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

Junior Achievement of Arizona

Junior Achievement of Arizona

636 W Southern Ave
Tempe,AZ
85282
http://www.jaaz.org
4802190207

Junior Achievement of Arizona wants to make our workplace more sustainable. Our mission as a non-profit organization is to educate children about issues pertaining to economic sustainability, so we want to go further make a commitment to support the realms of environmental and social sustainability as well.

energy
  • Turn off lights in unoccupied areas
  • Take advantage of natural lighting
  • Replace incandescent lamps with ENERGY STAR® rated CFLs or LEDs
  • Replace T-12 fluorescent lamps with high-efficiency T-8, T-5 or LED lamps.
  • Use partial lighting before and after public hours
  • Use only necessary safety and security lighting
  • Make sure automatic lighting controls are working properly
  • Adjust temperature settings and schedules to avoid unnecessary cooling or heating
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
  • Use a broom instead of a hose to clean floors, sidewalks and other hard surfaces
  • Run only full loads in the clothes washers and dishwashers
travel
  • Encourage carpooling to company events and offsite meetings
  • 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
  • Create a work from home (teleworking) option
waste
  • Set printers to print double sided
  • Print only necessary documents
  • Send memos, quotes and invoices electronically
  • Minimize paper usage in meetings
  • Provide recycling bins at key locations
  • Encourage employees to sort materials into the proper categories through communication and signage if your community doesn’t have co-mingled or single stream recycling
  • Subscribe to online newspapers and magazines
  • Donate outdated electronics
  • Repurpose or reuse office supplies and equipment that remains serviceable
  • Use washable cutlery and plates
  • Use kitchenware and utensils that are either recyclable or compostable
  • Recycle hazardous waste through the proper environmental compliance resources
  • Consider alternatives to purchasing products that are disposable and over-packaged
  • Develop a policy of purchasing non-toxic cleaning materials
  • Return used CFL (compact fluorescent) lights to hardware stores that accept them for proper disposal
purchasing
  • Purchase environmentally friendly bulk cleaning supplies
  • Purchase refillable and reusable products
  • Introduce a policy that supports sustainable products
  • Choose products that reduce or eliminate pollution and toxins
  • Consider employee health and safety when choosing suppliers
  • “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” when making purchasing decisions


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Junior Achievement of Arizona