We are excited to announce a change in management: Green Door Recycling and Central Energy Savers have joined forces with Interdependent Web to provide you a wider variety of green-living services with the same hometown, personal touch you have come to expect.
We are keeping the same distinctive white pickup truck and green trailer, the same cheerful green plastic bins, the same friendly employees, and the same great curbside service; we are just adding on additional services. We are more "conveniently green" than ever!
Why the change?
Green Door Recycling LLC was founded in 2008 by Amy and Rick Becker. It was always their intention to promote city-wide curbside recycling in Emporia, even if that meant The Green Door did not provide that service in the long term. Now that the City of Emporia is seriously considering providing curbside recycling service city-wide, The Green Door needs to diversify its services. Rick and Amy are occupied with other exciting projects and are no longer available to take The Green Door in a new direction. Amy is staying on in an advisory role for the next few months.
Meanwhile, Central Energy Savers LLC was founded in 2009 by Ben Stallings and Bob Arndt to provide home energy audits for the Efficiency Kansas program. When Efficiency Kansas lost its state funding, business dropped off, and Bob left to pursue other projects. Ben also operates another LLC, Interdependent Web, so he decided to consolidate all three services under one umbrella rather than juggle three separate businesses.
What is Interdependent Web LLC?
Ben Stallings was building Web sites under the name Interdependent Web since 2005, but he and Jessie Stallings founded Interdependent Web LLC in 2010 to sell the produce from Ben's urban farm and Jessie's arts & crafts. Ben also offers permaculture design services and teaches a variety of gardening classes, whose slides are available through the Web site. Although the name "Interdependent Web" holds significance for Ben and Jessie, they have found that many people have trouble understanding, spelling, or remembering it! "The Green Door" is a much catchier name, so most of Interdependent Web's work with the public will be done under the Green Door name in the future.
What are Ben's qualifications to run a recycling service?
While still in middle school in the late 1980s, Ben was active in a coalition that started city-wide curbside recycling service in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. He co-founded environmental clubs at Bartlesville Mid-High and High Schools and promoted the service to the students as well as personally collecting and supervising collection of cans and paper from the hallways and classrooms of the schools. At Grinnell College in the mid-1990s, he consolidated the fragmented and disorganized recycling options available on campus into a single system that the college eventually adopted as its own. The recurring theme in these experiences is that until a large institution such as a school or city can take over recycling services, someone has to hold them together and help people see them as valuable, and Ben has been that person time and again.
We look forward to working with you! Please click the "Services" tab above to learn more!