Burnaby Board of Trade Pledge
Burnaby Board of Trade Pledge

End2End Media

96 King Edward Ave West
Vancouver,BC
V5Y 2H7
http://end2endmedia.ca
604-220-5129

It’s important to keep increase and promote different ways to have our businesses sustainable – and be able to encourage others by saying “I’ve taken the pledge to help our planet, want to join and learn more?”

energy
  • Turn off lights when not in use
  • Turn off workplace electronics when not in use
  • Install ENERGY STAR® rated lighting and equipment
  • 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
  • Look for leaks in building’s exterior to make sure you’re not losing energy through the front doors
  • Use laptops whenever possible
  • Change old power bars to the latest current sensing power bars
water
  • Encourage staff to use efficient rinsing techniques
  • Check all hoses, connectors, and faucets regularly for leaks
  • Don’t forget hidden water use costs, like energy for pumping, heating and cooling, chemical treatment, and damage and sewer expenses.
  • Provide refrigerated drinking water
  • Water dry spot by hand instead of running the whole irrigation system longer.
  • Discard water into plants instead of the drain
travel
  • Encourage carpooling to company events and offsite meetings
  • Share ride-matching service to form carpools
  • Hold events along the frequent transit network
  • Provide staff with transit fares for travel locally to business meetings
  • Provide secure bicycle parking facilities for employees
  • Provide casual bicycle parking on-site for clients
  • Provide one washroom facility where the door can be locked for cyclist/runners to freshen up
  • Share trip planning tools – TransLink trip planner, Next Bus, Mobile Site/Apps, cycling route planner
  • Engage employees in regional campaigns like Bike to Work Week, Carpool Hero, etc.
  • Use webinars, video and teleconferencing
  • Subsidize transit fares for employee commuting
  • Create a work from home (teleworking) option
  • Reduce air travel
  • Avoid in-vehicle air conditioning because it increases the fuel consumption of the car
  • Offer start and end times that avoid peak periods of travel
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
  • Donate unwanted food
  • Use washable cutlery and plates
  • Implement a policy of zero waste in office
  • Implement a policy of not purchasing products that are disposable and over packaged.
  • Review packaging of products with a few to reducing packaging waste.
  • Review product development with a view to innovating to closed loop.
  • Establish a food composting station in the kitchen
  • Consider leasing rather than purchasing products
  • Develop a policy of purchasing non-toxic cleaning materials
  • Develop a policy of recycling toxic materials
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
  • Choose green eco friendly printers
  • Choose products that don’t produce a lot of waste
  • Introduce a policy that supports green and sustainable products
  • Support the local economy by buying local
  • Consider wages and working conditions from suppliers when making purchasing decisions
  • Consider employee health and safety when choosing suppliers
  • Reduce, Reuse and Recycle when making purchasing decisions


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