|(Posted 4/18/2008) |
By Josh Rabinowitz for SkateboardDirectory.com
According to the website of the United States * Environmental Protection Agency, Guapo Skateboards, LLC is the first skateboard company * to join the National Partnership for Environmental Priorities (NPEP).
"Each new partner that joins the effort to reduce pollution is helping create a cleaner, healthier environment," said EPA Regional Administrator Richard E. Greene. "By joining this program, Guapo Skateboards is helping change our environment for the better, while also inspiring other companies to do the same."
"Guapo Skateboard Company is committed to reducing our environmental impact," said Al Coker, CEO and owner of Guapo. "Our goal is to give back to the community and to enhance skateboarding's image. We are committed to enhance our 'green' involvement on all levels and to promoting a safe and healthy environment. It is important to our customers and the community."
The NPEP program backs the "voluntary reduction of 31 priority chemicals", and has set a goal of reducing the use or release of four million pounds of priority chemicals by 2011.
Dallas, Texas *-based Guapo Skateboards will start their involvement by replacing existing Fluorescent bulbs in their warehouse and skatepark * with low-mercury bulbs.
Reportedly, over 150 organizations across the US have joined the NPEP program so far.
In other news, according to news source The Canadian Press, "Last Call with Carson Daly" is expected to have Darryl Hannah on the show soon, in part to talk about "organic skateboards". This is being promoted as a piece of broadcaster NBC's "Green Week" effort.
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