Greenscape Geeks Becomes Carbon Neutral

Greenscape Geeks is an Indianapolis-based landscape architecture and landscaping company that specializes in sustainable and eco-friendly landscape design, installation, and maintenance.

Their mission is to help rebuild the native plant and wildlife populations through functional and beautiful landscape design for homeowners and businesses.

They decided to become the first carbon neutral business certified by Carbon Neutral Indiana. We spoke with Joey Fleenor, Co-Owner of the company.

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What is your background with sustainability?

"When we begin buying the business nearly four years ago, I knew that I was making a good decision.

As a green business, Greenscape Geeks has made a commitment to our clients and our community to be chemical free and only use native plants that were beneficial to local ecosystems.

My yearning for a more sustainable future began in elementary school with the “reduce, reuse, recycle” campaigns of the 90s and continued to grow with more and more announcements of endangered wildlife.

Owning this company allows me to proactively provide a service that helps the environment and helps our residential and commercial clients have more sustainable properties.

Greenscape Geeks makes sure that we are constantly up to date on the latest sustainability and green building material trends so that we can provide the best work product possible."

What was the process like to become carbon neutral? How did it feel? What do you think?

"Becoming officially carbon neutral was a “no-brainer” for us based upon our business model and mission.

Daniel and the Carbon Neutral Indiana team worked with us in a helpful, respectful way. The process was surprisingly in-depth but completely necessary to make sure that everyone has the most accurate information. We want to make sure that we make the best impact possible with our current and future carbon production trends."

Why is this good for your business? Why is it good for clients?

"Carbon Neutral not only means that we are doing our part to combat climate change and issues caused by emissions, it means that Greenscape Geeks is doing the right thing and living up to our word.

We can continue to provide the highest quality sustainable landscape design and installation services possible with a much more conscious awareness of how we are making a real impact.

Additionally, it shows our clients that we truly do live up to high sustainability standards and are not simply “green washing” for interest."

Why do you think other responsible business owners should consider becoming carbon neutral?

"As businesses, we typically produce more carbon than the average homeowner because of the general nature of higher usage of resources. In today’s world, it is important for companies to take responsibility for what they put out in the world.

Around one hundred or so companies are responsible for 71% of the world’s emissions. We can do better than that and Greenscape Geeks wants to lead the way in Indiana."

-Joey Fleenor, Co-Owner of Greenscape Geeks

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