Most people would think you were crazy if you walked to work in Arizona’s July heat. But at Greenway Health, that shows a commitment to the company’s green efforts.
Some employees at Greenway Health are so committed to the July “Greenway Goes Green” month that they’re braving the scorching summer temperatures to bike and walk to work.
About five employees are using transportation other than a car, including bicycles and the bus, while other employees are carpooling to work.
These aren’t the only green choices Greenway Health employees are making. They are also bringing reusable water bottles to work, using desk lamps instead of overhead lighting, recycling and using “treeless” paper. The company is offering incentives to employees who make eco-friendly lifestyle changes.
The company decided to go green to show “employees the benefits and ease of going green,” says Mike McKenzy, of Greenway Health, a direct marketing health and nutrition company.
McKenzy says the young staff, most of the employees are in their mid-20s to early 30s, wasn’t well versed in green solutions. Company officials wanted to show the employees easy, cost-effective ways to help conserve and preserve.
But, they are “amazed by what little things, if adopted by large numbers of people, can do,” McKenzy says.
The feedback has been great and McKenzy hopes the employees won’t ditch their new habits once July is over. He says the chances of the green efforts continuing year round are pretty good. When the company initiates programs like this one, “it sticks,” he says.
Greenway Health’s employees set an example for everyone. Just a little change can make a difference.