Gina Lenz Photography

313 Park Street

Honesdale PA, 18431

Owner: Gina Lenz

Member Level: 40 Points/ Silver

Participant Since: 2012

No. of Employees: 1

Gina, being very environmentally conscious in her personal life, naturally carries this over to her business.  She works to reduce her energy and material waste in her business and the studio itself. With only one bag of garbage every five weeks, she reuses everything she can, from tape to shrink wrap.   For all her promotional materials she uses a recycled line or a local printer.

In terms of her studio, she creates zones of heating and cooling in her house by using curtains to block off areas she isn’t using.  She also rainwater for her garden, minimizing rainwater runoff and reducing her water consumption.

What motivated you to participate in this program?: “I felt like I was doing quite a lot, but when I found I could do better, that sounded intriguing to me because there’s always more you can do?”

What do you think is the most challenging part of being sustainable in the workplace?: “I don’t really view it as a challenge.  It’s the only option.”