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1 Pictured Rocks Natl. Lakeshore Environmental Leadership Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 1 Presented by Chris V. Case, Facility Manager

2 Pictured Rocks Natl. Lakeshore Environmental Leadership Why is being environmentally responsible so important? Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 2

3 Administrative Mandates, Directives and Policies Administrative mandates, directives and policies direct the Federal Government to be a leader in Environmental Stewardship. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 3

4 Does the question even need to be asked? Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 4

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7 We must Ask ourselves: How large an Environmental Footprint will I make Today? We must Ask ourselves: How large an Environmental Footprint will I make Today? Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 7

8 Then work to reduce it in daily decisions and activities Then work to reduce it in daily decisions and activities Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 8

9 Make Sustainable Decisions Make Sustainable Decisions Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 9

10 Photovoltaics Au Sable Light Station 5.0 kW system with remote located array Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 10

11 Waste Reduction and Recycling Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 11

12 Reduce Lighting Energy Requirements - Replace Incandescents with Compact Fluorescents (75% reduction) - Replace T-12 with T-8 fixtures (50% reduction) - Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 12

13 Product Standardization Inventory Reduction Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 13

14 Fleet Management 30 MPG + Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 14

15 Vehicle Operator Management Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 15

16 Re-think Routine Activities Re-think Routine Activities Reduced Mowing Electric Recharging Mower Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 16

17 Reduced Toxins Program Reduced Toxins Program Safer for Employees and the Environment Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 17

18 PARTNERING Do what is necessary to make it happen ! Alger Community Recycling developed through partnership with: - National Park Service - US Forest Service - City Government - Township Government - University Extension Office Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 18

19 Green Procurement is a critical part of all efforts We have choices! Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 19

20 Think of the GREEN alternatives Green Procurement is a state of mind Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 20 We are already behind the curve

21 It’s an Environmental and Safety Thing! Get those numbers down Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 21 Try to “Zero Out”

22 Office Activities Some of the easiest and most impactive opportunities Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 22

23 Custodial Activities Major Impacts to Employee Safety and Environmental Stewardship Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 23

24 Soy Cleaners and Solvents A wide variety of soy- based products are now available Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 24

25 Bio-Lubricants and Fluids Substitution Program Bio-Diesel (B-20) Soy Hydraulic Fluid Soy Trans-hydraulic Fluid Soy Trans-hydrostatic Fluid Soy 2-cycle Oil Soy Bar and Chain Oil Soy Chassis Grease Soy Parts Washing Fluid Soy Penetrating Lubricant Soy Cleaners and Solvents Soy Crankcase Oil Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 25

26 Bio-Diesel (B-20) Diesel Trucks and Heavy Equipment (6) Diesel Engine Pickup Trucks (6) Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 26

27 Soy Hydraulic Fluid Dump Trucks (3) Snow Plows (4) Backhoe/loaders (2) Vehicle Lifts (2) Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 27

28 Soy Trans-hydraulic Fluid Backhoe/Grader and Crawler/Dozer (4) Utility Tractors (2) Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 28

29 Soy Trans-hydrostatic Fluid Garden Tractor/Mowers (3) Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 29

30 Soy 2-Cycle Engine Oil Mower/Trimmers Snowmobiles Patrol Boats Chainsaws Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 30

31 Soy Bar and Chain Oil Chain oil goes directly from the chain into the environment! Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 31

32 Soy #2 Chassis Lubricant Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 32

33 Soy Parts Washing Fluid 300 degree flash point Low VOC and health hazard Performance equal to petroleum solvents Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 33

34 Soy Penetrating Lubricant Penetrates between threads High flash point Low evaporation Residual lubrication Water displacing Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 34

35 Soy Crankcase Oil Pictured Rocks is successfully testing soy-based engine oil in seven park vehicles. (Industry efforts are underway to bring this product to consumers in the near future.) Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 35

36 Publicity Take the opportunity to show others what you are doing. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 36

37 Try it You’ll Like It! Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 37 Something for Everything There are lots of opportunities out there

38 For additional information contact: Chris V. Case (906) x 209 Check out our “Sustainable is Attainable” web link at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 38


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