Happy Earth day from APS”s newest team member!
It”s Earth Day at APS, and we thought it would be a good day to introduce our newest team member, Bryn, to you by having her do a little write up about her first days here and what she”s learning. What follows is her first blog post. As the newest member of the marketing department look for more of posts to be coming from her soon. Welcome aboard Bryn! (Rob)
Ahoy, ahoy…Today is Earth Day and my 4th day at APS. In addition to learning the ropes, literally, I have enjoyed learning about the company culture…like how Green APS is! For instance, one of the first things I noticed was that some, ok a lot, of the APS staff ride their bikes to and from work to do our part in helping out with the environment. As you can see from this picture we took this morning it can be a bit of a race to get to the best spot on the bike rack!
Also, did you know that the APS building was the first building in Eastport to collect 1000f its own storm water by containing the water using downspouts and rainwater drains? The water is collected then filtered naturally under the building in a large containment hold before it feeds into the Bay, which happens to be one block away. Aside from being avid recyclers (lots of blue cans around this place) this is just another way that APS is helping to improve the environment but it doesn”t stop there. APS also attempts to carry as many environmentally friendly sailing products we can, too!
The New Men’s Ballistic Eco Shorts by Harken, made from renewable and sustainable fabrics, are eco-friendly and extremely comfortable. The padded hiking shorts feature naturally anti-microbial bamboo, ballistic nylon and 4-way stretch spandex-which allows them to be super stretchy and quick drying. The other cool thing about the shorts, besides the fact that they are eco-friendly, is that they are the only padded shorts with 2 back pockets behind the removable hiking pads.
The tree grows to 200-250 feet tall! The seed pods are extremely buoyant and water resistant-which is what makes it a great product for life jackets.
The Norge design is very traditional, with plenty of pocket space that is bigger on the inside than they appear.
….and for the ladies, the Women”s Abba by Astral, also features the organic material, Kapok. The material allows the vest to conform to the body for a slim profile fit.
Available in Black or Cranberry.