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    WorkerBee is offline Junior Member
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    Question Green & Clean Site Policy

    We are writing a "Clean & Green" Ploicy for our site, just wondering if anyone else has done this and what are some of the things that we should make sure to include in it?? We are located in Canada.

    I've got :
    -air conditioning set at a certian temp
    -heat stays at a certian temp
    -landscaping kept up
    -automatic lights in hallways
    -recycling


    Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks

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    Amy_ISS is offline Community Manager
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    Congrats on taking a proactive approach! Check out Treehugger.com for some direction. They have a whole section dedicated to business.

    Also, we've published a handful of articles about green on our website and in the magazine. Just plug in "green" on the ISS website and you'll find articles and news. Good luck and keep us posted!
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    WorkerBee is offline Junior Member
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    Thumbs up Thanks For the Info!!

    Thank you so much for those sites. I've been checking them out when I have time and I've gotten tons of info from them.
    We're gonna be geen in no time!!

    Thanks again. If anyone else has any suggestions I'll take em too, this is something that will be forever ongoing....

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    Default box recycle

    We have a place out front of the office for customers to put GOOD reusable boxes at...that way someone else can reuse them and keep them out of the landfill......even though we also sell boxes, this has made minimal impact on our box sales and some of the boxes have been through the recycle stack 2 or 3 times...we have had very few really gross/unsuable boxes left there (i think b/c it is right by the office door) that we have had to get rid of.....customer seem to really appreciate the effort.

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    Default Recycling

    We put some bins in our office for paper/plastic/cardboard. Every week or 2 we take them to the local recycling center.

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    WorkerBee is offline Junior Member
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    We do have a site policy: whatever you bring in you must bring out when you leave. We don't have any form of garbage disposal on site for tenants and we are limited to 4 recycle boxes per week (which we never fill).

    No tenants have yet had the need to leave anything and they usually don't unpack or want to leave any boxes with us. That is a good idea to recycle their boxes, I do like that.

    This policy I'm helping put together is mainly to deal with how we run the site and the office. Its something for us to adapt and expand on as our site expands.

    I did speak with someone I used to work with in the Environmental Services Department (recycle, he is in charge of educatiing the people) and everything I've put together so far is right on the mark according to him.

    I'm quite happy with my accomplishment but feel that I may be missing something obvious...
    I've even taken the time to write a Company Clean & Green Mandate to follow. If I'm going to be involved in writing this policy I want to do the best I can.

    "Leave No Trace" is my motto.

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    WorkerBee is offline Junior Member
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    BTW, I have noticed the amount of "views" this post has gotten but it hasn't gotten much responce. I wonder why?

    Am I to assume that there are more people than myself looking to write a "Clean & Green" Policy and just don't know how? or, did I put the bug into some?

    It is a good idea to get a jump on this now and get something in place before it becomes law. I can see in the years to come the powers to be will make it law everywhere, especially the way the earth is going with greenhouse gasses and such.

    It just makes good business practices to have this in place and be able to advertise...especially before your neighbor does

 

 

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