We hope you’ll find this list of resources useful as you explore and implement sustainability initiatives in the workplace. Can’t find something you need? Contact us at, and we’ll see if we can help!



Achieving Zero Waste: A Case Study of Posty Cards’ Zero Waste Program – December 10, 2020

Green Team Power: Strategies for Jumpstarting Energy Efficiency at Work – August 27, 2020

Emptier Buildings Eat Energy, Too – July 30, 2020

Office In Nature: The Benefits of Biophilic Design at Work – June 25, 2020

Waste Education Series: The State of Recycling – May 19, 2020


Bridging The Gap’s Business Recycling Consultations offers businesses free recycling consultations with tips and guidance on how to improve waste reduction efforts, expand recycling of materials, educate employees and establish an effective sorting/collection system with free bins and signage. Funded by Mid-America Regional Council’s Solid Waste Management District.


Johnson County Green Business Program A voluntary and non-regulatory program that provides free education and technical assistance on a variety of environmental issues to businesses, schools, and places of worship in Johnson County.


Mid America Regional Council’s Recycle More At Work  A recognition program that offers tips and resources to strengthen your organization’s recycling and waste reduction effort.


Missouri Recycling Association (MORA) Provides resources on office recycling, materials markets, and waste audits.


Basel Action Network Search for certified e-Stewards electronic waste recyclers in your area that can take your company’s outdated equipment and recycle it responsibly. 


EPA’s Waste Reduction Guide for Commercial Buildings 


EPA’s WasteWise program 


EPA’s Sustainable Management of Industrial Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials


EPA Recycling Program Start Guide (pdf) 

Waste Minimization Guide (pdf) 


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – WasteWise


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – Food Recovery Challenge


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – Sustainable Management of Food


Biodegradable Products Institute


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – Environmentally Preferable Purchasing


Responsible Purchasing Network


Green Seal


Green Products


US EPA ENERGY STAR Action Workbook for Small Businesses


DoE Cost Calculators


DoE Energy Savers Website 


Portfolio Manager – tracking and benchmarking tool


Energy Star – Appliances


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – Heat Island Effect


Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)


Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT)



Business Improvement

Certified Appliance and Equipment List

Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs

Guide to Energy Management

Lighting Information



EPA Hazardous Waste Materials Guide (pdf) 

GreenSeal Certified Products 

San Francisco Pollution Prevention 


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – Green Vehicle Guide


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator


Department of Energy (DOE), United States


Alliance for Water Efficiency: Water Efficiency Business Guide An annual guide to water efficient products and services. Helpful for businesses looking for product manufacturers and audit providers.  

Water Conservation Guide from San Francisco (pdf) 

Water Efficiency Resources for Commercial, Institutional and Industrial Water Users 

Water: Use It Wisely Program 


Water Sense (United States Environmental Protection Agency)