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what you need to know about Rich Krechowicz.
One night, when he was a young man, he stumbled through the night after he had
been out drinking with his friends, barely able to get home.
Rich may have been young, but he was far from care-free.
was stumbling because he was carrying an armload of empty bottles.
he was not on a mission to dispose of the evidence of his and his
folly, in case that’s what you’re thinking.
Oh no. This was a mission to dispose of the empty bottles
Rich was recycling long before it became the new religion.
He’s so green, he sprouts an idea a minute.
In 1974, he was composting in his backyard. 1976 saw the
installation of water-efficiency devices in his own home.
And in 1979 he
saved lots of money
by reusing waste heat in a family-run delicatessen he
was managing at the time. Ever since he was a teenager, he has
cups in favour of his reusable travel mug. And he reduces
garbage by using the cloth bags he keeps on hand. When
he does buy a
product that inevitably
comes packaged, he sees that it gets recycled appropriately.
In his own busy household of a wife, three daughters and
an Airdale named Maddie, he installed many energy-efficiency
So, it was only, er, natural for him to convert his passion
for energy efficiency into a business, which he did in
1991. And in
what he preaches. His company owns two natural gas-powered
vans and arranges jobs geographically to minimize driving.
to reduce gas
consumption and avoid rush hour traffic. Employees are
just as passionate as Rich is about working in a field
They have even developed his eco-habits. They recycle
and sort waste, bring garbage-less
lunches and re-sharpen tools rather then replace them.
Rich is rich, all right.
Rich in passion. Rich in experience. Rich in ideas.