211info GREEN TEAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS

A couple years ago, a few 211info staff members came together to form a Green Team. Here are some of their many accomplishments:

  • Gained certification with the City of Portland's Sustainability at Work program

  • Held 3 all staff training events with Genevieve from the City of Portland to learn about recycling

  • Moved pay stubs to a paperless system

  • Created a Green Team bulletin board with recycling information, wildlife sightings journal, bike map and other info for staff

  • Created a clearly labeled and monitored recycling station in the kitchen

  • Distributed under-desk recycling boxes throughout the office

  • Facilitated two Eco Challenge events in October 2016 and October 2017 to engage staff in changing small habits

  • Held two Earth Day events in April 2017 and April 2018 with prizes and fun activities (veggie potluck! "who gives a fork" silverware drive! wildflower seed bombs! reusable mugs for all)

  • Installed a faucet aerator in the kitchen to reduce water flow

  • Put together "cleaning caddies" for each work station pod with green cleaning solution and a reusable microfiber cloth as an alternative to Clorox wipes

  • Established a scratch paper area by the printer for unused single-sided paper

  • Purchased grabbers so that staff can safety pick up trash on daily walks

Posted on February 7, 2019 .