Kudos! – December 2, 2011

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Waste Management wins wildlife certification

The Wildlife Habitat Council has awarded Waste Management with its Wildlife at Work certification work on its landfill.

The landfill is in a low-rainfall, short-grass prairie, which is an effort to build an ecosystem. The work is part of Waste Management’s pledge to preserve and restore 25,000 acres of wildlife habitat across North America.

Berwick Electric wins ethics award

Berwick Electric Co. in Colorado Springs has won the 2011 GE Johnson Award for Marketplace Ethics. They have been in business since 1921.

The award is given by the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado. Criteria for consideration includes management practices, business relations, marketing and sales practices, and overall reputation in the community.

Goodwill earns three-year accreditation

Goodwill has received a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities, an international, nonprofit certification agency focused on health and human service providers. Goodwill was credited for its comprehensive operations and services, sound financial management, close observance of health and safety protocols and strong community presence.

AMR delivers 300 coats

American Medical Response filled an ambulance full of about 300 donated coats to distribute to the nonprofit organizations Partners in Housing.

Energy Resource Center has record year

Energy Resource Center completed energy efficiency upgrades on 1,281 homes this year, a record-breaking year for the agency that serviced low-income households in El Paso, Teller, Fremont, Douglas and Elbert counties.