Thursday, 26 August 2010 17:52

Oakland Park, FL's ECO-Friendly Auto Center Receives Green Certification

ECO-Friendly Auto Center in Oakland Park, FL, received Florida State Green Certification through Certified Green Partners (CGP) on August 5. ECO-Friendly received this certification thanks to processes and techniques they use daily in their shop.

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Florida city officials as well as representatives from suppliers attended ECO-Friendly’s Certification Ceremony at the shop on August 5.

“From day one I had being green in mind,” said Sully Dawson, owner of ECO-Friendly Auto Center.

The auto center had to be audited by Certified Green Partners before receiving this certification. The entire shop and all of its processes were looked into by an auditor from CGP to make sure the shop held up CGP’s standards for certification.

ECO-Friendly recycles just about everything possible around the shop from scrap metals to batteries to office papers.

 

They also use a service called Safety-Kleen which cleans their used oils and antifreeze for reuse.

ECO-Friendly is the only shop in Florida to offer customers the choice of using an oil made from animal fat called G-Oil instead of regular motor oil. G-Oil is totally biodegradeable and certified by the American Petroleum Institute.

Dawson has also been asked to write about what it takes to be a certified green shop for Certified Green Partners’ certification book in the coming months.

ECO-Friendly is the first auto repair shop in the state of Florida to receive certification from CGP.

“It shows I’m a leader, not a follower; it makes me different than anyone else,” said Dawson.

Certified Green Partners is an independent certifying organization dedicated to promoting environmental commitment by providing end users with education on the preservation of our natural resources.

“Eco Friendly Auto Center have become the first green certified auto center in Florida. Commitment through certification stimulates excellence. If we all become certified, there would be no need for legislation,” said Gus Casamayor, Founder Certified Green Partners. For more information please visit certifiedgreenpartners.org or ecofriendlyautocenter.com. Questions can be email directly to Sully Dawson at sully@ecofriendlyautocenter.com.

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