The Green Business Bureau is a national organization that provides third-party certification for businesses that follow environmentally responsible practices. We are proud to have reached the Green Platinum tier by adopting principles and practices that demonstrate a superior commitment to conserving our environment.
At Worley & Obetz, we believe in doing our part to reduce emissions and conserve energy. That’s why we have a “Green Team” dedicated to implementing sustainable practices within our company. Our vision is to have a positive social, environmental and economic impact by educating and involving our employees, customers, vendors, and the community.
Be on the lookout for great energy saving tips and updates from our Green Team!
As a family-owned business, Worley & Obetz understands the importance of giving back to our communities. We take pride in helping our local communities whether it is through monetary donations or team involvement. We are always looking for ways to get involved and often form teams of employees that volunteer their own time to help make our communities better for our families. Most recently, we held our first Adopt-A-Highway event on April 23, 2016, as a part of the Great American Cleanup of 2016.
Creating an energy efficient home is not only good for the environment, it’s good for your wallet as well! There are many benefits to having an energy efficient home. Read our blog to learn about the benefits and tips to help you get started!
Did you know every year Americans waste 3 billion gallons of fuel just by idling their vehicles? Many people think that restarting the engine too often will wear out the starter, but that is simply not true. Actually, many manufacturers discourage idling because it places unnecessary wear and tear on the engine. If your engine is idling for more than 30 seconds, you will generally save more fuel if you stop the engine and restart, based on findings cited by the US Environmental Protection Agency.
During the winter we tend to spend more time indoors, increasing our chances of catching a cold from a sniffling family member or coworker. Other than constantly washing our hands and stocking up on vitamin c, what else can we do to prevent coming down with a cold or the flu? Did you know that by filling your home or office with indoor plants you will not only help to beautify your space but also help reduce your risk of getting sick as well as help you to recover when you are feeling under the weather? Plants are clinically proven to help fight illness, reduce stress, and even reduce or eliminate headaches!
Every year 3 billion batteries are sold in the U.S. averaging about 32 per family or 10 per person. This adds up to a lot of heavy metals, corrosive materials, and other chemicals that are bad news for the environment. Consider purchasing rechargeable batteries instead of disposable ones. Rechargeables can be used over and over so fewer batteries need to be manufactured and transported compared to single-use varieties. Rechargeable batteries consume up to 23 times less non-renewable natural resources than disposable batteries. Rechargeable batteries are more easily recycled than disposable batteries. Did you know that many recyclers actually separate them from the rechargeables and they wind up in landfill anyway? Now that you know the facts, why not save money and help the environment by using rechargeable batteries instead?
The way you live your day to day life does have a bigger impact on the environment than you may realize. Even if you think you are doing everything you can to live a sustainable life, there is always room for improvement. If you have never made an effort at all, don’t worry- it is not too late to get started!