Green Workplace Challenge:
After a year of committed, sometimes dirty, always rewarding work, GASP walked away last night with 1st Place in the Micrononprofit category of the Green Workplace Challenge!
Fifty employers from throughout southwestern Pennsylvania completed the competition, which ran from October 2014 through October 2015. Participants took a total of 1,931 “green actions,” which earned them points in the challenge. Actions ranged from switching out older light bulbs for more energy efficient ones, establishing recycling programs, encouraging carpooling, and over 200 more!
Combined, the Green Workplace Challenge competitors saved enough energy to power 1,541 average U.S. homes for a year (18,602,681 kWh of energy savings), translating to $1.5 million in cost savings. Factoring in the social cost of carbon, the savings are between $1.65-$2 million.
To see the results from all the categories and to contact someone about signing up for the next round of competition, visit the GWC homepage