After taking several steps to reduce its footprint on the environment, CapeSpace has achieved Level 1 certification from the Cape and Islands Green program.

Started in the fall of 2008, the Cape & Islands Green program establishes specific criteria that local companies can adopt to be certified as a green business. There are three levels to the program—Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3—with each requiring participating businesses to meet certain thresholds in minimizing waste, raising awareness, and conserving energy.

Cape & Islands Green was organized by a collective of environmentally-conscious business owners with support from the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, the Sandwich Chamber of Commerce, and Community Development Partnership in Eastham.

Since the beginning of this year, Robbin Orbison and her staff have been working with CDP to meet Level 1 verification. It has done so by reducing energy consumption and costs; cutting down on waste in our landfills through recycling and reuse efforts; changing buying practices by switching to eco-friendly products; and educating employees and members about ways they can live more sustainably.

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