Sustainability and Environmental Stewardship
DP Leadership Associates strives to use sustainable practices, committed to the following:
1. Workshop materials and office supplies where possible are eco-friendly, recycled and reused where possible
a. Recycled, no ink, flip chart paper: standard charts are reused between workshops
where possible, all used paper is recycled or home composted.
b. Photocopy paper used is recycled, post consumer waste paper where possible
c. Binders are not purchased for workshops. They may be reused or not used at all.
d. Eco-journals are used for workshops so participants can create their own notes,
reflections, and action items and are used between multiple workshops.
e. Where possible other supplies are environmentally friendly, file folders are reused.
f. Reusable sticky is used for hanging flip chart paper rather than tape.
g. Powerpoint slides are not printed for notes. They are edited and summarized with
information from the workshop and subsequently emailed to participants.
h. Where possible supplies are purchased that are made locally with sustainable materials
and designed for reuse where possible.
Refreshments provided for workshops are locally
grown or manufactured. For example: chocolates from Brockmann’s in Tilbury,
fresh vegs/fruit in season grown locally, cheese from Saltspring Island.
2. DP Leadership’s home office location provides for no commuting, other than to client locations
and meetings booked efficiently to reduce travel. Where possible communication is done through technology to minimize impact
on the environment. Transit is taken when at all possible. Home office meeting space was renovated by local contractor using
sustainable materials. Office furniture was designed and made locally. Home office is well insulated with separate heating
controls, natural light provides lighting on bright days. All files are kept
electronically rather than printed, unless required. . Home garden uses composted office paper and vegetables and fruit are
organically grown. All cleaning and personal products in home and office are eco-friendly.
3. Debbie's Tri-namics book is printed on recycled, 100% post consumer waste paper. All future books
and resources will be either created electronically as e-books or printed in the most current sustainable method.