Oceanside, CA

Contact:  Angela Miller, angela.miller@ecologyit.com

 

Ecology.IT, a sustainability and technology consultancy, completed the application process for and signature of the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) “Sustainability Commitment” this week.

 

The APTA Sustainability Commitment, founded in 2009, sets out common principles, an action plan, and a course for progress. The Commitment, which counts a total of 106  signatories from business and agency members, supports the exchange of good practice and aims to mark the overall achievements in sustainability made by the public transportation industry. Through the commitment, the public transportation industry is demonstrating its significant contribution to and measurable leadership on sustainability.

 

“Companies are beginning to understand the economic and social benefits to their organizations of integrating sustainability into their processes and practices,” says ecology.IT founder Angela Miller.  “A natural synergy between exists between the public transit industry’s core mission of providing equitable, safe, and efficient service, and sustainability principles.  Ecology.IT believes in the inherent value to both transit agencies and private industry of signing the APTA Sustainability Commitment and leveraging its principles through our organizations.”

 

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About ecology.IT

Ecology.IT provides technology and sustainability consulting and advisory services to companies looking to improve efficiency in all aspects of their business.  Ecology.IT helps companies see opportunities to increase energy efficiency and improve the bottom line through energy audits, alternative energy sourcing, effective procurement, strategic technology architecture design, project management of technology implementations, and certification and recognition for projects.  For more information please see http://www.ecologyit.com. 

 

About the American Public Transportation Association

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is a nonprofit international association of 1,500 public and private sector organizations, engaged in the areas of bus, paratransit, light rail, commuter rail, subways, waterborne services, and intercity and high-speed passenger rail. This includes: transit systems; planning, design, construction, and finance firms; product and service providers; academic institutions; transit associations and state departments of transportation. APTA is the only association in North America that represents all modes of public transportation. APTA members serve the public interest by providing safe, efficient and economical transit services and products More than 90 percent of the people using public transportation in the United States and Canada ride APTA member systems.  For more information, please see http://www.apta.com.

 

Supporting Resources

APTA’s information on the Sustainability in the Public Transit Industry http://www.apta.com/resources/hottopics/sustainability/