Morristown, NJ, February 12, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Shade Tree Garage was recently awarded “green” re-certification by the New Jersey Green Automotive Repair Program (NJGARP). With the re-certification they were recognized by NJGARP for implementing eco-friendly business practices that will help keep New Jersey clean and conserve precious resources.
“We are excited to be recognized as a ‘green’ repair facility,” said John O’Connor, owner of Shade Tree Garage in Morristown, NJ. “This designation re-affirms our commitment to practicing ‘green’ techniques and coincides with our goal to reduce our impact on the environment. In fact, we’ve been an eco-friendly shop for a long time, even before it was popular.”
NJGARP is a partnership between the New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers (NJCAR), the New Jersey Gasoline C-Store Automotive Association (NJGCA) and the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey, in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Their goal is to promote environmentally-friendly practices by the state’s automotive repair facilities in an effort to minimize their impact on the environment.
The NJGARP committee developed an 88-point checklist of “green” initiatives for auto repair facilities. The checklist includes: pollution prevention and resource conservation measures; waste fluids management, energy and water conservation efforts; waste water reduction; and protection of customers and workers at the facility. Each “green” initiative is assigned a point value and repair shops must achieve a minimum of 300 points (or 450, if the facility includes an auto body shop) to qualify for - and maintain - “green” certification by NJGARP.
Questions on how Shade Tree Garage is protecting the environment can be directed to 973-540-9880.
Shade Tree Garage is a trusted independent automotive repair shop located in Morristown, New Jersey. They work hard to accomplish their mission: “To give you peace of mind about the safety and reliability of your car.” They are located at 171 Washington Street, just past Mills and next to Golden Cleaners. Appointments can be scheduled on-line through their website www.shadetreegarage.com and Facebook page.