Ashforth held its eighth Annual Environmental Awareness Week to promote sustainability, conservation and awareness at its owned and managed buildings during the week of April 13-24. The event is always held during the week of Earth Day.
This year’s initiative included the following drives:
- E-cycling drive – encouraged everyone working at the buildings to bring in electronics from home such as computers, TVs, printers, and other similar items that are typically costly to recycle.
- Over 2,500 lbs. collected and properly recycled using Next Level for Recycling (NLR). Ashforth uses (NLR) at its buildings for regular recycling pick-ups. NLR has partnered with Ashforth for this event and has provided special recycling containers and pick-ups times.
- Clothing drive
- 139 articles of clothing were collected and donated to Person-to-Person. Person‐to‐person is a volunteer organization providing emergency food, clothing, furniture, financial assistance, scholarships, and summer camperships and counseling services to more than 18,000 men, women, and children in Fairfield County.
- Book drive
- 72 books were collected and donated to the Ferguson Library in Stamford. The Ferguson Library provides free and equal access to information, ideas, books and technology to educate and enrich the Stamford community.
- Nike Reuse-a-Shoe drive
- 72 sneakers were collected and donated to Nike’s Reuse-a-Shoe program. Nike’s Reuse‐A‐Shoe program collects old, worn‐out athletic shoes for recycling, and along with pre‐consumer shoe waste, transforms them into Nike Grind, a material used to create athletic and playground surfaces and more.
An environmental awareness table was located in each of the building lobbies that featured “green” literature and daily challenges. Each building held a drawing for a “green” prize bag which contained an assortment of sustainable items including eco-friendly household cleaners, an assortment of seeds, garden supplies, and other “green” products.