At Delaney and Associates Inc., we recognize that every person, household and business leaves an environmental footprint. We all undertake activities that have impacts; unfortunately, many of these impacts are negative. We are committed to reducing our environmental footprint in our personal and business lives and are always looking for new and innovative ways to do this.
How do we do this? It all comes down to choices.
Minimize Negative Impacts
- We have professional offices in our homes, in Ottawa and Vancouver.
This is a change from the large (and expensive) off-site offices we rented formerly, but eliminates the need for additional infrastructure and maximizes
our existing residential infrastructures. It also allows us to control our energy and water use and to participate in municipal residential recycling and composting programs for our business. Most importantly, our home offices reduce the use of fossil fuels, as our commute to work is a few steps away.
- We reduce our footprint further by working with like-minded colleagues. Teleconferencing is our preferred meeting choice.
- The paper-less office hasn’t totally arrived, but we try hard to minimize the generation of printed materials.
- We choose the green print option whenever possible; for example, we recently special ordered 100% post-consumer paper for our brochures and we always
buy refilled ink and toner cartridges.
- Work does demand some travel, and when it does, we commit to using the
“Zero Footprint” option for air travel.
Maximize Positive Impacts
- We are grateful to be able to give both corporately and personally. Delaney and Associates Inc. supports the following organizations: World Vision Canada, Covenant House Toronto, Canadian Hunger Foundation, CHALICE, The Ottawa Mission, Harvest House, MADD Canada, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, and other organizations working for the sustainability of families, communities, and ecosystems.
- We volunteer in our community.
- One of our strength sectors is the environment, particularly the marine environment, and we continue to build and share expertise in this sector.