Our weekly blog polls allow us to share and get feedback on what’s been on our minds – and recently that’s been local government. We think that governmental entities and public figures, as the decision makers for communities across North America, need to take a stance on environment protection and sustainability.
For more than 35 years, we’ve worked with all levels of government to reinforce best practice furniture asset management solutions. Our proven, long-trusted services protect budget spend, reduce landfill waste and drastically reduce carbon emissions. But, it’s not all about furniture. It’s about advocacy.
So we asked you a few questions. First – does your local government enforce recycling? 75% of respondents said that it is not enforced, but is an option. 25% that there are no available resources allowing them to recycle. None of you reported that recycling is strictly enforced in your hometown.
Second – are sustainable efforts in your local government buildings prevalent? 50% of you felt that the government’s proactive nature depended upon a specific season or event, such as Earth Day, while the remaining half of respondents said no – sustainability never takes center stage.
Last but not least, we asked if you feel the government sector in general incorporates environmental principles into core objectives. The answer was unanimous – they could be doing more.
Do you agree with these responses? Let us know what you think on Twitter at @RefinishTouch and be sure to check back for more blog polls.