TREZEVANT RECEIVES PROJECT GREEN FORK CERTIFICATION FROM CLEAN MEMPHIS
(Memphis, TN) – Trezevant, a senior living community located in the heart of Memphis at 177 North Highland, recently received Project Green Fork certification from Clean Memphis. Project Green Fork strives for a more sustainable Mid-South by helping reduce environmental impacts with a focus on strengthening homegrown restaurants.
“We are incredibly honored by this designation,” says Kent Phillips, CEO of Trezevant. “Certainly, our leadership team, dining staff and our residents deserve much of the credit for this certification. We look forward to many more years of practicing sustainability to benefit our campus and the great city in which we reside, all while doing our part to protect the global environment.
Project Green Fork requires the following six steps be met for certification:
- SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS: Source disposable products that are compostable, biodegradable, recyclable, or made from recycled content. No polystyrene (aka Styrofoam).
- WASTE MANAGEMENT (SOURCE REDUCTION, COMPOSTING AND RECYCLING): Take steps to reduce unused food inventory. Compost food scraps. Recycle all items recognized as recyclable and accepted by the City of Memphis.
- GREEN CLEANING PRODUCTS: Reduce the use of toxic cleaners wherever possible and replace with plant-based and/or biodegradable cleaners.
- WATER AND ENERGY USE REDUCTION: Take steps to reduce and conserve vital energy and water.
- PLAN FOR LEFTOVER CONSUMABLE FOOD: Connect with local service agencies to donate food that has not been presented to consumers.
- ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT: Properly maintain grease traps and kitchen hoods. Ensure kitchen, front of house, and outside areas are clean and free of debris at all times. Use native plants in landscaping whenever possible.
Trezevant residents have created a Green Team focused on recycling. Working in concert with the leadership team and dining staff, Trezevant recycles more than 30,000 pounds of cardboard and paper and more than 30,000 pounds of mixed recyclables on an annual basis. In addition, the senior living community is speaking to local resources to pursue composting.
“Once again, Trezevant residents and staff have joined together in an effort that will benefit our community as a whole,” says Phillips. “We’re grateful to Clean Memphis and Project Green Fork for working with us to achieve this milestone.”
Located in the heart of Memphis at 177 North Highland, Trezevant is a continuing care retirement community offering independent living, assisted living, memory care, adult day services, and health and rehabilitation services. Trezevant consistently provides world-class service to current and future residents while continuing to be an anchor in the community. Trezevant is a fair housing community and is consistently recognized with awards for resident satisfaction, community and industry leadership such as the Holleran Community Choice Awards, McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards, LeadingAge Tennessee Excellence in Caring Awards, HealthCare Chaplaincy Network’s Excellence in Spiritual Care Award, The Commercial Appeal’s Memphis Most, and recognition from the National Center for Assisted Living. For more information on Trezevant, call 901.325.4000 or visit www.trezevantmanor.org
About Project Green Fork:
Project Green Fork contributes to a more sustainable mid-south by helping reduce environmental impacts with a focus on strengthening homegrown restaurants. For more information about Project Green Fork, visit www.projectgreenfork.org
About Clean Memphis:
Clean Memphis aims to educate youth, engage leadership and empower communities to sustain a cleaner Memphis. For more information, visit https://www.cleanmemphis.org/