Resources

 

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 leslieATbridgingthegap.org, and we’ll see if we can help!

 

GREEN BUSINESS NETWORK WEBINAR RECORDINGS

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

 

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Action Network Search for certified e-Stewards electronic waste recyclers in your area that can take your company’s outdated equipment and recycle it responsibly.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

 

https://www.plasticfilmrecycling.org/recycling-commercial-film/


ENERGY 
EFFICIENCY

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)

 

ENERGY STAR RESOURCES

Business Improvement


Certified Appliance and Equipment List


Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs


Guide to Energy Management


Lighting Information

 

POLLUTION PREVENTION

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

WATER CONSERVATION

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)