MOST INFLUENTIAL ENVIRONMENTALIST
George Gardner, Gardner Foreign Auto Parts, Inc., Florida
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Gardner Foreign Auto Parts, Inc. in Pompano Beach, Fla. is Gold Seal certified and a Florida Green Yard. What can't be recycled at work, owner George Gardner takes it home and adds it to his personal recycling.
"George has always had a clean operation," said Steve Holland, president, Brandon Auto Salvage in Valrico, Fla. "He's tried to promote the environmental influence to others."
Gardner has also twice received Broward County's prestigious Emerald award for environmental excellence: in 2003 and again in April 2009.
"You have to really do something extra to win this award, and boy he does," said Kay Sommers, Broward County. "When we created this award we never dreamed a salvage yard would win it."