What is sustainability?

The EPA provides the following definition:

“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.”

What does this mean to Duke’s Landscape Management?

Our business is your environment. Clients trust us to maintain and enhance their properties. We do this while paying attention to the environment we are working in, and by making responsible decisions about how we work on that property.
  • We work with clients to evaluate irrigation, how water is being used on their properties in the most efficient and natural way.
  • We fight weeds and plant disease on our clients’ properties. We spend a lot of time researching what to use and how often to use it, balancing fiscal responsibility and environmental responsibility.
  • Our owner and founder, Eric Cross, is LEED Certified. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is redefining the way we think about the places where we live, work and learn. As an internationally recognized mark of excellence, LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
  • We use equipment that produces low emissions into the environment.
  • We recycle the oil from our larger machines into a used oil furnace. We burn the old oil to heat our workshop.
  • We recycle green waste into compost on the property of our offices.