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Earth Flag for Businesses and Organizations Print E-mail

Earth Flag

Is your business or organization taking big steps to GO GREEN?  Do you need help getting started with green initiatives?  The award-winning Earth Flag Certification Program was developed by the SCARCE Team to help your business or organization be more environmentally responsible.  We are here to help you implement practical, eco-friendly initiatives and be recognized for your efforts as a friend of the environment.

Certification Requirements

Green Audit

Schedule a time for SCARCE to come and perform a green audit with your company's Green Team.  This is a process in which the SCARCE consultant and green team members tour your office or facility to observe how you manage the building site, energy, water, materials, cleaning products and other potential indoor air hazards.  Then, the Green Team receives a written report with a summary of successfully implemented green initiatives, along with recommendations for important "next steps" to consider.  After the Green Audit, a meeting with the Green Team is recommended.  If your company does not have a Green Team established, we can help!  The meeting involves reviewing the Green Audit, appauding what's working well and discussing which green initiatives to tackle next.

 

Staff Training Presentation

In this step of the certification process, 75% of the staff should be present for the best results.  SCARCE comes to your office and educates the staff on the Earth Flag Certification program, recycling, energy & water conservation, etc.  Training is very important to the Earth Flag program, because employees have to understand the What, Why, and How of what they're being asked to do.  They also have to see that their managers are behind this!

 

Ongoing recycing program 

Your organizaion must have a working recycling program in place to qualify for the Earth Flag.  If you do not, SCARCE can help you get one going!

 

Sponsor a waste or energy reduction activity

There are a number of ways in which your organization can fulfill this step, such as hosting a community recycling extravaganza or collecting cell phones.  SCARCE can help with ideas and organizing.

 

Volunteer at a community event that benefits the environment

There are a number of community events and opportunities year-round in which your organization can participate.  For more information or assistance with this requirement, please contact SCARCE.

 

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Congratulations to the Following Earth Flag Recipients

The following businesses, community groups and faith-based organizations have earned their Earth Flag.

  • ABC Action Bag CompanyWoodridge 3
  • Bells & Whistles Snackery
  • Cantigny Park
  • Carol Stream Public Library
  • Carol Stream Park District
  • Conservation Foundation
  • Downers Grove Park District
  • DuPage Center For Spiritual Living
  • First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn
  • First United Methodist Church, West Chicago
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Hendrickson
  • HSBC Bank, Elmhurst
  • Huskie Tools, Inc.
  • It's Our Earth, Inc.
  • Lisle Convention Bureau
  • McDonald's U.S. Corporate Office
  • Molex, Inc.Good Sam 2
  • Morton Arboretum
  • North Central College
  • Naperville Park District
  • NOW Foods
  • PerkinElmer
  • RC2 Corporation
  • Room & Board
  • Roselle Public Library
  • Schaumburg Township District Library
  • Sims Recycling Solutions
  • St. Joan of Arc, Lisle
  • St. Timothy Lutheran, Naperville
  • Start Sampling, Inc.
  • Subaru Great Lakes Region
  • Villa Park Public Library
  • Village Of Carol Stream
  • Village of Glendale Heights
  • Western DuPage Special Recreation Association
  • Wheaton Yamaha Music School
  • Whole Foods Market - Naperville
  • Whole Foods Market - Wheaton
  • Whole Foods Market - Willowbrook
  • Windsor Park - Carol Stream
  • Woodridge Library
  • Wyndemere Retirement Home

Your Business Can Be Next!

Email SCARCE at ecoed@sbcglobal.net or call 630-545-9710 and we'll help you get started.

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New Mindset from Earning Earth Flag
"Meeting with Kay, from SCARCE, to discuss the “Earth Flag for Businesses” initiative was an enlightening and informative experience. It was evident from the onset of our meeting that Kay McKeen is a very knowledgeable and dedicated conservationist. In the short amount of time it took to conduct our “green audit,” we learned many simple ways that Subaru Great Lakes Region can modify its business practices to conserve energy and other valuable resources. Shutting off a light switch and computer monitor at the end of the workday will conserve energy. Distributing recycling receptacles throughout our office space will promote the recycling of paper, cardboard, aluminum cans and other materials. These nearly effortless gestures will allow each of us to make a difference in contributing toward the overall “green” environment we wish to maintain at our regional location.

The single most important aspect of our meeting, however, was how our awareness of “green” opportunities immediately increased. Both Linda and I are now more in tune to “green” discussions on the radio, articles in the media and information found by reading labels on products in our household. It is amazing how quickly our paradigm shifted and how much more cognizant we are of environmental impact. We wish to extend our thanks to Kay, and the SCARCE team, for educating us in such an important mission. We look forward to working with them to learn more about environmental strategies that we can adopt for our workplace."
- Debbie Jeffries, Information Technology Analyst, at Subaru of America, Inc.