Curtis + Rogers Design Studio’s Sustainability Plan
To ensure the sustainable future of the resilient landscapes we design, Curtis + Rogers Design Studio is committed towards reducing environmental impacts from office-related activities, taking measures that support the health of its employees, and creating a work space that fosters overall well-being. The following plan provides the framework to achieve this.
Goal 1: Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Action 1: Work remotely
All employees are encouraged to work remotely pending senior staff approval.
Action 2: Use low-impact forms of transportation
Employees are encouraged to use alternate modes of transportation to the office
Action 3: Carpool
Employees are encouraged to engage in car-sharing
Action 4: Reduce electricity usage
The office will commit itself towards eliminating extraneous usage of electricity
Goal 3: Minimize Production of Waste
Action 1: Embark on a Composting Program
All organic waste will be diverted from the regular trash receptacle and channeled into a office composting system.
Action 2: Reduce accumulation of Single-Use Plastics
Minimizing consumption of products that use non-renewable packaging
Action 3: Reuse office materials for as long as possible
Slowing down the production of waste by repurposing materials for other uses
Goal 2: Spend on Sustainable Products
Action 1: Purchase office goods from local vendors
The office will take advantage of local farmers and distributors in South Florida as they reduce the emissions involved in long-range transport and support the local economy.
Action 2: Acquire materials with low-embodied carbon
Purchases of office materials will be concentrated on those that required minimal use of greenhouse gases in their production and distribution.
Action 3: Maximize use of Organic/Fair Trade Products
Focus will be but towards buying products that are ethically made and provide positive impact to those who work to bring us these items.
Goal 4: Foster a Healthy Work Environment
Action 1: Maintain proper indoor air quality
Keeping the air we breathe as clean as possible
Action 2: Ensure Cleanliness of Shared Spaces
Keeping the surfaces, we interact with as clean as possible.
Action 3: Care for your mental and physical health
Ensuring that all employees are happy and healthy
Goal 5: Educate Yourself and Others
Action 1: Strive to continue education
Encouraging the expansion of employees’ knowledge and skillsets