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WITC-Superior named first 'Count Me Green' organization

WITC-Superior is the first certified “Count Me Green” organization in Douglas County.

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College-Superior is the first certified “Count Me Green” organization in Douglas County. This certification is proof that WITC has engaged in creating an environmentally sustainable campus.

WITC has shown its commitment to being environmentally conscious by reducing the impact the campus has on the environment but also in the standards students take with them into their own workplaces when they graduate,” said Mary Klun, Douglas County recycling coordinator. Klun recently visited the campus to present a check for $500 to Diane Vertin, vice president of academic affairs, and WITC Superior green team member Charlie Glazman, associate dean, continuing education.

Count Me Green is a new program introduced in Douglas County and the city of Superior. It’s goal is to encourage businesses and organizations to make better environmental choices. This is a voluntary program designed to provide a framework for businesses and organizations who want to make changes that benefit the environment and the bottom line.

Interested business or organizations can request an application booklet from the Douglas County Recycling office. This application booklet provides ideas on how they can achieve a “Count Me Green” certification.

As a “certified green business.” They receive the Count Me Green logo to use on advertising, a certificate and window sticker for display in their facility and will be recognized quarterly in newspaper ads honoring the “certified green businesses.”