For Immediate Release
November 13, 2013
Parks and Recreation
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BOSTON, MA (November 13, 2013) Today, the City of Boston Parks & Recreation Department celebrated the installation of new oil tanks in the Franklin Park Maintenance building with a special ribbon-cutting celebration. The oil tank replacement was made possible thanks to Bioheat’s advertising through CBS EcoMedia’s innovative EcoAd program.
With Bioheat’s support, an aging, 1,000 gallon oil tank located in the maintenance building was replaced. The decades-old tank needed an upgrade to eliminate the potential for operational performance issues that might otherwise plague ratable operational performance. The new tanks will substantially provide a cleaner environment to store Bioheat, and through this collaboration with the EcoAd program, the tanks were resupplied with Bioheat, a cleaner and renewable home heating oil.
Bioheat provides a cleaner, safer and more complete and energy efficient burn, which helps to reduce the City’s greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change. Bioheat may actually extend equipment life and reduce periodic maintenance intervals. It can be made domestically from agricultural or recycled resources, and helps to preserve America’s energy independence.
The upgrade and transition to Bioheat falls within the Greenovate Boston Initiative, a community-driven movement to get all Bostonians involved in reducing the City’s greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020 and by 80 percent by 2050. This initiative was outlined in Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s Climate Action Plan and will enable people to take simple steps that will make the City a better, greener place to live and work.
“Being able to support this exciting project to transition this location to a 21st century heating fuel is what the Bioheat® education project is all about,” said Paul Nazzaro, National Biodiesel Board, Petroleum Liaison. “It is my hope that the city continues to learn more about Bioheat and the positive benefits derived from its use.”
"The City of Boston is grateful for the tank replacement which was made possible because of support from Bioheat and other partners,” said Antonia Pollak, Commissioner, Boston Parks and Recreation. “This project is in keeping with Boston Mayor Thomas Menino's Greenovate initiative which strives to have government officials work with private sector partners to reduce greenhouse gas emissions."
Prior to the ribbon cutting, guests were given a tour of the new Bioheat storage tanks. Today’s event was hosted by Paul Nazzaro, National Biodiesel Board, Petroleum Liaison; Antonia Pollak, Commissioner, Boston Parks and Recreation; Nancy Girard, Environment Director, City of Boston; Paul Polizzotto, Founder and President, CBS EcoMedia.
“We’re immensely grateful to Bioheat for their commitment to improving the quality of life in Boston,” said Paul Polizzotto, Founder and President, CBS EcoMedia. “Bioheat’s generous gift of these new oil tanks to the City of Boston Parks Department will help to improve Franklin Park and the surrounding community, and substantially decrease greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.”
It’s an exciting and challenging time to be an oilheat dealer. Many fuel dealers have chosen to take advantage of Bioheat and help lead their company and their industry into the next generation of home heating. Not since coal has the industry experienced a change in their offering. Bioheat is a simple choice and a smart solution that results in a better fuel for existing oilheat customers and ultimately improves the performance of the heating system. Some of the major advantages of Bioheat are no retrofit or equipment modifications, enhances and extends equipment life, reduces periodic maintenance intervals, no change in service protocols and its ready for distribution, the future is now.
About City of Boston Parks Department
The Boston Parks and Recreation Department has jurisdiction over 2200 acres of open space, parks, playgrounds, cemeteries, athletic fields, two golf courses, and maintenance facilities. City funding for capital projects is augmented by grants, partnerships, and private donations. The Department is a partner in the Greenovate Boston initiative, a collective movement and innovative solution to ensure a greener, healthier and more prosperous future for the city by meeting Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2020. Propelled by creativity and drive, Greenovate Boston encourages continued sustainable growth within the city.
About CBS EcoMedia Inc.
At EcoMedia, we're propelled by the desire to create positive social change; that's been our mission since we founded the company in 2002. In 2010, after successfully partnering with CBS on a wide range of environmental projects, EcoMedia became the newest addition to the CBS Corporation portfolio, exponentially scaling our reach across television, radio, interactive, publishing and outdoor media.
Through our patent-pending EcoAd, WellnessAd and EducationAd programs, an innovative twist on traditional advertising, advertisers are able to support much-needed local projects which in turn creates jobs, saves taxpayer money and improves the quality of life in communities nationwide. In the process, we’re fundamentally altering the advertising landscape, elevating the ordinary, traditional commercial – and media, in general – into a catalyst for tangible, quantifiable social change. Please visit ecomediacbs.com, like us at facebook.com/EcoMediaCBS or follow us at Twitter.com/EcoMediaCBS.
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