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Save The Planet - Yes, We Made It About US!
April has been designated as the month that we celebrate our planet Earth. As part of that celebration we reconsider the ways we can pamper it and live sustainable lives so that our planet sustains us.
Here at STC, we always try to consider our footprint on Earth. As a non-profit organization, it becomes challenging. Mindful of our budget, we are not always able to purchase the most environmentally friendly products or services. That doesn't mean that we cannot influence some control over the effect on our planet. Here are a few things we do to give planet Earth some TLC.
We have a water cooler. This wonderful product that has become nearly legendary in offices worldwide. Our water cooler is piped in directly to our water lines and is filtered so that we have clean water. STC doesn't purchase bottle water cases that end up in landfills. Employees bring in their own reusable bottles for use.
We recycle our paper. Paper recycle means, any paper that we do end up having to create and later becomes waste, gets picked up by a company that takes it away monthly and turns that paper into other products. Paper venders buy our shredded paper and make products like paper cups that you buy at your local coffee chains.
We buy new energy efficient buses. It is important for STC to have a safe, efficient fleet of vehicles to provide services. Increasingly we buy smaller, fuel-efficient vehicles, and maintain them to manufacturer's specifications.
We pack our lunches. Packing a lunch is not only economical but it also saves on the environment. Items such as plastic straws, Styrofoam boxes and paper wrapping is greatly reduced when reusable containers are utilize for packed lunches. STC has a full size refrigerator so that employees can pack their lunch, microwave and toaster oven so they can heat their food too.
Earth Day to STC is more than a day of celebration or even an entire month. It is a way of life. We try to find more ways we can improve sustainability of the planet in our business practices. We have one planet and we love it.