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Looking for Goldilocks? Juneau employees get an unexpected visitor

Posted on Thu, Nov 08, 2012

BearAlaska Marine Lines Customer Service Representative Kelly MacDonald recently sent this picture of a black bear atop the dumpster in the Juneau yard. “It’s been roaming around in our yard for a few weeks looking for trash,” she says. “Our dispatcher Joe actually got a video of him out front of the office a few weeks ago. The other morning one of our reps was walking around in the yard, came around a corner and just about ran into the bear. We estimate he weighs about 300 pounds.”

Kelly says there are occasional sightings of wildlife, but it’s definitely not a daily thing. “We also have a ‘pet’ marmot hanging around behind our warehouse who hides under the pallets. Other than the regular fish jumping around the barge ramp and eagles everywhere a bear is as exciting as it gets!”

Tags: Alaska Marine Lines, Lynden employees, Juneau

Alaska Marine Trucking first Green Star certified business in Juneau

Posted on Thu, Feb 23, 2012

Alaska Marine Trucking is Juneau's first Green Star Award business.  Employees worked hard to complete all 10 standards to achieve the Green Star Award, including adding the Green Star policy to the environmental policy statement in the employee handbook. Other efforts include replacing paper coffee cups with ceramic mugs, offering bio-friendly water bottles to reduce paper cup use, encouraging double-sided copying and improving fuel efficiency for vehicles through maximizing payloads and eliminating unnecessary weight. PeopleNet on-board computers monitor truck speed, shifting and idle time. Employees also participated in energy audits, implemented a company-recycling program, and removed lighting from vending machines to cut down on unnecessary energy use. “Alaska Marine Trucking has blazed a trail in Juneau for efficient and energy-wise business practices," says Christina Grande, Community Outreach & Communications Coordinator for Green Star in Anchorage.

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From left: Green Star's Kim Kovol and Randy Virgin, Alaska Marine Trucking's Bill Merk and Lynden Inc.'s Anna Deal with the Green Star certificate at the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

Tags: Alaska Marine Trucking, energy efficiency, recycling, green Lynden, Green Star certificate, environmental efforts, Juneau

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