Savings Found In Going Green

Capital Hospice Saves Money and Helps Others While Remaining Environmentally Conscious

Washington, DC – August 12, 2009 — In this tough economic climate, the bottom line is often priority over social and environmental responsibility. It is difficult to save money while being charitable and environmentally friendly. The Arlington, VA based Capital Hospice found a way to do all three by calling on the services of Etreev. They were able to sell and donate various pieces of office furniture and equipment to different area businesses and non profits including AMEN (Arlingtonians Meeting Emergency Needs), Artomatic, The DC Fire Department, Heart of America, Northern Virginia Family Services, Thurgood Marshall Center Trust, Secure Waste, National Coalition for the Homeless, Iglesia Bautista Hispana Comunidad De Fe, Education for Hope, and Spingarn Senior High School

John Russell with Secure Waste said, “We have a small company, and as others, are strapped for cash during these difficult economic times. These items will assist us in our growth and expansion without incurring a large outlay of much needed funds.”

“Capital Hospice was dedicated to do more with their unused items than just add them to a landfill while others are in need” said Gregory Korthase, President of Etreev. According to Mr. Korthase, over 16 tons of material was diverted from the landfill and over 42 metric tons of greenhouse gases were eliminated. Every American produces an average of 4.5 pounds of waste a day. This collaboration allowed Capital Hospice to reduce the equivalent of waste produced by 7,620 people a day.

Etreev is a local sustainability consulting firm committed to saving customers money, time, energy and helping the environment by making reuse easy. Visit

If you would like more information on this topic, or to schedule an interview, please contact Gregory Korthase (571-229-5312) or email: [email protected]