Mac-Gray Initiative Helps Colleges Save Energy, Reduce Carbon Emissions

Staff Writer |

WALTHAM, Mass. — Mac-Gray Corp., a leading provider of laundry facilities management services to multi-unit housing locations, has received the Foundation’s first For People and Planet award in the education category.

Since Mac-Gray launched its Lighten the Load™ initiative in 2008 with, they have partnered with 29 academic institutions to offset more than 40 million pounds of carbon.

“We are honored to receive the For People and Planet award from our partner,,” says Stewart G. MacDonald, Mac-Gray’s CEO. “This award highlights Mac-Gray’s commitment to environmental sustainability. Our Lighten the Load™ initiative is helping to reduce the carbon footprints of college and university laundry programs, while educating students on the benefits of being ‘green’ in the laundry room.”

“We applaud Mac-Gray for taking a leadership role in combating climate change,” says Eric M. Carlson, Foundation president. “In partnering with Mac-Gray, we are encouraging campuses to reduce the environmental impact of their properties and facilities.”


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