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Tom Griffin

Division Director

Tom Griffin is the Director and Co-Founder of Greener Results and is our company’s “green guru”. Tom has distinguished himself as an expert in helping businesses develop efficient and practical environmental programs. In his 18-year career in state government, Tom developed and ran a wide array of voluntary, pollution prevention-based programs that focused on cost savings and public recognition. Tom believes that greening efforts should be practical and efficient and that public recognition is integral to achieving “greener results”.

Tom Griffin’s environmental career has provided him with a wide breadth of knowledge in most every environmental topic. Positions in resource management and NEPA review instilled a strong understanding of state and federal regulatory processes. Tom then worked for 12+ years for Virginia DEQ’s Office of Pollution Prevention, assisting businesses directly through assessments, research, and the development and promotion of state and federal voluntary programs. Tom has helped develop and manage many state voluntary initiatives such as the Virginia Environmental Excellence Program, the Virginia Clean Marinas Program, Virginia Hospitals for a Healthy Environment, the Virginia Mercury Reduction initiative, the Virginia School Chemical Cleanout, and Virginia Green, the state’s campaign for environmentally-friendly practices in all sectors of tourism. Tom has also been responsible for program coordination and promotion of many federal voluntary programs such as National Environmental Performance Track, Businesses for the Bay, Ecycling, WasteWise, EnergyStar, and the National Partnership for Environmental Priorities.

Tom’s background has instilled a strong faith in the value of pollution prevention techniques and Environmental Management Systems. However, his philosophy is that undue time should not be spent on systems themselves, but that time is best spent working on projects that improve the environment and benefit the organization financially! Furthermore, public recognition for those improvements will help spur the next environmental improvements!

Tom’s most recent work in the hospitality industry as the state coordinator of the Virginia Green program has given him the dubbing, “Mr. Green”. Tom prides himself in his abilities to quickly assist facilities in assessing “how green” they are. Tom attempts to view all facilities from the perspective of the “average consumer” who is trying to become “more green” and provides practical insight, recommendations, and resources for becoming “greener”.