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Pinnacle Data Systems: Corporate Sustainability Coordinator Receives Nomination for an Alabama Black Achievers Award (The Oliver Robinson Foundation)

06/13/11
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BIRMINGHAM, AL – Elena T. White, Corporate Sustainability Coordinator for Pinnacle Data Systems, LLC (Birmingham, AL and Atlanta, GA) has been selected as a “Non-Profit Executive of the Year” nominee.   Mrs. White’s passion for sustainability is second to none, as evidenced by her many environmental awareness endeavors.  Elena T. White was chosen to spearhead PDS’s sustainability initiative, Pinnacle Preserves, as its creator.  Pinnacle Data Systems is the first within the document processing industry to implement a formal sustainability initiative, which includes an expanded recycling program.
Mrs. White is the founder and editor of green lifestyle blog, “Life The Green Way”, which is geared towards the mainstream, and focuses on sustainability issues.  In her writings she offers guidance in areas ranging from money-saving green tips, as well as, reviews of eco-friendly products, local air quality updates, coverage of local environmental issues and other environmental information.   Elena’s expertise was validated recently when some of her works were published in "The Community Reinvestor", an Alabama business magazine (Spring and Fall/Winter editions, 2010).  Life The Green Way is featured at Best Green Blogs and also listed at Top 100 Green Blogs for Students.
She is also the founder of the Birmingham chapter of Green Drinks, an international, non-profit, networking organization with over 700 chapters worldwide, that joins organizations and individuals that are focused on green initiatives.  In addition, Elena’s community and environmental efforts were recognized by the NAACP Birmingham-Metro Branch, when it awarded her as a 2010 NAACP Outstanding Young Professional.
The Oliver Robinson Foundation recognizes African-Americans who give unselfishly of their time and resources to make a difference in their respective communities.  The Foundation will honor men and women at the Alabama Black Achievers Awards Gala with a formal, black-tie event on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at the Birmingham Sheraton Ballroom at 5:30 p.m.  This event is unique because of the focus of the event is to spotlight African Americans in the categories of: Physician, Non-Profit Executive, Entrepreneur, Attorney, Civil Rights Legends and Lifetime Achievers for their outstanding contributions.

Pinnacle Data Systems, LLC has redundant facilities in Atlanta, GA and Birmingham, AL and has grown successfully over the last few decades.  Pinnacle provides document management and distribution services to document-intensive companies within the insurance, utilities, telecommunications, credit union, collections, financial services and business-to-business industries.

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Pinnacle Data Systems: A Pioneer In The Document Processing Industry With New Sustainability Initiative
11/2/10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Pinnacle Data Systems, LLC, a document processing company in the Southeast with locations in Atlanta, GA, and Birmingham, AL, announced on October 22, 2010, that it would be rolling out the PDS Sustainability Initiative in November of this year. Pinnacle Data Systems, LLC is first within the document processing industry to implement a formal sustainability initiative. The first sustainability initiative will kick-off on November 19, 2010 at the Atlanta site and November 22, 2010 at the Birmingham site. Both events will focus on expanded recycling efforts, as Pinnacle currently recycles paper and corrugated cardboard at both facilities. Pinnacle Data Systems has also recycled over 100 computers/laptops, 50 monitors, and numerous keyboards, switches, and other miscellaneous electronic equipment using local vendor, Technical Knock Out. This is just the beginning, as the sustainability effort will cover all aspects of the business.
PDS Sustainability Initiative Mission statement: “Our mission is to inspire, through our success, a fundamental shift towards sustainability in the document processing industry.”
We plan to fulfill this mission through a commitment to:
 Understanding sustainability issues and sharing that information with our partners
 Recognizing the central role that our business plays in our society and through our sustainability efforts, improve the quality of life locally, nationally and globally.
 Developing flexible and innovative solutions to bring about positive change.
 Striving to buy, sell and use environmentally responsible products.
 Establishing environmental responsibility as a corporate value.
 Monitoring and measuring our progress for each project.
 Recognizing that fiscal responsibility is paramount to our sustainable future.
 Encouraging all of our partners to share in our mission.

Elena T. White was chosen to spearhead this sustainability initiative as its creator. Mrs. White’s passion for this sustainability is second to none, as evidenced by her many environmental awareness endeavors. Her green lifestyle blog, “Life The Green Way”, is geared towards the mainstream, and focuses on sustainability issues. In her writings she offers guidance in areas ranging from money-saving green tips, as well as reviews of eco-friendly products, air quality updates and other environmental information. Elena’s expertise was validated recently when some of her works were published in the spring 2010 edition of "The Community Reinvestor", an Alabama business magazine. She is also the founder of the Birmingham chapter of Green Drinks, an international social networking organization with over 700 chapters worldwide, that brings together organizations and individuals that are focused on green initiatives. In addition, Elena’s community and environmental efforts were nationally recognized by the NAACP when it awarded her as a 2010 NAACP Outstanding Young Professional.
Pinnacle Data Systems, LLC was founded in 1992, with redundant facilities in Atlanta, GA and Birmingham, AL and has grown successfully over the past 18 years. Pinnacle provides document management and distribution services to document-intensive companies within the insurance, utilities, telecommunications, credit union, collections, financial services and business-to-business industries.

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GREEN BLOGGING, GREEN DRINKING: Birmingham entrepreneur and eco-activist Elena Todd White was recently honored by the NAACP as an Outstanding Young Professional for 2010 for her dedication to the environmental movement. White’s blog, Life The Green Way, provides money-saving green tips, air quality updates and other environmental information. White is also the organizer of the local chapter of Green Drinks, an international organization that brings together environmentally minded people to share a drink or two, discuss the green lifestyle and foster a more dynamic social network within the green movement. Green Drinks meets the fourth Tuesday of each month from 6-8 p.m. at Rogue Tavern. Go to www.greendrinks.org for more information. You can follow White on her blog at http://lifethegreenway.blogspot.com/. AM

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Sustainable 1000: Shane chats with me about "green" in the Magic City



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WORK IN ENVIRONMENTAL FIELDS? WANT TO? It seems like there’s a lot of jobs out there that are part of a new “green” movement. Some are relatively recent creations; others were jobs that existed previously but are now, for various reasons, classified as having something to do with protecting or preserving our natural environment and resources. If you work in this burgeoning field, it may be hard to get to know others who do similar work—the networks probably don’t exist for green jobs in the same way they do for teachers, attorneys or accountants. If you want to do environmental work, you may not know where to start. No worries—there’s a great way to meet people in the environmental/green jobs field that’s low-pressure and includes alcohol. It’s called
 Green Drinks Birmingham, and it happens once a month (on the fourth Tuesday) at various venues. This month, the delightful Rogue Tavern is the venue of choice. Folks from academia, non-governmental organizations, government organizations, the corporate world and all around get together to have a drink or two and meet one another. The events are pretty unstructured, they’re free, and there are no dues. Just waltz in around 6 p.m., approach someone who looks like they’re green, and ask “Are you green?” At that point, the introductions will begin! For more information call (205) 202- 4151 or visit www.roguetavern.com.

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Green Drinks Birmingham Starts With A Bang!

It's no secret. The entire planet is going greener by the day! If you're looking for a cool way to contribute to the cause, look no further than Green Drinks Birmingham.
Green Drinks is an organization that promotes eco-friendly living for people across the country. A chapter of Green Drinks is now being organized in Birmingham. For more information, click on the video, and/or attend the free event tonight at Rogue Tavern beginning at 5:30pm.