Burnaby Board of Trade Pledge
Burnaby Board of Trade Pledge

GreenStep Solutions Inc.

GreenStep Solutions Inc.

200-1262 St. Paul Street
Kelowna,BC
V1Y 2C9
http://www.greenstep.ca
2508628941

Reason: It’s the right thing to do and we love supporting the movement to more responsible business!

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
  • Obtain an energy audit
  • Use laptops whenever possible
  • Find out about energy saving financial incentives
  • Create 5-year or 10-year ambitious sustainability vision, goals and targets of success
  • Set and implement bold goals to reduce waste, emissions, water and resource use
  • Engage employees at all levels in greening the workplace, their homes and communities
  • Embed your green goals into your products and services – help your customers “go green”!
  • Engage suppliers and business customers in collaborative projects to help achieve your mutual green goals
  • Champion green initiatives to your industry association and solve eco-problems together
  • Measure and report your progress, share your efforts with others
water
  • Encourage staff to use efficient rinsing techniques
  • Scrape dishes rather than rinsing them before washing
  • Conduct a water audit and identify water management goals.
  • Install water efficiency devices
  • Replace toilet tanks with low volume tanks
  • Create 5-year or 10-year ambitious sustainability vision, goals and targets of success
  • Set and implement bold goals to reduce waste, emissions, water and resource use
  • Engage employees at all levels in greening the workplace, their homes and communities
  • Embed your green goals into your products and services – help your customers “go green”!
  • Engage suppliers and business customers in collaborative projects to help achieve your mutual green goals
  • Champion green initiatives to your industry association and solve eco-problems together
  • Measure and report your progress, share your efforts with others
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 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
  • Reduce air travel
  • Purchase carbon offsets to minimize effects of business travel
  • Create 5-year or 10-year ambitious sustainability vision, goals and targets of success
  • Set and implement bold goals to reduce waste, emissions, water and resource use
  • Engage employees at all levels in greening the workplace, their homes and communities
  • Embed your green goals into your products and services – help your customers “go green”!
  • Engage suppliers and business customers in collaborative projects to help achieve your mutual green goals
  • Champion green initiatives to your industry association and solve eco-problems together
  • Measure and report your progress, share your efforts with others
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
  • Recycle hazardous waste
  • Conduct a waste audit
  • Implement a policy of not purchasing products that are disposable and over packaged.
  • Review packaging of products with a few to reducing packaging waste.
  • Establish a food composting station in the kitchen
  • Develop a policy of purchasing non-toxic cleaning materials
  • Develop a policy of recycling toxic materials
  • Create 5-year or 10-year ambitious sustainability vision, goals and targets of success
  • Set and implement bold goals to reduce waste, emissions, water and resource use
  • Engage employees at all levels in greening the workplace, their homes and communities
  • Embed your green goals into your products and services – help your customers “go green”!
  • Engage suppliers and business customers in collaborative projects to help achieve your mutual green goals
  • Champion green initiatives to your industry association and solve eco-problems together
  • Measure and report your progress, share your efforts with others
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
  • Introduce a policy that supports green and sustainable products
  • Support the local economy by buying local
  • Create a policy to support Fair Trade products
  • Choose products that reduce or eliminate pollution and toxins
  • Support products and services that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
  • Consider biodiversity maintenance or improvement when producing or acquiring products and services
  • 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
  • Create 5-year or 10-year ambitious sustainability vision, goals and targets of success
  • Set and implement bold goals to reduce waste, emissions, water and resource use
  • Engage employees at all levels in greening the workplace, their homes and communities
  • Embed your green goals into your products and services – help your customers “go green”!
  • Engage suppliers and business customers in collaborative projects to help achieve your mutual green goals
  • Champion green initiatives to your industry association and solve eco-problems together
  • Measure and report your progress, share your efforts with others


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GreenStep Solutions Inc.