Olive+Comet
Member Since: October 2023
3131 Grandiflora Drive, Lake Worth, United States
Prerequisites 5/5
Community/Society 0/182
Workplace/Culture 0/291
Transportation 109/461
Consumption/Waste 282/551
Water Use 8/151
Energy/Emissions 136/624
Work From Home 171/663
Governance 0/268

Completed Initiatives

Initiative Description
Points
Become a completely remote company, requiring no office space or regular transportation to/from work
75
Ensure all suppliers/vendors adhere to your company’s environmental commitments and standards and do not engage in any practices that are environmentally or socially harmful
75
Upgrade from older fluorescent T12, T8 and T5 lamps to LED alternatives
36
Implement a green procurement policy
30
Implement a comprehensive recycling program including education, proper sinage, and monitoring
27
Optimize your on-premise servers and business systems by ensuring the hardware is up-to-date and energy efficient
24
Use a hybrid personal vehicle
20
Eliminate all single-use paper, styrofoam or plastic cups, plates, and utensils in the kitchen area. Use reusable mugs, dishes, and silverware instead
18
Schedule regular maintenance on company vehicles to ensure each vehicle is operating as efficiently as possible to reduce emissions
18
Properly recycle all household waste according to your local regulations
18
Use chlorine-free and FSC-certified paper products
15
Switch to low-pressure and highly efficient showerheads and faucets
15
Create a supplier code of conduct that all vendors and suppliers must abide by
14
Purchase all office paper products made from 50-100% recycled materials
12
Arrange the workspace to take advantage of areas with natural sunlight
12
Purchase offsets for the travel emissions and in-person work days that can’t be reduced
12
Purchase ENERGY STAR qualified or similarly highly efficient appliances
12
Use a carbon calculator tool to measure your current carbon footprint. Reassess quarterly as you meet energy use goals
12
Develop an office thermostat policy that maintains internal air temperature within the recommended temperature range, and eliminates A/C and heating usage when the building is not occupied
12
Use your personal, fossil-fueled vehicle less than 75 miles a week
12
Purchase produce in-season from local farmer’s markets or co-ops
12
When working from an alternative location (not home office) walk or bike
10
Properly dispose of all hazardous waste materials including batteries, paint and chemicals, lightbulbs, aerosol cans, and electronics
9
Create a supply chain map to gain understanding of the origins of your products
9
Install a filtered water tap or water bottle refill station that provide high-quality drinking water
8
Significantly limit the amount of physical marketing materials you produce
8
Use environmentally-friendly, non-toxic, bio-based cleaning products
8
Use concentrated cleaning products
8
Use recycled and environmentally preferred office supplies such as pens, notebooks, etc.
8
Purchase carbon offsets to become net zero for all emissions
8
Buy electronics that are energy efficient, EPEAT, ROHS, etc.
8
Weatherize your home by ensuring all windows and doors in your home are properly installed, functioning, maintained, weather-stripped, etc.
8
Use concentrated home cleaning products
8
Purchase home trash bin liners made from 100% bio-based or 50-100% recycled materials
8
Choose paperless billing with vendors, business partners, and suppliers when possible
6
Eliminate unnecessary paper usage as much as possible including forms, contracts, meeting agendas and materials, proofs, and drafts
6
Use eco-friendly, bio-based, non-toxic home cleaning products
6
Use reusable cleaning products such as sponges or towels instead of paper towels throughout your home
6
Stop using all single-use plastic kitchen utensils, plates, bowls, and cups
6
Use reusable bags instead of plastic bags when shopping
6
Purchase home paper towels and toilet paper made from 50-100% recycled materials
6
Locate home office in room with ample windows to take advantage of daylighting
5
Eliminate the use of disposable batteries and switch entirely to rechargeable
4
Use reusable cleaning products such as towels and sponges, eliminating paper towels
4
Print and copy double-sided only
4
Use a sustainable web hosting service
4
Choose bio-based, reused, recycled, recyclable, or FSC certified boxes and bags for shipping
4
Reuse, sell, or donate used or unneeded furniture, equipment, and office supplies
4
Use virtual meeting platforms to replace travel when possible
4
Add shades/window covering to reduce heat gain
4
Add shades/window covering throughout your home to reduce heat gain
4
Change your home HVAC or A/C filters every 90 days-6 months maximum as is recommended by your filter thickness and type
4
Plant native, region-friendly plants in your home garden
4
Opt out of receiving home junk mail
4
Stop purchasing single-use plastic waterbottles. Install a water filter if necessary
4
Use a shared or centralized printer
4
Assess your current vendors’ procurement practices
3
Purchase trash liners made from 50-100% recycled materials
2
Use ceiling fans in place of air conditioning when possible
2
Reduce “vampire loads” by unplugging appliances when not in use to reduce business emissions
2
Use ceiling fans and windows in place of air conditioning
2
Donate used clothing and furniture
2
Organize a sustainability committee to lead your organization’s sustainability program
1
Complete the GBB getting started steps
1
Develop a sustainability mission statement for your business and define your company’s core commitments
1
Populate your company’s sustainability accomplishments in your profile
1
Announce your commitment to GBB to all employees
1
Eliminate the use of disposable batteries throughout your home and switch entirely to rechargeable
1