Friday, October 29, 2010

Me and Green Does It Again!

Me and Green, Breaking Ground Education's children's book about sustainability and our connections to our home, planet Earth, has just won it's third award. Just last week, Me and Green was named as a finalist in the category of Children's Education in the USA Book News 2010 Best Books Awards. To see a listing of all winners and finalists in the 2010 USA Book News Best Book Awards, go to:
To order your copy of Me and Green, go to our web site at It makes a great gift for your children, students, parents and teachers! We also have a class set of 18 books available for a great holiday teacher gift and comes complete with bookmarks and a reusable grocery bag....I promise, your child's teacher doesn't need another wooden apple with a pen or apple apron! I speak from experience!!

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.