ITR Concession Co. and its employees are very sensitive to the health of our employees, patrons and the environment. Since 2007, ITRCC has abided by an Energy Management Plan to help reduce energy consumption. Many of the ideas and suggestions from this plan have been utilized, and the ITR has increased energy awareness, improved efficiency and reduced energy use in many ways. The ITRCC Energy Management Plan has evolved into the Energy Conservation and Sustainability Plan. We recognized that environmental sustainability is now a necessary factor of success. We began to put in place the systems, processes and metrics needed to drive continuous improvement in energy and water conservation as well as packaging and waste reduction. We continue to find ways to conserve energy whether using electricity, natural gas, gasoline, diesel or liquid propane. These efforts are now part of what has become known as Sustainability. Sustainability is a mindset. Per the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
“Sustainability has emerged as a result of significant concerns about the unintended social, environmental, and economic consequences of rapid population growth, economic growth and consumption of our natural resources. Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations. Sustainability is important to making sure that we have and will continue to have, the water, materials, and resources to protect human health and our environment. “In its early years, the US EPA acted primarily as the nation’s environmental watchdog, striving to ensure that industries met legal requirements to control pollution. In subsequent years, EPA began to develop theory, tools, and practices that enabled it to move from controlling pollution to preventing it. Today EPA aims to make sustainability the next level of environmental protection by drawing on advances in science and technology to protect human health and the environment, and promoting innovative green business practices.”
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