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Learn more about the 200-plus businesses who help protect and preserve our environment by participating in the Green Business Partnership. Click on a business name (below) to read more details. Narrow down your search by using the dropdown menu to select businesses by category or by choosing a letter from the alphabet.

Kessler Consulting, Inc.

Kessler Consulting is a small firm dedicated to the idea of personalized services, working closely with clients to articulate objectives and identify opportunities for economically viable and environmentally sensible solutions for solid waste management challenges. The company has built an impressive record of accomplishments by offering clients a full range of solid waste management consulting services. Its primary areas of focus include strategic solid waste planning, collection analysis and procurement, and recycling and composting program optimization. Although Kessler is not located in Sarasota County, it is a consultant to Sarasota County's solid waste program. The entire staff looks for ways to save energy and water, and reduce waste. The company tracks its waste generation and is constantly on the lookout for ways to reduce its environmental impact while saving money.

Green Highlights Include:

reducing waste and energy consumption by using cloth towels in restrooms., conserving fuel by purchasing and using Hybrid vehicles for company travel.improving indoor air quality by purchasing low-toxicity office supplies.reducing waste from takeout food orders consumed at the office by requesting napkins, plastic wear and condiments be eliminated to reduce waste.'composting all vegetative waste produced in an onsite 80-gallon composting unit.

Certifications:, EPA Waste Wise Program Champion (2002)?, EPA Waste Wise Honorable Mention (2003)

501 N. Cattlemen Road, Suite 300, Sarasota, FL 34232

Jackson Hewitt is the second-largest federal income tax preparation service in the country, with more than 6,500 tax service offices. The company's Sarasota office has used the Green Business Partnership Program as its framework for enhancing its environmental performance. The firm has instituted a comprehensive recycling program and sought ways to reduce its energy consumption. quotequoteGreenquotequote issues are a daily topic at staff meetings and in company newsletters.
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