Launching composting program at local schools

Tony Schifano is a man with a mission. Aware that Puerto Rico has a waste management problem, the CEO of Antos Environmental believes that the cultural transformation to save the planet must start with children.

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GREAT BARRINGTON — A focus on education and a shift in attitude can go a long way to reduce the carbon footprint of a community in the Berkshires.

That was the message given by Tony Schifano, the founder and CEO of Hillsdale, New York-based Antos Environmental to a group of concerned residents and neighbors on the campus of Bard College at Simon’s Rock on Tuesday.

Schifano led the Dec. 3 “Tony Talk,” presentation in which he explored sustainable methods of addressing waste reduction that could be viable for the Berkshires...

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The summers are getting hotter, the winters are more extreme. There is a concentration of garbage in the Pacific Ocean that is so large it’s been given a formal name: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Greenhouse gases are at a record high, the polar ice caps are disappearing, and studies show that climate change is having an irreversible impact on the planet.

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Doctors' Center is a 5 Hospital Health System located throughout Puerto Rico (Manatí, San Juan, Bayamon, Carolina & Aricibo). This organization has been established for over 58 years, primarily operating in General Medical and Surgical Care.

With increasing obstacles surrounding waste management on the island (landfills shut down, increasing costs, etc.) Doctors Center Health partnered with Antos Environmental in an effort to decrease waste stream generation and do their part to protect the natural resources. 

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Auxilio Mutuo is Antos' first client in the Caribbean and is located in the capital of Puerto Rico; San Juan. Auxilio is a large well respected facility on the island but is facing many obstacles regarding local regulations and process improvement within the hospital.

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Brookdale is located in the heart of Brooklyn and offers a great opportunity for ANTOS to partner and continue making an impact in the New York market on our sustainability initiatives. 

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Facing the complexity of a large campus with several locations within Center City, Philadelphia, as well as outlying areas Thomas Jefferson struggled with creating processes necessary to create continuity and efficiency with their sustainability efforts. Thomas Jefferson partnered with Antos Environmental to create a unique Sustainability initiative for Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals.
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Reducing the Healthcare System's Carbon Footprint with Antos Environmental's Tony Schifano.