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Sustainability

Interior Xeriscaping since 1991.

Cut away Controlled Watering irrigation inserts product as used on NASA space shuttle flights to grow plants in space. This technology cuts down on water usage and improves visual results as plants will receive exactly the correct amount of water needed and do not dry down between weekly service visits. Using this technology saves our clients as we pass along the savings on labor time and fewer needed plant replacement costs thus reducing the cost of the monthly contract while creating a better visual result.

Greenworks Our Company Sustainability Program

ENERGY CONSERVATION:

Our Greenworks company fleet includes high mile per gallon Prius hybrids, Rav 4s and
economy‐pickup trucks. We’re committed to saving gas, lowering carbon emissions and having a small global footprint. Our route
vehicles are GPS enabled to lower energy costs. We work with our clients to place plants in areas with high natural light so that
Artificial lights aren’t left on 24/7/365.

WATER CONSERVATION:

Greenworks was an early adopter (1991) of high tech sub‐irrigation in the interior plantscape
industry. Whenever possible, we use sub‐irrigation throughout our inventory of interior plants to lower water use. We also practice
the art and science of “xeriscaping” using dryer indigenous species where applicable to lower water use.
MATERIALS CONSERVATION:

We recycle our cardboard boxes and packaging back to our vendors. We are an extensive
User of Ecommerce to save paper. Wherever possible, we email Adobe PDF documents and other attachments for
Estimating, bidding and accounting functions. We buy planters from vendors that use natural renewable resources such as bamboo
or low Voc made planters.
COMPREHENSIVE IPM INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT:

We use bio‐ degradable organic solutions for pest
Control, never toxic pesticides. Our techs apply hot pepper wax, Neem oil and rubbing alcohol to remove bugs and shine
Plants. Our organic soil mixtures sustain micro‐organisms to keep plants healthy without chemical fertilizers. When
Necessary, we use bio‐controls like lacewings (and other good bugs) to eat thrips (and other bad bugs). We buy Hawaiian
Grown plants as the volcanic ash does not harbor insects in soil.
Our sustainability practices lower costs! Sub‐irrigation, a design orientation towards natural light,
“xeriscaping” that is the design and use of low water need plants in design , AA+ grower green practices quality plants.