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Dubuque bank pledges to be sustainable

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) - One business in Dubuque is supporting the Petal Project.  Dubuque Bank and Trust is the first business in the tri-states to support the sustainable business pilot program.  Petal Project was developed by the East Central Intergovernmental Association and Prosperity Eastern Iowa. 

"We are privileged to be a part of this great 'green' vision for our community. Not only is it our social responsibility to be sustainable, but it's just the right thing to do for a stronger business, for our employees, for their families, and for Dubuque as a whole,"said Bret Tuley, vice president of operations and finance for DB&T.

The Petal Project creates five manageable categories so a business can take an organized approach to reaching its sustainability goals.  The categories include waste reduction, energy conservation, pollution, staff education and water conservation.

"We are very excited to have a large, well-known business in the area as a pilot for the Petal Project.  This regional initiative builds on the success of existing sustainability programs and helps to implement sustainable business practices that will save local companies money," said Candace Eudaley, regional economic development & sustainability coordinator for ECIA. 

DB&T is already practicing many of the requirements to be classified as a sustainable business as outlined in the Petal Project. They have high efficiency lighting and daily recycling.

The bank recently created a task force in charge of reducing the eco-footprint of DB&T.

Online reporter: Lauren Squires
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