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Another Self Storage Company Getting in on a Good Green Thing

by John Stevens January 10, 2012 6:52 PM
The word ‘green’ has become a major buzz word around the self storage industry over the last few years. Companies are doing whatever they can to reduce their carbon footprint on the planet by installing solar panels, using fluorescent light bulbs, and a variety of other things. Some are starting to take the idea of going green a step further. [More]

Extra Space Storage Taking Another Step Toward Eco-Friendly Initiatives

by John Stevens August 4, 2011 9:15 AM
Extra Space Storage Inc. (NYSE: EXR) announced they have joined the well-known Energy Star program as a partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, working to improve energy efficiency and fight climate change through a strategic, corporate energy management program that will enhance the organization's financial health and help preserve the environment for future generations. This development follows a recent similar endeavor by the company to embark on a solar initiative to install 100,000 solar panels in facilities across the country during the next five years at the rate of 20,000 panels per year. [More]

Self Storage Companies Plant Trees for Customers

by Kim Kilpatrick August 6, 2010 10:26 AM
Two self storage companies are planting trees in an attempt to cause reforestation of areas of the world that are suffering from deforestation, such as Haiti, the Amazon basin, and tropical rain forests around the world. Watson & Taylor Self Storage, of Addison, Texas, announced this week that it will work with Trees for the Future to plant ten trees for every new self storage customer to rent a unit at their facility in the month of August. Likewise, iStoreGreen of Brooklyn, New York, plants a tree for every tenant through the Nature Conservancy. [More]

Relocation Assistance Becoming Available for Treece, Kansas

by Winnie Hsiu January 27, 2010 11:00 AM
This week, the Kansas state Department of the Environment (KDHE) announced that it will hold a meeting Thursday, at 6 p.m., in the old Picher City Hall to discuss relocation assistance with residents of Treece, Kansas. The meeting will include a status update from the federal Environmental Protection Agency detailing what progress has been made with the relocation and with plans to buy out property from the residents. "KDHE is setting up this meeting to talk to the residents to see who is interested," Bob Jurgens, a KDHE section chief, explained. "We also need to determine a timeline for the buyout." At the meeting, Treece residents will also be able to ask questions about the buyout process, Treece's status as a Superfund site, and studies related to it. [More]
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