Burnaby Board of Trade Pledge
Burnaby Board of Trade Pledge

Off Island Media

Off Island Media

4864 Bessborough Drive
Burnaby,BC
V5C 1L3
http://www.offisland.media
6042207652

The environmental movement has been an important part of my life for many years. I work with Climate Reality to share information about climate change and what we can do to take action. I\’m pleased to be able to join The Pledge with the Burnaby Board of Trade.

energy
  • Turn off lights when not in use
  • Turn off workplace electronics when not in use
  • 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
  • Use laptops whenever possible
  • Change old power bars to the latest current sensing power bars
water
  • Encourage staff to use efficient rinsing techniques
  • Provide refrigerated drinking water
  • Scrape dishes rather than rinsing them before washing
  • Discard water into plants instead of the drain
  • Replace toilet tanks with low volume tanks
  • Replace lawn with low maintenance landscaping options
travel
  • Encourage carpooling to company events and offsite meetings
  • Share ride-matching service to form carpools
  • Hold events along the frequent transit network
  • Provide secure bicycle parking facilities for employees
  • 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
  • Create a work from home (teleworking) option
  • Reduce air 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  • Donate outdated electronics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
  • Recycle hazardous waste
  • 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
  • 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
  • Purchase organic, fair trade coffee and tea
  • 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
  • Choose products that reduce or eliminate pollution and toxins
  • Support products and services that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
  • Consider employee health and safety when choosing suppliers
  • Reduce, Reuse and Recycle when making purchasing decisions


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