The 211info Green Team educates, encourages and inspires the staff to reduce, reuse and recycle, both in the workplace and at home.

 GREEN TEAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • Gained level 1 certification with the City of Portland's Sustainability at Work program

  • Held 3 all staff training events with Genevieve from the City of Portland to learn about recycling

  • Moved pay stubs to a paperless system (with lots of help from Jessica G.!)

  • Created a Green Team bulletin board with recycling information, wildlife sightings journal, bike map and other info for staff

  • Created a clearly labeled and monitored recycling station in the kitchen

  • Distributed under-desk recycling boxes throughout the office

  • Facilitated two Eco Challenge events in October 2016 and October 2017 to engage staff in changing small habits

  • Held two Earth Day events in April 2017 and April 2018 with prizes and fun activities (veggie potluck! "who gives a fork" silverware drive! wildflower seed bombs! reusable mugs for all!)

  • Installed a faucet aerator in the kitchen to reduce water flow

  • Put together "cleaning caddies" for each work station pod with green cleaning solution and a reusable microfiber cloth as an alternative to Clorox wipes

  • Established a scratch paper area by the printer for unused single-sided paper

  • Purchased grabbers so that staff can safety pick up trash on daily walks

 
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