Tempe Pledge for a Sustainable Community
Tempe Pledge for a Sustainable Community

What you can do

Why Take the Pledge?

By taking the Pledge you are joining an ever growing community of businesses who are committed to – and taking steps towards – reducing your environmental footprint. Sustainability helps businesses manage resources and cut costs.

What Does Sustainability Mean for My Business?

A combination of population growth, increase in the global middleclass, a demand for more products and declining natural resources means that the competitive business advantage is given to organizations who understand how to reduce their environmental footprint. Sustainability is more than doing the right thing. It’s smart business.

Benefits of Sustainable Business Practices:

  • Reduced Costs
  • Increased Employee Engagement, Attraction and Retention
  • Brand Lift
  • Increased Business Innovation
  • Better Resilience in Business and Community.

Tempe Chamber Member Benefits:

  • Placement in the Pledge Directory
  • Acknowledgement as a Pledge Member in the Tempe Chamber directory
  • Promotion and support in the Pledge newsletter, The Business Advocate newsletter and on social media channels
  • Use of special Pledge logo for marketing and promotions
  • Acknowledgement at Tempe Chamber events
  • Discounted pricing on select lunch-and-learn opportunities
  • Pledge PDF printout to share with co-workers and customers
  • Opportunity to subscribe to the free Pledge newsletter
  • Login Account to update your Pledge and contact information

Non-Tempe Chamber Member Benefits

  • Placement in the Pledge Directory
  • Pledge PDF printout to share with co-workers and customers
  • Opportunity to subscribe to the free Pledge newsletter
  • Login Account to update your Pledge and contact information
  • Invitations to participate in lunch-and-learn opportunities

How do I know I’m improving?

“What gets measured gets managed” (Elizabeth Sheehan co-founder Climate Smart).

Doing an inventory, benchmarking, creating targets, and implementing programs to reduce and measure performance is how you will know if you are succeeding.

Example:

  • Select your area of improvement – e.g. energy reduction
  • Conduct an energy audit
  • Benchmark where you are
  • Set a goal and a strategy for reduction
  • Measure and repeat
  • Good luck! The numbers will do the talking!

What you can do


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