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My Hair Trip, The #1 Rated Organic Salon in Denver: Member of the Colorado Environmental Leadership Program

We are so unbelievably honored to be one of hundreds of businesses in Colorado to be members of The ELP and to be the only salon represented in the organization.

The Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) is our statewide environmental recognition and reward program which offers benefits and incentives to members that voluntarily go beyond compliance with state and federal regulations and are committed to continual environmental improvement.

The Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) is a voluntary program that encourages and rewards su- perior environmental performers that go beyond the requirements of environmental regulations and move toward the goal of sustainability. The program is open to all Colorado businesses, industries, offices, educational institutions, municipalities, government agencies, community, not-for-profit and other organizations. Currently, the program consists of three tiers, Bronze, Silver and Gold.
The purpose of this document, The Colorado Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) Handbook, is to provide a central reference for policies and procedures associated with Colorado’s ELP. The Hand- book summarizes information on current aspects of program implementation, including eligibility re- quirements and member incentives. To further clarify and interpret program criteria, guidance infor- mation is also provided and clearly marked as “guidance”. The Handbook is a perennial “working document” that will be maintained primarily in electronic form so that program updates can be incor- porated into it quickly and frequently.

My Hair Trip Salon : The #1 rated organic salon in Denver is a Silver Partner
Silver Partner:
An entity applying to the Silver Tier of the ELP must commit to develop and implement an environmental management system (EMS) within an agreed upon timeframe, not to exceed three years, in addition to meeting the requirements for “beyond-compliance” activities and programs.
Certain milestones (at a minimum) must be met to remain in the program, however, an entity has the opportunity to apply to the Gold Tier sooner if they meet the following requirements:
(NOTE: Not all requirements may apply and will be determined on a case-by-case basis).
 By the end of year one the entity must, at a minimum, demonstrate “in process”
EMS implementation steps beyond that of the time of applying to the program.
 By the end of year two, the entity must, at a minimum, have in process additional
portions of an EMS beyond that of the first year.
 By the end of year three, the entity must have a fully functional EMS, conducted a
third party audit and comply with all the requirements listed in Appendix A. At such time, an entity may apply directly to the Gold Tier.

Continual environmental improvement goals should promote the following: (1) the elimination or reduction of waste at the source of generation; (2) redirection of waste streams for reuse or for substitution of commercial products; (3) environ- mentally sound on-site and off-site recycling programs; and, (4) beyond compliance activities and programs. Other goals may include attending or sponsoring environ- mental workshops, developing case studies, establishing pollution prevention net- works with suppliers or providing the department with pollution prevention infor- mation for possible publication or dissemination. Aspects are chosen by the facil- ity. Commitment for improvement should relate to the significant environmental aspects identified in the EMS and should take into account local environmental pri- orities and pollution prevention opportunities.
Optional activities or programs that qualify for continual environmental im- provement can include participating in mentoring opportunities with other compa- nies or organizations such as providing technical assistance and exchanging innova- tive technologies, attending or sponsoring workshops and developing case studies.

My Hair Trip Organic Salon Denver – is proud to be a member of the Environmental Leadership Program and to be certified as green business by the Certifiably Green Denver Program and to be Colorado’s #1 customer-rated organic salon.

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