Unley Publications : Unley Life Autumn 2018
16 The City of Unley has been recognised for its commitment to workplace sustainability, winning a coveted CitySwitch Signatory of the Year Award. CitySwitch, a national program offering support to commercial office tenants to improve office energy and waste ef ficiency, runs the annual CitySwitch Awards showcasing signatories that have demonstrated outstanding environmental leadership. City of Unley Environmental Projects Coordinator Kat Ryan says the Council has implemented innovative measures such as mini-desk ecobins, LED lighting upgrades, the purchase of two electric assist bicycles and the provision of KeepCups to all staff members. “ We’re thrilled to have won this award as all the positive work we’re doing is spreading beyond the Council and sending a fantastic message to all our stakeholders, industry peers and the wider community,” Ms Ryan says. “CitySwitch also provides a unique oppor tunity for the Council to suppor t local office-based businesses to access practical tools and suppor t for reducing their carbon emissions and improving business performance through sustainability.” The Council has had a number of early adopters, including Turner Real Estate. Turner Real Estate General Manager Emma Slape says the company has done extensive work to become more sustainable since it moved into new premises on Greenhill Road. “ T his program will keep us focused on our sustainability goals and help us to engage more with the City of Unley and the activities it undertakes to support business in their community,” Ms Slape says. If you run an office-based business within the City of Unley with at least five staff or desks and are interested in getting involved, please visit unley.sa.gov.au/city-switch Switched on to sustainable workplace environment “ This program will keep us focused on our sustainability goals and help us to engage more with the City of Unley." Emma Slape Emma Slape and Lachlan Turner, Turner Real Estate.
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