Creating A Green Work Space
The Brickhouse Environmental Green Team is an active committee among the employees. Staff members have been applying sustainable practices at home and at work for many years. More recently, several of us decided to take it to the next level to raise awareness and increase the positive impact. After a few water cooler conversations, the Brickhouse Environmental Green Team was established in January 2020 for this very purpose. This committee is made up of a diverse group of Brickhouse Environmental employees who are setting out to turn their work space into a green space.
The goals of the Brickhouse Green team are simple:
- Reduce the amount of solid waste we send to landfills
- Reduce our carbon emissions
- Protect and improve our local environment
With the first and second goals in mind, our company has teamed up with TerraCycle and Subaru to establish multiple recycling collections that are open to the public. These recycling collections target various items that are not recyclable through typical municipal recycling programs. Brickhouse Environmental is currently set up to collect the following items: all brands of razors and razor packaging, k-cups, coffee creamer capsules, disposable cups, disposable straws, candy wrappers, and snack wrappers. Click here for a printable Razor flyer. Click here for the Coffee Flyer. While we are proud of the collection programs we currently offer, there are many more programs through TerraCycle that we hope to add in the future! In addition, the Green Team is working to reduce our kitchen waste by providing reusable hand towels in the kitchen and implementing a food-scrap composting program. These new recycling collections are in addition to preexisting recycling and waste reduction initiatives for paper, cardboard, glass and plastic that have been in place at our office for years.
Green Team Initiatives
In an effort to accomplish our third goal, the green team is brainstorming new ways to protect and improve our local environment, while our company continues to conduct long-term local initiatives and provide local remediation services to our clients. One way we are directly improving our local community is by conducting bi-annual highway-cleanups as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Adopt-a-Highway program. To see for yourself, be sure to check out our stretch of road along US 322 next time you are leaving West Chester! While we might be brainstorming new initiatives, local environmental remediation has always and will always be the central priority of our company.
If you would like to take advantage of our recycling programs while also helping to reduce your own carbon footprint, you can drop off any of the items mentioned above at the Brickhouse Office.
Drop off location: 515 South Franklin Street, West Chester, PA 19382
Date/Time: Fridays from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Questions? Contact Molly Bowe at 610-692-5770
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Printable Flyers: Click here for a printable Razor flyer. Click here for the Coffee Flyer.
Want to Learn More?
If you liked what you read, be sure to sign up for the Brickhouse Environmental Newsletter to stay informed of the team’s progress and if you are interested in making your office more “green” check out this article “Greening Offices: 25 Tips to Get You Started”.