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

United Dairymen of Arizona

2008 S. Hardy Drive
Tempe,AZ
85282
https://www.uda.coop
4809667211

We are always striving to do more in regards to sustainability.

energy
  • Turn off lights in unoccupied areas
  • 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
water
  • Fix leaks!
  • Monitor your water bills
  • Detect and fix any leaks from pipes, fixtures, appliances and equipment
  • Provide refrigerated drinking water
  • Use a broom instead of a hose to clean floors, sidewalks and other hard surfaces
  • Water landscapes early in the morning or in the evening
  • Clean windows only when needed
  • Wash vehicles only when needed
  • Discard clean water into plants instead of the drain
travel
  • Encourage carpooling to company events and offsite meetings
  • 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
  • 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
  • Conduct regular prize drawings for employees who use alternate modes of transport
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
  • Donate unwanted food
  • Use kitchenware and utensils that are either recyclable or compostable


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