A couple of weeks ago, on Earth Day, CAWOOD employees spent the noon hour cleaning up trash around the ‘hood. We found an abandoned half-gallon of milk, a pair of old boots and hundreds of cigarette butts. What’s with all the cigarette butts on the ground, people?
We believe it’s important to try to be a good neighbor and a responsible resident of planet Earth. That starts with small things: like picking up trash; conserving energy; reducing the waste we send to the landfill; and cutting the number of miles we drive.
We’ll keep looking for ways to do more, but here are a few of the things we’ve put energy into lately:
- We are happy to report we were recently recertified by BRING’s RE:think Business program, which helps businesses learn to operate with a lighter environmental footprint and then recognizes those who meet their criteria.When we were first recognized in 2010, there were just seven other certified businesses. Today, we’re thrilled to see we are one of more than 60 (including our fine client Burley).
- We are one of EWEB’s Greenpower business partners, supporting clean, sustainable electricity.
- This week, we have 92 percent employee participation in the 2013 Business Commute Challenge, a local effort to cut the number of people driving alone to work each day.
- And we also recently learned we’ve been selected as one of the 100 Best Green Companies to Work For by Oregon Business magazine. But we’ll tell you more about that after the awards luncheon later this month.