If you would like to be included in our honor roll please contact us at pr05bps@birmingham.k12.mi.us and tell us about the sustainable practices you are employing in your business.





Sustainability checklist
  • Do you have a sustainability policy in place and a staff member who is responsible for its implementation.
  • Do you seek to use local contractors and local good where possible.
Energy and water
  • Unplug chargers when not in use.
  • Use "Energy star" equipment.
Purchasing
  • Buy office copy paper with at least 30% recycled con-tent.
  • Purchase recycled/re-manufactured toner cartridges.
  • Purchase more materials in bulk.
Transportation
  • Provide an incentive or reimburse employee travel on public transpiration.
  • Use teleconferences or wed conferences rather than traveling for face-to-face meetings.
  • Recycle all vehicle fluids, oils, etc.
Waste Prevention
  • Use marketing materials that require no envelope.
  • Reuse packaging and shipping materials.
  • Prohibit littering at the workplace or while on duty.
  • Replace individual hand soap containers with larger, refillable dispensers.
  • Use reusable rather than disposable products-dishes, towels, boxes, bags, containers.
  • Reduce copying: use electronic distribution to avoid unnecessary document printing, and set copier and printer defaults to two-sided.
Recycling
  • Recycle paper
  • Recycle glass
  • Recycle aluminum and other metals
  • Install sings and distribute instructions on recycle to staff.
  • Recycle plastic bottles,utensils,wrappers and other materials
  • Recycle cardboard materials and boxes
  • Recycle toner and inkjet cartridges, recycle or properly dispose of all used batteries