When we say we’re active in building a sustainable future with our community, this is what we mean. Take a look at some of our projects that we’re currently working on with local organizations.
We’ve subscribed to approximately 350,000 kWh of community solar in Boulder and Pueblo, helping increase the amount of renewable energy in the utility mix, and supporting adoption of renewables throughout Colorado.
As the pandemic increased our need for disposable personal protective equipment for branch employees and members, we identified a nitrile glove recycling program in partnership with Kimberly Clark called RightCycle. We have been able to recycle over 135 lbs. of gloves so far, and continue to recycle through this program as possible.
Our 2021 Earth Day event at our Arapahoe branch collected over 27,000 pounds of electronics to break down and divert from the landfill. Over 600 members and employees dropped off during the week, in what was stated as the most successful private collection event held in partnership with Eco-Cycle.
In addition, every Premier Members branch has zero waste stations for employees and members. We collect recycling and compost, and divert over 25,000 pounds from landfill each year.
Water Audits and Irrigation Savings
By conducting water audits through Resource Central’s commercial Slow the Flow program, we’ve been able to reduce our water usage by over 20% across our enterprise since 2018 (over 500,000 gallons per year).
PACE Certified for Waste at all Boulder County locations
We’ve been PACE certified (diverting more than 85% of our waste) from all Boulder County locations, and have continued to divert from every branch through our zero waste stations and partnerships with our waste haulers.