Trade­point At­lantic rec­og­nized for en­vi­ron­men­tal ef­forts

The Dundalk Eagle - - BUSINESS & SERVICES -

The Al­liance for the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay has rec­og­nized Trade­point At­lantic, owner of the for­mer Spar­rows Point steel mill site, as a Businesses for the Bay Gold Mem­ber. Trade­point At­lantic joins a grow­ing part­ner­ship of large and small businesses in the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay water­shed that are un­der­tak­ing vol­un­tary ac­tions to im­prove the health of the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay and its water­shed, rivers and streams. As a Gold Mem­ber, the Al­liance rec­og­nizes Trade­point At­lantic for its com­mit­ment to en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion and restora­tion.

The newly-formed in­ter­nal “Green Team” at Trade­point At­lantic has started to ac­com­plish some of their sus­tain­abil­ity goals. They keep trash out of our wa­ter­ways by us­ing a broom when clean­ing out­door ar­eas, in­stead of a hose, and in­stalled out­door cig­a­rette butt re­cep­ta­cles to help keep cig­a­rettes out of the wa­ter. They have stud­ied the site’s flood vul­ner­a­bil­ity, which could help them main­tain a prop­erty more re­silient to cli­mate change. The team is also en­gaged in the com­mu­nity; they sup­ported Clean Bread & Cheese Creek’s clean-up ef­forts in spring 2016 and plan to con­tinue to fa­cil­i­tate com­mu­nity cleanups in the com­ing year.

The “Green Team” will work with its cor­po­rate ex­ec­u­tive team to ex­am­ine best prac­tices for sus­tain­abil­ity within the of­fice, in­clud­ing do­ing their part to keep plas­tic out of our wa­ter­ways by lim­it­ing the use of dis­pos­able plas­tic in their of­fice. The new goals for the year in­clude plant­ing na­tive trees and na­tive plants that pro­vide cover in win­ter, as part of a green­ing ini­tia­tive for the prop­erty. The Trade­point At­lantic team will also ex­am­ine the fea­si­bil­ity of cre­at­ing a liv­ing shore­line around the prop­erty and con­trol­ling stormwa­ter runoff via var­i­ous green prac­tices in their land de­vel­op­ment strat­egy.

Michael Moore, CEO of Trade­point At­lantic noted, “Trade­point At­lantic is ex­cited to be part of the Al­liance for Ch­e­sa­peake Bay, whose mis­sion aligns seam­lessly with our cur­rent plans to in­cor­po­rate sus­tain­able think­ing into de­ci­sion-mak­ing through­out the site’s 3,100 acres and be­yond.”

Al­liance for the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay Busi­ness Part­ner­ships Man­ager, Corinne Stephens, stated, “Through the Al­liance’s Businesses for the Bay mem­ber­ship as­so­ci­a­tion, we help businesses to have a pos­i­tive im­pact on Ch­e­sa­peake Bay restora­tion, to ex­pand their own sus­tain­abil­ity pro­grams, and to be rec­og­nized for their en­vi­ron­men­tal suc­cesses.”

For more in­for­ma­tion about this Businesses for the Bay Gold Mem­ber, please visit our Mem­ber Direc­tory or http://businesses. al­liance­forthe­bay. org/ mem­ber/ trade­pointat­lantic-spar­rows-point.

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