Parsons 2017 Fashion Benefit

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Sustainability Manifesto

Individual:

I promise to do my part to protect the future of our planet and agree to the following.

  • I promise to accept responsibility for my carbon footprint:
  • I will carpool instead of taking up a whole lane by myself.
  • I will use public transportation instead of my car.
  • I will walk instead of using public transport.
  • I will take the stairs instead of the elevator.
  • I promise to use less water:
  • I will stop buying bottled water and use a refillable bottle instead.
  • I will stop running water while I brush my teeth and wash the dishes.
  • I will take showers instead of baths and take less of them.
  • I will wear my clothes for longer and do less laundry.
  • I will clean the shower and myself at the same time.
  • I promise to save energy:
  • I promise to only wash my jeans every other month.
  • I promise to only wash laundry in cold water.
  • I will not use the tumble dryer.
  • I will line or air dry whenever possible.
  • I promise to reduce paper waste:
  • I will use recycled paper whenever possible.
  • I will separate my trash.
  • I will not print unnecessarily; when I do I will print double-sided.
  • I promise to save energy:
  • I will turn off all electrical appliances when not in use.
  • I will not charge my cell phone overnight.
  • I promise to buy responsibly:
  • I will buy less, I will buy better.
  • I promise to improve on this every year.

Company:

We celebrate sustainability, and strive to constantly be innovative, continuously improve and challenge our business ethos. We promise to do our part to protect the future of our planet and agree to the following.

  • We promise to accept responsibility for our carbon footprint:
  • We will travel less and use Skype and video-conferencing instead.
  • We will promote carpooling to our employees.
  • We will promote using public transportation.
  • We will take the stairs instead of the elevator.
  • We promise to use less water:
  • We will not provide bottled water for meetings; instead we will offer refillable glasses.
  • We will install water filters in our kitchens.
  • We will use glasses instead of plastic cups for our beverages.
  • We promise to save energy:
  • We will utilize TV monitors for our meeting agendas to reduce paper waste.
  • We will turn off all the lights in our building at the end of the day and on the weekend.
  • We will turn off computers (where possible) at the end of the day and over the weekend.
  • We promise to reduce paper waste:
  • We will use recycled paper.
  • We demand recycling of all waste, and will buy recycled products.
  • We promise not to put marketing materials into gift bags that people throw away anyway.
  • We will separate our trash.
  • We promise to encourage responsible purchasing:
  • We will buy less, we will buy better.
  • We promise to improve on this every year.