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For a Sustainable Planet
Reduce Greenhouse Gases
Sustainable Technologies is committed to protecting our natural resources for a sustainable planet. Here are some of the things that we do to reduce greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change.
Our company recycles all recyclable material, including scrap metal. By recycling we keep over 2,400 lbs of CO2 from entering the atmosphere per year. We are also upcycling waste through the TerraCycle program and donating our points to charity.
Many of our employees bike to work and enjoy cycling as a healthy recreational activity and sport. We are a certified Bike Friendly Business with the League of American Bicyclists. Our company is a proud sponsor of Team Oakland Cycling and participates in local events. We support Bike East Bay, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, the Bay Area Bicycle Coalition and ride with the Grizzly Peak Cyclists and San Francisco Randonneurs. By cycling to work, each person keeps approximately 2600 lbs. of CO2 from entering the Earth’s atmosphere annually. That’s like planting 86 trees! We also carpool and use a hybrid vehicle for light trips.
We have achieved a 79% reduction on our utility bills by installing energy efficient lighting in our facility and continue to monitor and streamline our usage.
Our office runs on solar power with a battery backup. Having an off-grid mobile unit is handy in case of emergency power outages. We design and install solar PV systems on and off-grid in order to promote clean and renewable energy.
Donations to Sustainable Organizations
In our commitment to support our community we donate to organizations such as the Alameda Food Bank, Bike East Bay, California Bike Coalition, Bike Alameda, Girls, Inc., Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC), International Campaign for Responsible Technology (ICRT), Earth Island Institute, Save the Redwoods, Green for All, Solar Living Institute, Grid Alternatives & CORE Environmental. We are a supporting business member of California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF).
Becoming a certified Green Business
Since 2009, Sustainable Technologies has been a certified Bay Area Green Business. We put our green values into action by recycling and reducing waste, conserving water and protecting the watershed, reducing greenhouse gases, being energy efficient and using renewable energy. We also shop locally, which helps out our local economy and climate.