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5 Ways to Contribute to a Greener Future, Inspired by Baylis Employees

April 22, 2021

At Baylis, we recognize that contributing to a more sustainable future isn’t an individual responsibility. It involves dedication to finding innovative solutions and doing our part to create meaningful change as a team.

We’re proud to support a number of environmental initiatives throughout the year. Below are some ways you can celebrate all-year-round inspired by Team Baylis!

1. A little effort can go a long way

It’s okay to start small. Maybe it’s bringing reusable bags the next time you go grocery shopping or picking up a few pieces of garbage in your neighbourhood. It may not seem like much, but if everyone did this, it would go a long way to making our communities cleaner! This month, we challenged Baylis employees to clean up their communities.

Employees can nominate their favourite environmental organization, and for each bag of garbage collected, we’ll make a $25 donation to the winning cause!
Laura Conquergood, Vice President of Operations at Baylis,
involved her family in our Earth Month Challenge - awesome work!

2. Give your items a second life

Did you know that many “non-recyclable” items can be recycled through TerraCycle? Browse their free programs to see which items you can convert from waste to recyclable! As well, many retailers offer recycling programs, everything from glass bottles to eyeglasses to empty toiletry containers – you may be surprised to find out what you can save from a landfill by doing a bit of research.
 At Baylis, we’re committed to giving the Earth a helping hand, one glove at a time! Through Kimberly Clark’s RightCycle glove recycling program, gloves are diverted from the landfill and made into flowerpots, shelving and patio furniture. Last year, we diverted an incredible 5,878 pounds (2.7 tons) of waste through the program. That's over 22 pounds each workday!
Alexandra Lind, Quality Engineer and Vanessa Alberto, Senior Shipper/Receiver
at Baylis, are part of our glove recycling project team. 

3. Get growing by putting down some roots

Plant your own garden and include flowers, plants and vegetables such as pansies, chives and cucumber that pollinators like bees and hummingbirds are attracted to. After all, 85% of all flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce seed. As the foundation of ecosystems, plants also support wildlife - the fruit and seeds become food for a variety of animals.

Did you know we have a Plant Club at Baylis? Each month, members get together to discuss a variety of planting topics, and plant cuttings are routinely distributed among the group – we’re all inspired by their green thumbs!
Pansies are the perfect pollinator to plant in early spring when nights are still cold! 

4. Take the road less travelled

Next time you’re getting errands, consider if the task can be accomplished via an alternate mode of transportation. It not only helps the environment but saves money!

Baylis offers employees a Smart Commute program, including a free shuttle bus from one of Toronto’s most-popular transit hubs. The program also offers incentives for taking transportation to work other than driving solo, such as carpooling, walking, biking, or transit.
5. The dirt on how to compost

Compost is a natural fertilizer and soil conditioner, made from organic materials such as kitchen scraps or garden waste. Many cities offer composting programs – this is an easy way to help reduce waste by turning your kitchen scraps into rich and nutritious soil for plants!

We’re dedicated to reducing waste across our Baylis buildings and composting programs are in place at all our facilities; we encourage our employees to compost where possible to continue to commit to a more sustainable workplace.

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