Green BEAN Delivery is boosting land conservation efforts in Indiana by replating its delivery vans and other fleet vehicles with the DNR’s Indiana Heritage Trust Environmental License Plate, the company and DNR announced recently.
The partnership is the result of a chance meeting last year between representatives of the homegrown Indiana company and Nick Heinzelman, director of DNR Land Acquisition and the Indiana Heritage Trust Environmental License Plate program. Green BEAN has 21 Indiana vehicles.
“It was immediately evident that they take great pride in their employees, customers and the environment,” Heinzelman said. “We are grateful they have decided to plate all of their vehicles with the Eagle and Sun license plate. This will serve as an example to other companies and help take our land conservation efforts to the next level.”
Since its introduction as the state’s original specialty license plate in 1992, sales of the Indiana Heritage Trust Environmental License Plate have helped protect more than 56,000 acres across the state, including such areas as Eagle Marsh in Fort Wayne and Kankakee Sands in Morocco.
“Working with Indiana Heritage Trust toward land conservation is an obvious fit for Green BEAN delivery,” said Lincoln Sanders, director of public affairs for Green BEAN Delivery. “As a company that promotes health and wellness, we understand the importance of natural areas as a source for recreation and happiness.”
The Environmental Plate costs $40, which includes a $15 processing fee for the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. The remaining $25 goes directly to the protection of Indiana’s land, waters and wildlife. For more information, visit Enviroplate.IN.gov www.in.gov/dnr/heritage/4417.htm.
Green BEAN Delivery is an online home delivery service that provides organic produce and natural groceries to its members in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, Indiana; Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio; Louisville, Kentucky, and the greater surrounding areas. The company provides an avenue for local artisans and farmers to share their crafts and talents with community members. For more information, visit GreenBEANDelivery.com www.greenbeandelivery.com.