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.

Reduce Reuse Recycle During Ashforth’s Annual Event (and Every Day!)

Ashforth’s Ninth Annual Environmental Awareness Week to promote sustainability, conservation and awareness at its owned and managed buildings will be held during the week of April 16-23 and will feature the following drives:

  • Eyeglass Recycling Drive: Donate glasses for people in low and middle income communities.
  • Clothing Drive: Donate gently used clothing to Person-to-Person
  • E-Cycling Drive: To avoid polluting the environment, bring in home electronics for recycling.
  • Book Drive: Donate gently used books to benefit your local libraries.

What is Earth Day?

On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans — Republicans and Democrats, rich and poor, rural and urban — took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. By the end of that year, the EPA had been created and Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts had been enacted.

Earth Day Tips

Google “Earth Day Tips” and read about a few simple things you can do to help the planet.

Want to learn more? Here are 45 more Earth Day tips!

Local & Green

Connecticut Standardizes its Recycling Rules

All residents across Connecticut, whether they use public or private trash hauling, will now recycle the same materials. Many items that don’t go in your blue recycling container can be recycled elsewhere.

15 Schools and Government Center Install New LED Lighting

The Stamford Energy Improvement District, led by Hank Ashforth, coordinated this project to replace the existing fluorescent lights in 15 city schools and the Government Center with new energy efficient LED bulbs.

Sustainability News

Pioneering Playbook Released for Creating Sustainable, Healthy Workplaces Portfolio-Wide

Through a collaboration with dozens of leading global companies and top institutional real estate investors, Sustainability Roundtable, Inc. has developed the Playbook to help companies address the challenges of designing, implementing, measuring and reporting performance in workplaces that improve the health and wellness of workers.

Ashforth Releases its 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

In 2017, we saw measurable progress and a continued commitment to these efforts as evidenced and highlighted in our report.

Local Events

Bartlett Arboretum’s ArborEarth Day

ArborEarth Day is a FREE, fun family festival from 10am to 3pm, celebrating Arbor Day and Earth Day. Ashforth donates shuttles.

Celebrate Earth Day by Participating in a Local Event or Volunteer Opportunity

Check out this list, compiled by the CT Dept. of Energy & Environmental Protection. Events are being added every day, so check back often!

Resources

Going Green at Home

EPA: What You Can Do to Combat Climate Change

Making a few small changes in your home and yard can reduce greenhouse gases and save you money. Here are 10 simple steps you can take.

Doing a Little Spring Cleaning?

If you are preparing to freshen up your home, keep in mind that you can do so in an environmentally-friendly manner. The following tips outline several ways to go green during the spring cleaning process.

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.