Sustainability & Eco-Friendly Go Green AK Project
As a business, one of our goals is to promote sustainable, eco-friendly practices in order to make positive impacts upon our community, our employees, and our planet.
Here are some things that our company is doing to build a more sustainable and green future for all.
Reduce our carbon footprint
Our organization, with the help of various recycling, reducing and reusing methods that our company and our newly found, AK Go Green Team, have implemented, will greatly reduce the company's CO2 footprint and achieve a more sustainable and positive affect upon the community, the environment, and the globe.
Increase Recycling Efforts
The most effective way to reduce our organization’s waste is to generate less in the first place. Waste prevention offers the greatest environmental benefits and cost savings.
- Reduce: We are enacting practices that reduce the amounts of waste generated by changing the design, manufacture, purchase, or use of materials/products. For example, our organization is encouraging employees to only print what they need and ensure that printer settings are defaulted to print double sided to save paper.
- Reuse: Reuse of products and packaging prolongs the useful life of materials, thus delaying final disposal or recycling. Reuse is the repair, refurbishing, washing, or just simple recovery of worn or used products. For example, by encouraging our employees to use reusable dishware rather than one time use, disposable cups, plates and bowls, we won't have to manage the disposal of plastic/paperware.
- Donate: Organizations can donate products, materials and time to others who are in need, locally and globally. Our organization looks for community projects that we can get involved in, in addition to increasing our donations to local food pantries.
These are just a few examples of how AK is attempting to become more green. We plan to continue to expand upon these practices in order to keep our land-bound waste as low as possible.
Decrease Land Degradation & Environmental Pollution
With the implementation of various recycling and upcycling practices, our company is reducing the amount of physical waste produced, so that less ends up in our communities and local/regional landfills, thus preventing further environmental pollution and land destruction.
Go Green Projects Team
We here at AK care extensively about our community and our planet as whole, so in order to grow and continue helping them we've decided to establish a special team, a Go Green AK Team. Their goal will be to propose new and innovative ways for the company to promote eco-friendly habits as well as designing and implementing waste reduction activities. In short, they will look for Go Green applications that are beneficial for the company, our employees and the community.