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

The Paulson Center for Integrative Healing

The Paulson Center for Integrative Healing

4700 S. McClintcock Drive, Suite 105
Tempe,AZ
85282
https://drheatherpaulson.com/
480-939-3589

Sustainable is an important core value of my company.

energy
  • Turn off lights in unoccupied areas
  • Take advantage of natural lighting
  • Put reminder stickers on light switches to turn them off
  • 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
  • Reduce cooling and heating in unused areas
  • Adjust temperature settings and schedules to avoid unnecessary cooling or heating
  • If you have a central air system, make sure the system is balanced
  • Establish a preventative HVAC maintenance program
  • Repair doors and windows that don’t close or seal properly
  • Close window treatments during summer months
  • Remove excess office equipment and use smart power strips to manage equipment use
  • Reduce hot water temperature settings and use
  • Optimize heating and cooling systems (21 Celsius / 70 Fahrenheit when occupied 16 Celsius / 61 Fahrenheit when unoccupied)
water
  • Fix leaks!
  • Monitor your water bills
  • Encourage staff to use efficient rinsing techniques
  • Detect and fix any leaks from pipes, fixtures, appliances and equipment
  • Install appropriate low‐flow devices, shut‐off valves, faucet aerators and other water‐efficient equipment. Look for the WaterSense label
  • Use a broom instead of a hose to clean floors, sidewalks and other hard surfaces
  • Install high efficiency ENERGY STAR® appliances including clothes washers and dishwashers
  • Make sure all hoses are equipped with automatic shut-off nozzles
  • 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 one washroom facility where the door can be locked for cyclist/runners to freshen up
  • Use webinars, video and teleconferencing
  • Offer start and end times that avoid peak periods of travel
  • Create a work from home (teleworking) option
  • Reduce air travel
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
  • Donate unwanted food
  • Use washable cutlery and plates
  • Use kitchenware and utensils that are either recyclable or compostable
  • Recycle hazardous waste through the proper environmental compliance resources
  • Set waste reduction goals
  • Consider alternatives to purchasing products that are disposable and over-packaged
  • Review packaging of products with a view to reducing packaging waste
  • Establish a food composting station throughout your facilities
  • Consider leasing rather than purchasing products
  • Develop a policy of purchasing non-toxic cleaning materials
  • Send e-waste to an investment recovery process
  • Return used CFL (compact fluorescent) lights to hardware stores that accept them for proper disposal
purchasing
  • Purchase FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified or 100% postconsumer recycled paper
  • 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
  • Purchase fair trade coffee and tea
  • Use minimal packaging in deliveries or shipments
  • Reduce delivery frequency of office supply shipments
  • Choose green eco-friendly printers
  • Choose ENERGY STAR® products, which are certified for energy efficiency
  • Introduce a policy that supports sustainable products
  • Choose products that reduce or eliminate pollution and toxins
  • Support products and services that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
  • Consider biodiversity maintenance or improvement when producing or acquiring .products and services
  • Consider employee health and safety when choosing suppliers
  • “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” when making purchasing decisions


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