An Environmentally Friendly Work Environment
ASHA has a commitment to being a green organization from our
Gold LEED certified green building to our "Green at Work, Green at Home, & Green in Between" program.
The Green Team: A staff volunteer group, develop ways to help educate staff about environmental issues including lunch & learn programs and via ASHA's intranet site.
Green at Work: National Office recycles whenever possible, in fact, 72% of the waste at the National Office is recycled, one of the highest percentages in all county businesses. ASHA has received numerous recycling awards. Staff are encouraged to use two-sided printing. ASHA has eliminated plastic flatware and paper cups reducing our footprint further. Staff volunteer to pick up trash on National Office grounds and surrounding county property. ASHA practices environmentally responsible purchasing including encouraging vendors to provide more green options.
Green at Home: Our intranet site provides staff with a variety of green links and information to help them be more green at home. The Good Green Bag loan program gives staff an opportunity to try out green products. We offer staff the opportunity to contribute to
EarthShare through payroll deductions.
Green in Between: ASHA offers mass transit discounts, car pooling programs, and information on how to increase gas mileage.
Responsibility in the Marketplace
The National Office has initiated socially responsible processes for investing, purchasing, contracting, and obtaining sponsorships. National Office staff strive to maintain relationships with product and service vendors displaying business practices in line with the concept of social responsibility.