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Montclair State grad benefits from trend in sustainability jobs

Alexander Tselepis was hired by a New Jersey furniture manufacturer to tackle the latest trend in sustainability – expanding a company’s handprint.

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Alexander Tselepis

A company’s handprint involves activity that actually improves the environment.

In his new role as sustainability and handprinting coordinator, Tselepis, a Montville native, will be trying to simultaneously reduce Humanscale Corporation’s carbon footprint and grow its positive environmental handprint.

Handprinting looks at a company doing something positive for the environment, and perhaps influencing others to follow suit

Alex Tselpis

Take water use as an example. A company that needs to use water in its manufacturing process could reduce its footprint by tweaking manufacturing operations to use less water. It could also end up with a larger handprint if it takes action to make more water available than it consumes by catching rainwater.

Tselepis’ course of study at Montclair State and his new job reflect growing trends in the area of sustainability.

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