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 The St. John Industrial Group proclaims “Mission POSSIBLE: Cleaner and Greener” regarding its efforts to reduce the environmental impact of chemical and petrochemical production in St. John the Baptist Parish. Unlike the television show of the late 1960’s and 1970’s and the more recent Tom Cruise movies named Mission IMpossible with covert missions, the St. John Industrial Group is not covert, but rather shares its progress. We do, however, utilize high tech gadgetry, equipment and employ an outstanding team of people. 

 The mission of ‘Cleaner and Greener’ has been accepted and is possible to achieve! St. John Industrial Group members have readily accepted this mission of trying to reduce emissions to air, water, land and off-site. These reductions are accomplished through a combination of new, more advanced equipment, improved calculation and capture methods, enhanced employee training and in changing processes to comply with regulations. The overall philosophy of reduced emissions benefits everyone and is led by corporate policy, driven by local senior management and implemented by environmental, health and safety personnel.


The Air Products - Reserve team implemented a hazardous waste reduction plan that was so effective it garnered them a 2013 EHS & Sustainability Leadership Award. Once the wastewater plan was fully implemented, it resulted in an approximate 50% reduction of hazardous waste per year. Not only was this good for the environment, but also reduced the company’s expenses due to transportation-related savings from less waste shipped to the disposal facility.

Ellen Kullman, DuPont CEO, said in a recent Wall Street Journal interview, “A science company must continually change and evolve to meet the challenges of the time. Today, DuPont science is focused on providing more and better food to a growing population, reducing reliance on fossil fuels and protecting people and the environment.”

ArcelorMittal manufactures a product that is 100% recyclable and sustainable as steel can be smelted and re-used.

We encourage all residents and businesses in St. John the Baptist Parish to join with us in our ‘cleaner and greener’ commitment. Each year, industry sponsors the Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day – so save your old paint, chemicals and oil and bring them next Spring to be properly recycled or disposed of. Simply being aware of our environment and enjoying the abundance of natural beauty in this area of Louisiana can be inspirational
 

 

Besides recycling, listed here are some small, easy, green choices we can make in our homes. Choose three that you are not already doing and become cleaner and greener once you incorporate these as habits.

 

Which of these do you already do?
Which ones are you going to focus on this next year? And what can you add to the list?
Already do these or want additional options? Choose from among all 40 ideas at:
http://theartofsimple.net/tips-to-go-green-at-home/

The St. John Industrial Group is proud to be an active part of the community. Please take time to review this report in its entirety and visit the web site at www.stjohnig.com.
Thank you!

Nalco – An Ecolab Company 
ENVIRONMENTAL

Promote stewardship of natural resources and protect the environment

Respect and support the human right to water by conserving, reusing and recycling water and renewing water quality

Support society’s need for increased energy through sustainable sources, products and technologies and efficient processes

Challenge the concept of waste through innovative and efficient use of resources, minimizing emissions to air, water and land

Marathon Petroleum Company (MPC)
Corporate Citizenship: We work to make a positive difference in the communities where we have the privilege to operate. We are committed to being a good neighbor in the communities in which we operate.

Environmental Stewardship: We are committed to minimizing our environmental impact and continually look for ways to reduce our footprint. Marathon Petroleum Company LP is committed to minimizing all types of emission.

Prevention of Pollution & Resource Conservation: We are committed to environmental protection and emphasize, to the extent practical, conservation of all resources and the minimization of waste, emissions and releases throughout our operations.

DuPont
Sustainability is at the core of what we do - from reducing our operational footprint and creating market-facing sustainable solutions, to addressing the global challenges of the future.

ArcelorMittal
ArcelorMittal is the world’s leading steel and mining company. Guided by a philosophy to produce safe, sustainable steel, it is the leading supplier of quality steel products in all major markets including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging. ArcelorMittal is present in more than 60 countries and has an industrial footprint in over 20 countries. The LaPlace facility has established a goal to reduce our electricity and natural gas consumption in order to reduce our “carbon footprint!”

Air Products
Spotlight on sustainability: Air Products is committed to reducing its environmental impact by consuming fewer resources and lowering emissions. Aggressive goals have been set in six key areas: energy use, green house gas emissions, water use, hazardous waste, toxic releases and fleet emissions.

Evonik
Our Corporate values “Courage to Innovate” “Responsible Action” and “Sparing no Effort” constitute the cornerstones of our corporate culture.

Honey Bees – All the Buzz!  What Can a Lay Person Do?

 

Apis mellifera, the western honey bee, has actually been in serious trouble for over 20 years. Bees collect nectar and pollen from plants for food. They make honey from the nectar. Pollen is their sole protein source (honey bees are vegetarians) and they use it to make food for their young. Ultimately our food supply depends on this.

Ways to Help Honey Bees:

  • Refrain from killing the dandelions in your lawn. They’re actually quite pretty. Think about planting Dutch clover instead of grass.
  • Do not mow your lawns while dandelions, clover and other plants bees like are in bloom. Wait until the bees have moved onto other flowers.
  • If you’re on a town committee or planning board with a say on what gets planted, encourage the planting of bee-friendly trees and plants.
  • Learn sustainable organic methods for controlling garden pests. Refrain from spraying pesticides, especially if the plant being sprayed is in bloom and being worked by bees. If you must spray, be sure to check the label. Some pesticides are toxic to bees; others are not.
  • Support legislation that is favorable to beekeeping.
  • Buy honey from local beekeepers for the freshest honey from regional flowers. Using beeswax candles and other beeswax products helps reduce indoor air pollution (beeswax candles emit air-scrubbing negative ions), and adds a sweet fragrance to the air, all in one fell swoop!
  • Finally, take the time to bee-come educated about honey bees. Learn to recognize a honey bee and take the time to read something about their life cycle. It’s fascinating reading.
    Source: www.gooserockfarm.com/gpage1.html
 

 

Candid Shots from Breakfast Meeting
October 15, 2014

  

  

  

 

 
2014 St. John Industrial Group Newsletter
With the theme "Mission Possible: Cleaner & Greener", St. John Industrial Group invites you to read this year's edition of the newsletter, reporting 2013 emission data.
 
With the theme "St. John Proud", the St. John Industrial Group invites you to click here to read the 2013 newsletter. This is mailed to every household and business in St. John the Baptist Parish.This newsletter reports 2012 environmental data.
 
With the theme "Stewards of Our Environment", the St. John Industrial Group invites you to click here to read the 2012 newsletter. This is mailed to every household and business in St. John the Baptist Parish.This newsletter reports 2011 environmental data.
 
Click here to read our newsletter which reports 2009 data.
 

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