can work towards supporting these projects.


Terri said...

I have learned so much from reading your website Catherine. What an awesome and inspiring journey. Love Terri

Terri said...

I have learned so much by reading your website. What an awesome and inspiring journey !!

Catherine said...

Thanks for your comments, Bella! Just got back in town last night and leaving again Tuesday morning. Have a "green" training lined up on Thursday in Tallahassee and a safety training in St. Pete on Friday! I can't believe school is about to start. Thanks for checking out my blog...we'll catch up soon. C-

Are We a Contractor or Educator?

The answer is....both! As Director of Education for Breaking Ground Education Services, a division of Breaking Ground Contracting, people often remark about how unconventional it is that a construction company also promotes education. Each time I hear these remarks, it becomes even MORE clear to me just how much sense it makes that a successful construction company like Breaking Ground Contracting blaze the trail of education in green, sustainable and LEED* building and workplace safety. After all, buildings use the greatest amount of energy...WAY more than our vehicles. So, it stands to reason that we do our part to enlighten the industry to environmentally sound ways of doing business. We don't just believe it, we live it! The foresight of President, Mary Tappouni, began many years ago with her passion for building, nature and the environment. Her vision drives her company, and those of us who have the privilege of working for Breaking Ground Contracting have been infected by her passion for green building and the desire to couple sound building practices with environmental responsibility. It is our mission to educate other contractors, architects, engineers, subcontractors, developers and anyone else who wants to listen and learn, about the ways we can all do our part in building green for the future...the future of our industry, our children and our world.