Burnaby Board of Trade Pledge
Burnaby Board of Trade Pledge

Cipko Consulting Ltd.

Cipko Consulting Ltd.

74-6700 Rumble St.
Burnaby,BC
V5E4H7
http://www.cipko.com
604-553-2245

We must work toward attaining a sustainable future

energy
  • Turn off lights when not in use
  • Turn off workplace electronics when not in use
  • Install ENERGY STAR® rated lighting and equipment
  • Put reminder stickers on light switches to turn them off
  • Optimize heating and cooling systems (21 Celsius when occupied 16 Celsius when unoccupied)
  • Use natural lighting whenever possible
  • Unblock heat flows by moving furniture
  • Switch from incandescent to CFL, HID or LED lighting
  • Maintain and replace caulking and weather stripping around windows and doors
water
  • Encourage staff to use efficient rinsing techniques
  • Scrape dishes rather than rinsing them before washing
  • Discard water into plants instead of the drain
  • Install water efficiency devices
  • Replace toilet tanks with low volume tanks
travel
  • Encourage carpooling to company events and offsite meetings
  • Provide staff with transit fares for travel locally to business meetings
  • Provide one washroom facility where the door can be locked for cyclist/runners to freshen up
  • Use webinars, video and teleconferencing
  • Create a work from home (teleworking) option
waste
  • Set printers to ‘double sided’
  • Print only necessary documents
  • Send memos, quotes and invoices electronically
  • Minimize paper usage in meetings
  • Provide recycle stations at key locations
  • Subscribe to online newspapers and magazines
  • Set up a recycle station for items accepted through Return-it and Foam-only
  • Donate outdated electronics
  • Use washable cutlery and plates
  • Implement a policy of not purchasing products that are disposable and over packaged.
  • Establish a food composting station in the kitchen
  • Sell or recycle used oil
purchasing
  • Purchase FSC Certified or 100% post consumer recycled paper
  • Purchase eco friendly bulk cleaning supplies
  • Purchase used items whenever possible
  • Purchase long life, re-fillable and re-usable products
  • Purchase organic, fair trade coffee and tea
  • Choose products that don’t produce a lot of waste
  • Support the local economy by buying local
  • Create a policy to support Fair Trade products
  • Choose products that reduce or eliminate pollution and toxins
  • Consider biodiversity maintenance or improvement when producing or acquiring products and services
  • Reduce, Reuse and Recycle when making purchasing decisions


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