Green Policy   JAMAICANELDERLY,DISABLED CHARITABLE TRUST

 

  1. Purpose

 

This document describes Jamaican Elderly Disabled Charitable Trust policies and procedures for conducting their operations and activities in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner.

 

  1. Background

 

In 2020, Jamaican Elderly Disabled Charitable Trust officially declare, a commitment to the protection of the environment and responsible use of natural resources.  As the Trustees of Jamaican, elderly disabled charitable trust acknowledge living systems and the application of the knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce illness and disability.  As proactive keepers of the Charity, the (JEDCT) community embraces pollution prevention and sustainable development while continually seeking to reduce resource consumption.

 

The Jamaican Elderly Disabled Charitable Trust environmental policy establishes the following important commitments:

 

  • Compliance with all council, and local environmental laws and regulations, as well as Executive Orders.
  • Prevention of pollution by minimizing the generation of wastes where possible, reducing consumption, recycling materials, and disposing of wastes in an environmentally responsible manner.
  • Integration of environmental and health considerations into decision-making processes.
  • Reduce the environmental impact of Trustees commuting to and from office and JEDCT, transportation of Volunteers between facilities.

 

All Jamaican elderly disabled charitable trusts volunteers are responsible for being aware of the environmental and health impacts of their roles and for continually striving to minimize these impacts as set forth in this policy.

 

  1. Policy

 

Jamaican elderly Disabled Charitable Trust is committed to protecting public health by conducting our operations and activities in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner.  We are committed to complying with all applicable laws and regulations.  We recognize that reducing and, where possible, eliminating the environmental impacts of our activities is an important part of our mission as stewards of public health.  We strive to be a leader in achieving environmental excellence, and will work with our volunteers and other internal and external entities to establish and follow principles, in conjunction with the Environmental Policy of, the council that will guide Jamaican elderly disabled charitable trust environmental practices.

 

The Jamaican elderly disabled charitable trust guiding principles and practices to achieve resource conservation, waste reduction, and sustainability overall is set out below:

 

  • Comply with mandatory requirements and conduct our activities and operate our facilities within applicable environmental laws and regulations
  • Conserve energy and other natural resources
  • Encourage volunteers to use mass transit
  • Reduce, reuse, and recycle to reduce waste
  • Minimize the production of hazardous waste
  • Adopt green procurement practices
  • Ensure all volunteers complete the environmental awareness training
  • Continue to review and minimize the impacts of our activities

 

  1. Responsibilities

 

  1. Energy 

 

Trustees Shall:

 

  1. Turn off lights when not in use and use natural light when possible.
  2. Turn off, not just log off, all computers, terminals, speakers and other office equipment at the end of every work day
  3. Turn off your power strip at the end of every work day
  4. Activate the power down features on your computer and monitor to enter into a low power or sleep mode when not in use.
  5. Unplug equipment that drains energy even when not in use (e.g., cell phone chargers, fans, coffee makers, desktop printers, radios).
  6. Use compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) in desk lamps as opposed to incandescent lights whenever possible.
  7. Use the stairs when possible.
  8. Utilize videoconferencing and conference calls as an alternative to travel when possible.
  9. Limit the use of space heaters.

 

  1. Reduction of material consumption

Trustees shall:

 

  1. Avoid using paper by distributing and storing documents electronically.
  2. Print and photocopy only, and use double sides if possible.
  3. Tell staff and colleagues that you prefer double-sided documents.
  4. Use the other side of old documents for faxes, scrap paper, or drafts.

 

  1. Reduce Fossil Fuel Consumption and Air Pollution

 

Trustees shall:

 

  1. Ride mass transit or other alternative forms of transportation, whenever possible.
  2. Use carpools or vanpools, when possible, over single use cars.
  3. Telework one day a week, if possible.

 

  1. Minimize Waste and Increase Recycle

 

  1. Use durable reusable beverage containers, plates, and utensils.
  2. Reduce the amount of toner in documents that prints when possible.
  3. Print documents in black and white or grayscale whenever possible.
  4. Recycle paper, paper products, plastic, binders, folders, catalogs, boxes, bottles, cans, batteries, electronics, toner and ink cartridges.
  5. Recycle plastic and paper products in accordance with council regulations if located Brent Council facilities other than the parks. Plans for implementing recycling will be done by the Green Team.
  6. Donate used furniture and electronics through our website.

 

  1. Minimize Toxics and Hazardous Waste

 

  1. Do not pour toxic or hazardous substances down the drain.
  2. Reduce the use of toxic chemicals and use less toxic alternatives wherever possible.
  3. Do not use or purchase mercury or mercury-containing equipment, unless approval has been permitted..
  4. Design experiments, when possible, to use less toxic or hazardous substances.
  5. Purchase chemicals in the smallest quantities needed to avoid over-ordering.
  6. Dispose of hazardous chemicals appropriately and in accordance with the NIH Disposal Guide and other legal requirements.

 

  1. Committment to Green

 

Trustees Shall:

 

  1. Purchase copier and printer paper that contains at least 30% post-consumer recycled content.
  2. Purchase office supplies and furniture that contain the highest percentage of recycled and non-toxic content whenever possible.
  3. Purchase products that contain biobased content whenever possible.
  4. Purchase Energy Star office equipment.
  5. Use the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) to identify computers and monitors with environmental attributes and purchase computers and monitors with at least a Bronze rating.
  6. Purchase quality furniture and electronics that are no longer wanted.

 

 

  1. Increasing Awareness of Jamaican Elderly Disabled Charitable Trust Impact on the Environment and Public Health