Howatt’s Enviro Paints is the most recent recipient of the City of Charlottetown’s Sustainable Business Certification. The Sustainable Business Certification program is open to all Charlottetown businesses, allowing those successful organizations that achieve certification to set themselves apart as green companies working to create a cleaner, healthier future.
Howatt’s Enviro Paints is a distributor of Boomerang paint, which is a recycled paint product. The result of the recycled manufacturing process is a high quality, low VOC (volatile organic compounds), eco-logo certified, velvet finish paint product in a range of designer colors.
Terry Howatt, the owner of Howatt’s Enviro Paints, said she is passionate about the environment and sustainability in her personal life and it only seemed natural that she would carry those beliefs over to her professional life. She maintains an environmentally conscious culture at the store by reducing waste production, and encouraging water conservation. Howatt is committed to supporting green energy and minimizing carbon emissions. The recycled paint that is sold at Howatt’s Enviro Paints emits four times less greenhouse gas during fabrication than other paints. The business is also Bullfrog powered, and the company vehicle is a hybrid.
It is for these reasons, and more, that Howatt’s Enviro Paints has received the City’s Sustainable Business Certification. If you would like to learn more about Charlottetown’s Certified Sustainable Business program, visit: www.charlottetown.ca.
Photo cutline: (From left) City of Charlottetown Sustainability Outreach Coordinator Jessica Brown; Deputy Mayor Mike Duffy, Chair of the City’s Environment and Sustainability Committee; and Terry Howatt, Owner of Howatt’s Enviro Paints pose with the framed Sustainable Business certificate in front of Howatt’s establishment on Brackley Point Road.
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