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

Downtown Tempe Authority

Downtown Tempe Authority

310 S. Mill Avenue, Suite A-201
Tempe,AZ
85281
http://Www.downtowntempe.com
480-355-6060

To work toward a more sustainable organization

energy
  • Turn off lights in unoccupied areas
  • Take advantage of natural lighting
  • Put reminder stickers on light switches to turn them off
  • Use partial lighting before and after public hours
  • Use only necessary safety and security lighting
  • Reduce cooling and heating in unused areas
  • Adjust temperature settings and schedules to avoid unnecessary cooling or heating
  • Remove excess office equipment and use smart power strips to manage equipment use
water
  • Fix leaks!
  • Encourage staff to use efficient rinsing techniques
  • Detect and fix any leaks from pipes, fixtures, appliances and equipment
  • Provide refrigerated drinking water
  • Scrape dishes rather than rinsing them before washing
  • Run only full loads in the clothes washers and dishwashers
  • Clean windows only when needed
  • Thaw food in the refrigerator or microwave instead of using running water
  • Wash vehicles only when needed
  • Discard clean water into plants instead of the drain
travel
  • Encourage carpooling to company events and offsite meetings
  • Hold events at locations served by transit
  • Hold events along the frequent transit network
  • Provide staff with transit fares for travel locally to business meetings
  • Provide secure bicycle parking facilities for employees
  • 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 – ValleyMetro.org trip planner, Mobile Site/Apps including RideKick, regional cycling maps
  • Engage employees in regional campaigns like Valley Bike Month and Bike to Work/School Day, Dump the Pump, etc.
  • Use webinars, video and teleconferencing
  • Offer start and end times that avoid peak periods of travel
waste
  • Set printers to print double sided
  • Print only necessary documents
  • Send memos, quotes and invoices electronically
  • Minimize paper usage in meetings
  • Subscribe to online newspapers and magazines
  • Donate outdated electronics
  • Repurpose or reuse office supplies and equipment that remains serviceable
  • Use washable cutlery and plates
  • Recycle hazardous waste through the proper environmental compliance resources
purchasing
  • Purchase environmentally friendly bulk cleaning supplies
  • Purchase refillable and reusable products
  • Conduct lifecycle assessments on products prior to purchase to ensure maximum sustainability, return on investment and environmental efficiency
  • Use minimal packaging in deliveries or shipments
  • Reduce delivery frequency of office supply shipments


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