On Thursday, November 15th, Weingarten Realty associates and members of the community joined in for America Recycles Day, hosted by GreenForward. GreenForward is Weingarten Realty’s internal organization dedicated to implementing sustainability initiatives including energy management, alternative transportation, water management, and recycling efforts.
Over 65 employees and community members participated in the free event by shredding and recycling personal documents and donating clothing, shoes, electronics and other recyclable items.As an added bonus to Weingarten employees, GreenForward partnered with the Employee Wellness Program by offering the opportunity to earn 15 wellness points for participation in the recycling event.
This year GreenForward collected 267 pounds of clothes and shoes, and shredded an estimated 1000 pounds of paper. In a partnership with CompuCycle, the team recycled over 5,200 lbs of miscellaneous electronics, a 360% increase from last year!
Positive feedback from the public was received and many hope that the program continues. One of the participants commented that it is “Wonderful that Weingarten does this for the community.”
Weingarten Realty continues to be recognized as a Green Lease Leader by the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) and the Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings Alliance, and strives to be a leader in the community with these recycling events.
Here’s to a greener future!