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
Burnaby,BC
V5J 1G1
http://parentsupportbc.ca
604-669-1616

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.

energy
  • 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
water
  • Encourage staff to use efficient rinsing techniques
  • Scrape dishes rather than rinsing them before washing
travel
  • 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
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  • Donate outdated electronics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
purchasing
  • 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


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Parent Support Services Society of BC