Join Monk Office and the Vancouver Island Green Business Program for a FREE Greening Your Office workshop!
Learn how your business can lower its carbon footprint, increase employee engagement, and tap into potential cost savings by making simple, green changes. Whether you’re new to the concept of a green office or ready for green certification, join us for tips that make an impact!
All attendees will save 10% on their green business certification with the Vancouver Island Green Business Certification and receive a selection of eco-friendly office products from Monk Office!
Choose from the following dates and locations:
April 20, 2016 from 3:00-4:00pm
3335 Oak St,Victoria
April 20, 2016 from 4:30-5:30pm
3335 Oak St,Victoria
April 29, 2016 from 3:00-4:00pm
Island Savings Duncan Branch
14 – 250 Trunk Road, Duncan
Seats are limited, register today!
Sustainability at Monk Office
At Monk Office, we are committed to sustainability and promoting innovative business practices that minimize our impact on the environment. In 2007, we started to work closely with Synergy Enterprises to develop a biannual Corporate Sustainability Report (click to view the 2016 report) that measures and tracks our environmental impact in every area of our business. Since starting this process, we have fundamentally changed how we operate our business – whether it is using recycled paper in all our printers, installing low-flow toilets, or installing dual screen monitors to reduce printing needs. We not only think green in our own office and stores, but look to promote green practices among our customers – we offer free battery recycling, toner return discounts, reusable shipping boxes, and a wide selection of eco-friendly products in every store.
The Vancouver Island Green Business Certification was built to recognize the efforts of local businesses that are reducing their environmental impact. For businesses, it is a guide to greening your operations and educating your staff. For consumers, it is a symbol that lets you know which businesses have green practices. Together, we can lead by example and protect our natural environment while promoting our local economy.
The Vancouver Island Green Business Certification program has been developed by the Synergy Sustainability Institute (SSI) with the goal of catalyzing the green economy on Vancouver Island. It is the collective efforts of small businesses on Vancouver Island that will propel our region into the forefront of the international green economy movement. The program currently focuses on delivering a high standard certification by having businesses complete an internal assessment followed by an in-person compliance audit by a third party verifier. Certification is currently available for retail, restaurant and office based businesses. From November to the end of December 2013, the VIGBC was piloted in the region with 18 businesses participating from across these sectors. The full program was launched in March 2014. As a part of this program we hope to see businesses participate and become environmental leaders in community while establishing a brand that is clearly recognizable with consumers.