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5

Commit to

GREEN

Form a committee to establish green strategies and

ensure they are being implemented every day, in

every department. To ensure the most pragmatic,

cost-effective ideas are put into action, include front-

line employees as well as executives and managers

on your green committee. Encourage employee

input by rewarding ideas and suggestions. Consider

adding your commitment to the environment as part

of your mission statement and values.

Do Business for GOOD

More and more companies are being

certified as B Corps by the nonprofit B Lab.

Promoting a global movement of “people

using business as a force for good

,”

these for-profit companies meet rigorous

standards of social and environmental

performance, accountability, and transparency to

help make it easier for you to choose a business

partner that is better for workers, better for

communities, and better for the environment. Learn

more about B Corps at

www.bcorporation.net

.

What does recycling do to help

the environment?

• Diverts metal, plastic, cardboard,

and paper from filling up landfills.

• Assists manufacturers in reducing

waste and energy.

• Promotes the conservation of

resources and reuse of materials.

What should we do with

old catalogs, flyers, and

magazines?

• Wrap or pack items using old

or outdated pages.

• Upcycle into coasters, paper

flowers, baskets, jewelry, or

other creative projects.

• Recycle by dropping them off

at your local collection bin.

How do we find office supplies that

are environmentally friendly?

Look for items that are:

• Made of recycled, biodegradable,

or nontoxic materials

• Refillable

• Remanufactured

• Labeled energy efficient

• Made or powered by renewable

energy

Sustainability

RESOURCES

Learn more about

sustainability in the workplace

from these online resources.

www.greenbiz.com/ www.iisd.org/ www.sba.gov/ www.sustainability.com/ www.unglobalcompact.org www.upcyclethat.com www.usgbc.org/leed www.wri.org/

ASK QUESTIONS, FIND SOLUTIONS

Small changes add up to

a big impact when you

choose sustainable actions.