"Is there a central repository for sustainable issues among ACS staff?" This question has been asked a number of times and as a result, the ACS Staff Council has established a committee to take on sustainable initiatives internally that will help with gathering and disseminating information on daily sustainable practices for staff. The staff committee held its first meeting in this regard last week. We have found that a large percentage of staff is looking to receive information and some direction on making headquarters a more sustainable or "greener" work environment. In support of the Society's commitment on sustainability, Facilities will be leading the committee's efforts. They have already begun a disposal/recycle program for business and personal items. Staff will be allowed to recycle rechargeable batteries from cellular phones, cordless telephones, laptops, PDAs, cordless power tools, camcorders, two-way radios and remote control toys and devices. CFL bulbs are also being recycled for environmental safety. Staff has also been urged to turn off computers and monitors at the end of each work day to save energy.
I thought it would be great for S3G to know of the staff efforts taken place and to share any information that may be of help as we move forward.