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Going Green in the Workplace

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Going Green in the Workplace
design by Dóri Sirály for Prezi
What is "Going Green"
B Corporation
Food Service
- Paperless system for most offices
- 1 million research to protect endangered forest
- FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified

Thank you
What questions do you have?
Columbus, OH
Amber Bacon, Sam Deskin,
Christine Weng, Annemarie Cunningham

Food Service
Waste management
"From farm to table, Dining the right way."
Chemical management
-Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC)
Engagement with suppliers
-Trainings, alternative chemicals, awareness, audits
Water conservation
-Water-saving measures
-Plants and trees near office buildings
Employee engagement
- Volunteering
- Organic food for sale
- Classes on how to save energy/eat healthy
Aggressive recycling programs

Employee carpool systems

Environmentally friendly packaging

60% of total waste volume was recycled in 2010

Recycle approximately 27% of water

Obtaining Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification at headquarters (Dublin)

Economically friendly building materials
Energy-efficient glass, lighting, cooling systems
Energy Saving Practices
Energy Efficient Lights
Upgraded Air Conditioning
Updated Air Handling Practices
Sustainable Building Design










The process of changing one’s lifestyle for the safety and benefit of the environment. 3 most common changes people make to “go green”: sustainable living, use environmentally friendly (“green”) products, begin recycling/reusing as many products as possible.
If you catch the ball, you have to answer!

What ways do you think businesses can “go green"?

What ways have you seen businesses "go green"?
Not just paper products!
Ink cartridges, electronics, food containers, etc.
-Reduce paper waste
-Conduct a “water audit”
-Buy green energy (Renewable Energy Credits – REC’s)
-Turn off your computer!
-Get employees involved
Ways Businesses can "Go Green"
Fresh - Local - Sustainable

-Legal and tax advantages
-Reduced waste
-Improved workplace
-Public response
Why Should Businesses
Go Green?
Retail Industry
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