Weingarten Realty’s GreenForward team held two recycling events to conclude a year of sustainability efforts and successes in 2015. The company’s second annual corporate office recycling event occurred on November 12, as part of America Recycles Day.
GreenForward partnered with CompuCycle, American Textile Recycling Service, and ShredPro to recycle, refurbish, and donate electronics, metals, clothes and shoes, paper, cardboard, and plastics 1, 5, and 7.
Weingarten associates at the corporate office participated in the free event, shredding and recycling 370 pounds more paper than the first annual event, held in 2014.
GreenForward also organized an event called RecycleFest at I-45/Telephone Road Center, one of Weingarten’s shopping centers in Houston, Texas. The event, which took place in the shopping center parking lot on December 5, was immensely successful.
GreenForward invited retailers and the public to shred and recycle personal documents free-of-charge and to recycle and donate other items. The event was sponsored by Weingarten Realty, The City of Houston, and Greater East End District.
Weingarten Realty was recognized as a 2015 Green Lease Leader by the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) and the Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings Alliance. Weingarten Realty participates in the Houston Green Office Challenge and the Institute of Real Estate Management’s (IREM) environmentally-conscious program, IREM Sustainability.
GreenForward is Weingarten Realty’s internal organization dedicated to energy management, alternative transportation, water management, and recycling efforts. The organization strives to educate associates and retailers throughout the year by highlighting sustainable initiatives and practices and hosting recycling events.