Blog : Local Landscaping Company puts Sustainability First

By Mike | Jan 28, 2015 | in

In an industry known for its use of harmful pesticides and chemicals, Site Structures Landscaping, Inc. breaks the mold by combining innovative lawn care with hard work and green alternatives. Launched by Charlie Bourdage back in 1996, Site Structures has gone on to incorporate a variety of sustainable landscaping practices throughout the southern Maine and New Hampshire seacoast regions.

Specializing in chemical-free lawn care and hardscaping, Site Structure’s green initiatives have been there right from the beginning. “It’s simple; we live here,” explains Site Structure’s office manager Nicole Tracy. “We want to be responsible members of our community. By treating our planet well, we’re helping both the environment and the people in the communities we serve. It’s the backbone of what we do.”

Transporting supplies, plants, and people on a daily basis, Site Structures has taken extra measures to reduce their carbon footprint while on the road. A fleet of trucks running on b5 Biodiesel runs from Site Structure’s office in Elliot, Maine to various locations, while Charlie drives a Prius to different work sites. A strong carpooling culture exists at Site Structures as well, as the team tries to use as little fuel as possible.


In addition, Site Structures has gone to great lengths to practice sustainability at their home base. The team works hard to conserve on water, and recycling is very through. Their office furniture is mostly made out of reused furniture, and some of their desks are even refurbished doors. When the office does have to print, they use Energy Star Printers and copiers.

Site Structures is constantly seeking out new green alternatives to the landscaping industry. Every year, Charlie goes to the Green Industry Conference in Louisville, Kentucky to network with sustainable businesses and to learn about the latest technologies and developments. The team is also very active in the community, working with the Cross Roads House, Jon G Lovering Health Center, and the Rotary Club.

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