Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Me and Green Arrives October 5th!!!

Breaking Ground Education Services is excited about our children's book entitled Me and Green which is due to be available October 5, 2009. This book is a collaborative effort by Mary Tappouni, Therese Tappouni and Catherine Burkee and is the first in a series of books that will be published for children of all ages!
Me and Green is designed to educate children about their role in keeping our earth happy and healthy, and explores the connections we all have to Earth and each other. Me and Green contains both teacher and parent activities, as well as discussion points, which encourage interaction between parents and their children and teachers and their students. Look for us soon!

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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.