Associations awarded green office grants

Green Office Partnership Grants have been awarded to 12 US associations to make their HQs more environmentally friendly.

Associations awarded green office grants
Associations awarded green office grants

The $500 (£373) grants have been awarded by the Washington DC-based American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Foundation as part of a pilot programme, alongside the law firm Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP; and the environmental certification organisation Green Seal.

The grants aim to help associations adopt and sustain environmentally responsible best practices in their office spaces and raise awareness in the association community to inspire other organisations to have their offices reviewed.

"These grants aim to seed what we hope will become a widescale green office movement within the association community," said ASAE executive vice president and ASAE Foundation president Susan Robertson. 

The grants will underwrite onsite visits by Green Seal for an initial evaluation. Green Seal will then make recommendations on ways the association should integrate sustainable practices into its daily operations, such as developing environmentally preferable purchasing policies.

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Federal Bar Association, American Society for Hematology and the American Society for Nutrition are among the 12 winners.

The ASAE represents more than 21,000 association executives and industry partners representing 10,000 organisations.


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