Anova Nexus‘ Sacramento office is cleaning house by recycling. There is no recycling available at our Sacramento office building where we are a tenant, and the City of Sacramento has announced that it will cancel garbage and recycling services June 30, due to the current California budget crisis.
But that isn’t stopping us! Currently we are recycling glass, metals, cardboard, paper, and plastics by office volunteers transporting these recyclable goods to a local recycling facility or to our residential recycling bins. In order to clean out our outdated product library binders and additional recycling, we ordered a co-mingled recycling bin for May 24 & 25, 2012. Thanks to Felicia Reyes, Marla Edwards and Luke Shiras for organizing this effort.
Other recycling activities at the Sacramento office:
- We have joined the nonprofit Call2Recycle as a rechargeable battery and cell phone collection site and informed other tenants in our office. Thanks to Luke Shiras for getting this accomplished.
- We are completing management-supported sustainability measures in order to apply to be certified as a Sacramento Sustainable Business by the Business Environmental Resource Center of Sacramento (BERC). We are scheduled to submit our application the first week in June. As a tenant, we hope to be certified in three to four of the six possible categories: Pollution Prevention, Solid Waste Reduction, Energy Conservation, and Transportation & Air Quality. Other categories are: Green Building and Water Conservation (since we only have a kitchenette sink and don’t control irrigation or other building plumbing fixtures, we cannot achieve all of the measures needed for the Water Conservation category.) Our Placerville office, Fausel Professional Center, is already certified as a Sacramento Sustainable Business. Sacramento Sustainable Business Team: Patty Karapinar, Greg Croft, Morgan Tauzer, Ellen McCormick. Stay tuned for further developments.