Green isn’t just a word or a color at DesignAShirt We have been practicing Eco-friendly solutions for years…before it was the cool thing to do, before it became a trend and before it turned into the movement it is today. We are committed to making a positive impact for a greener future. At DesignAShirt, being “green” or “Eco-friendly” are about choices. Small choices that over time become lifelong habits. Take a look at some of the Green Initiatives we’ve made here at DesignAShirt.
We are encouraging all our employees to carpool. Carpooling to work reduces pollution produced by getting multiple people to take one car rather than having multiple cars traveling to the same location. As an incentive to get employees to carpool we are offering carpool-only parking spots. These parking spots will have a premium location, right in front of our employee entrance, which will entice carpooling. These spots will be marked by a carpool sign
We are encouraging our employees that can’t set up a carpool to take public transportation. There are many public transportation choices to our Tempe, Arizona office location. The bus, light rail and tram are all options for employees to reach their destination. DesignAShirt and Anton Sport will subsidize public transportation, offering a stipend to reduce costs to any employee that wishes to use public transportation to come to work. By getting our employees to use public transportation, we can reduce the carbon footprint that would be produced by their cars.
Compressed Work Week
At DesignAShirt and Anton Sport we offer flexible hours. Depending on employee position and job functions, we allow our employees to work four, 10 hour days a week. This will allow them to be in office one less day a week, which saves them a drive into work. One less day of work a week equates to 52 fewer commutes to work a year, which is a reduction in pollution emitted on those days. We are also offering flexible hours, which allows our employees to commute to and from work during non peak driving hours, meaning their cars are on the road less and producing less pollution.
In an ultimate effort to reduce our carbon footprint, we are offering teleconferencing and the ability to work from home. By using services such as Skype and Google Documents, employees can engage in teleconferencing. This allows them to complete their office duties at home, saving them a drive into work. This is an ideal option for employees who live too far away to use public transportation or car pools.
DesignAShirt and Anton Sport’s premium location to Arizona State University allows us to hire multiple students for part-time work. Since we are located so close to their place of study we have created a DesignAShirt and Anton Sport bike. Starting in Spring 2009 this bike will be available to student workers to bike to and from campus. This will save them a trip in their car, which will reduce the pollution emitted to and from campus.