Green initiatives

Reducing our environmental impact

  • Recycling and reusing for sustainability
    • Using recycling bins for paper products, plastic bottles and aluminum cans
    • Using recycled paper for mailings and promotional materials whenever possible
    • Installing safe and efficient water filtration systems to replace bottled water coolers
    • Providing reusable coffee mugs and plastic cups to employees at certain locations
    • Supplying biodegradable plates, napkins and utensils at certain project sites
    • Replacing janitorial supplies and paper towels with more eco-friendly products
    • Encouraging staff to bring lunch to reduce the use of plastic containers and utensils from local restaurants
  • Conserving energy to reduce carbon emissions
    • Turning off all cubicle and office lighting at the close of business each day
    • Eliminating electrical usage from desktop computers when not in use
    • Implementing staggered climate control daily start-up times and building temperature standards for summer cooling and winter heating
    • Installing sun film on sun-exposed windows to reduce glare and hot spots within our facility to lower electricity usage from climate control systems
  • Eliminating paper waste through innovative solutions

    We work hand-in-hand with our government clients to recommend ways to reduce paper consumption; this can often be a more cost-effective way to achieve business goals. Ideas our clients have implemented include:

    • Replacing traditional paper services with electronic services
    • Developing intranet sites to post-program information and reports using electronic "fast alerts" to keep staff abreast of important information
    • Encouraging clients to authorize telephone and Web program enrollments as opposed to using and mailing paper enrollments, resulting in a reduced reliance on printed collateral materials and paper products
    • Enabling community-based organizations to implement efficient business practices by providing technology and technical assistance to submit program enrollments electronically
    • Printing "on demand" and reducing paper use for required mailings
    • Initiating a "piggyback" mailing program to add relevant mail to outgoing distribution