Edwards Wildman is pleased to announce that it has donated $7,150 of in-kind donations to support community organizations in Washington, DC.
In summer 2014, Edwards Wildman relocated its Washington, DC office to 1875 Eye Street, NW, and determined that some of its existing office furniture would no longer be needed. In order to avoid unnecessary and environmentally unfriendly disposal of these items, Edwards Wildman partnered with Green Standards
, a sustainability firm specializing in corporate solutions, to ensure that the furniture did not end up as waste.
Green Standards lined up beneficiaries, and coordinated the removal and delivery of the donations. Three organizations were able to benefit from the donations: Boys Town Washington DC; Habitat for Humanity - Patuxent; and Community Fork Lift. In response to the donation, Sharon Farbizio, Director of Operations at Patuxent Habitat for Humanity, stated, "Thank you for this donation. The proceeds from the sale of these generous donations will be used to help us to build homes for deserving families."
Edwards Wildman's projects with Green Standards have resulted in 18 tons of materials diverted from landfill and 64 tonnes of CO2 emissions reduced. This is equal to reducing gasoline consumption by 7,164 gallons; growing 1,637 tree seedlings for 10 years; and offsetting electricity use from nine homes for one year.
Millions of tons of corporate furniture go to landfill each year. Edwards Wildman and Green Standards worked together to support environmental stewardship and community investment goals. Please click to view the complete report