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  • SEEDS has announced that 34 area businesses and organizations are currently participating in Wayne Businesses Conserve.
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  • SEEDS has announced that 34 area businesses and organizations are currently participating in Wayne Businesses Conserve.
    This local program recognizes and supports conservation efforts in energy, water, transportation and recycling.
    Ranging from a one-person barbershop to a hospital with almost 1,000 employees, participants include several second generation family owned businesses as well as several that just opened this year.
    Nearly all are located in Honesdale and Hawley.
    The 14 businesses which have reached the Silver level in conservation practices are: Apple Day Spa, Cocoon Coffee House, Gena Lenz Photography, Ledges Hotel, Mill Market, Nature's Grace, Sawmill Cycles, Settler's Inn, Stephen's Pharmacy, Turano Insurance, Tie Die Café, Wayne Hotel and Café, and the Wayne Memorial Hospital.
    In order to reach the Silver level 36 or more points had to be achieved on the WBC application. Points are given for conservation of heating, ventilation and air conditioning; lighting, door, computer and water controls; weatherization and insulation; transportation incentives; purchasing and waste prevention; recycling; and behavior leadership. The WBC program is modeled off several other successful programs in the United States.
    Bronze level establishments with at least 25 points, include Platform Industries, the Dime Bank Honesdale branch, Quality Printing, A Stitch in Time, Trackside Grill, Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, and Wayne County Public Library.
    Other participants include Beach Lake Methodist Church, the Cooperage, Dave's Super Duper, Dessin Animal Shelter, the Dime Bank Operations Center, East Shore Lodging, Grace Episcopal Church, Gravity Alley, the Himalayan Institute, Maude Alley, Sasso's Barbershop, and the Wayne Independent.
    "Several businesses commented that just looking over the extensive application with its levels of activities encouraged them to do more," said Kayleigh Cornell, the Program Coordinator of the this year.
    The Gold level of 54 or more points has not yet been achieved.
    WBC is a project of Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support, and funded in part by PPL-Electric Utilities E-Power.
    To participate in the program, or get more information, email wbc@seedsgroup.net or call 570-630-0592.
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