Burnaby Board of Trade Pledge
Burnaby Board of Trade Pledge

Parent Support Services Society of BC

Parent Support Services Society of BC

204-5623 Imperial St
V5J 1G1

Our mission is to protect the safety and wellbeing of children and promote the health of families by providing support, education, advocacy, research, and resources to those in a parenting role. We believe that as an organization we have a responsibility to reduce our carbon footprint, and work for a healthy, sustainable environment for children for generations to come.

  • Turn off lights when not in use
  • Turn off workplace electronics when not in use
  • Put reminder stickers on light switches to turn them off
  • Use natural lighting whenever possible
  • Encourage staff to use efficient rinsing techniques
  • Scrape dishes rather than rinsing them before washing
  • Encourage carpooling to company events and offsite meetings
  • Hold events along the frequent transit network
  • Provide secure bicycle parking facilities for employees
  • 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
  • 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  • Donate outdated electronics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
  • Purchase FSC Certified or 100% post consumer recycled paper
  • Purchase organic, fair trade coffee and tea
  • Choose products that don’t produce a lot of waste
  • Support the local economy by buying local
  • Choose products that reduce or eliminate pollution and toxins
  • Reduce, Reuse and Recycle when making purchasing decisions

Parent Support Services Society of BC