Here at RACC, we believe that a sustainable organization is dependent on economic vitality, social equity, and a healthy natural environment. With a focus on RACC’s impact on the planet, we have a Green Team that is made up of staff members who are committed to promoting sustainability through education, awareness, and action. In the face of climate change, we recognize the role we can play to reduce our carbon footprint to support the health and happiness of our staff and the communities that we serve.
ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY VISION
To be a leader in environmentally sustainable practices committed to achieving zero waste as we work to ensure a thriving arts and culture community.
To promote environmentally sustainable operating practices by; reducing waste, conserving energy and water, lowering our carbon emissions, encouraging sustainable purchasing, and being actively involved in creating ways to minimize our impact on the environment.
- Provide resources to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
- Raise employee and community awareness about sustainability, and encourage participation through sustainable practices, education and fun events.
- Measure and monitor current footprint; setting goals, to evaluate and map progress.
- Promote the use of alternative transportation through transportation incentive programs and resources.
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naturalstep framework for Strategic Sustainable Development
rebuildingcenter a non-profit community enhancement organization
oregonmetro Metro’s Recycling Information hotline, Find a Recycler search
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masterrecycler Master Recycler Program
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