The Ashforth Company is committed to continuously assessing and improving our environmental performance. We believe our organization-wide environmental management approach is a responsible business practice and will increase Ashforth’s value, add value to our clients and aid in preserving the environment for future generations.

The Top 10 Sustainable Business Stories of 2017

Stamford 2030 advisory board member, Andrew Winston, writes about sustainability in business in the Harvard Business Review.

The 2018 Energy Quiz

Are you an energy genius? Take this quiz and find out. The answers are given at the end.

Local & Green

Connecticut League of Conservation Voters’ 2017 Environmental Scorecard

This Environmental Scorecard shows how your legislators voted on critical environmental bills during Connecticut’s 2017 Legislative Session.

Green Innovations

Six Innovations Set to Shake
Up 2018

Following a year of record-low prices for renewables, the disruption of the transport and energy markets and the focus on the plastics problem, 2018 will likely usher in new ideas, systems and companies that could address key societal and global issues.

Sustainability News

The Drive for Healthy Buildings

Wellness rating systems focus on the health and well-being of a building’s occupants.

Stamford 2030 District Honors Conservation and Sustainability Projects

Among the four honorees was Jonathan Rose Companies & Malkin Properties’ Metro Green project, which was built to a LEED Gold standard by A.P. Construction.

LEED Trails Off as a Go-To Standard for Green Buildings

Only 12 commercial properties in Connecticut received LEED certification this year.

Local Events

Mamaroneck’s Down to Earth Winter Farmers Market – Saturdays, Jan. 6th to Apr. 14th

This indoor winter market features dozens of local farms and vendors, plus live music, from 9am to 1pm every Saturday at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Mamaroneck, NY.

Seal-Spotting & Birding Cruises – The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk – Through March 31st

Winter brings annual visitors from the north into Long Island Sound and you can chance to see them on 2-1/2 hour cruises from The Maritime Aquarium at Nowalk, weekends through March 31, 2018.

Resources

Going Green at Home

Tips to Burn Smarter & Cleaner During Winter Season

EPA has tips for New England homeowners who are heating their homes with wood burning stoves, fireplaces or boilers.

Eco-Friendly Tips for Keeping Your Walkways Ice-Free This Winter

Homeowners can use simple de-icing choices, along with a few tricks, to keep sidewalks and driveways safe while also mitigating harm to plants, pets and waterways.

Please send story ideas to the Ashforth Green Council.

The Ashforth Green Council’s goal is to identify and implement new ways Ashforth can reduce its impact on the environment, and increase sustainability awareness among our employees, clients and vendors. Improving Ashforth’s sustainability strengthens our integrity and community commitment, as well as our bottom line – values consistent with the company’s Operating Principles.