Lockheed Martin, whose largest client is the United States Department of Defense, is committed to reducing the impact of its operations on the environment.  The company focused on green before going green was so popular and has dedicated more than $40 million in the last eight years to improve energy efficiency at its facilities across the US.  The results are a savings of 125 million kilowatt hours of energy annually.

Lockheed Martin buildings in Fort Worth, Texas and Palmdale, California received recognition for their dedication to the company's environmental programs.  The North Texas Clean Air Coalition honored Lockheed Martin employee Debbie Boles for her dedication to reducing her commuting miles.  Boles was able to decrease her annual mileage by 14,580 by participating in the facility’s TryParkingIt.com campaign.

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Palmdale, CA received a Waste Reduction and Awards Program (WRAP) award for its focus on waste reduction.

“Last year the Palmdale facility diverted 1,094 tons of waste from landfills, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 1.8 million pounds of CO2, and earned $156,167 (a total savings of $440,607) from recycling and reuse efforts. “  Source:  Lockheed Martin

The State of California also recognized three Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines facilities in the states with a WRAP award earlier last month.  The awards are a program by the California Integrated Waste Management Board and works with businesses on ways to reduce waste in an efficient manner.

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