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Northstar Green Initiatives

2011/2012 - Northstar Began to Think Outside the Bottle Company-Wide

  • Eliminated all paper and plastic cups from the office and gifted each employee with a ecofriendly water bottle for their own personal use
  • Began turning off lights when offices and conference rooms were unoccupied
  • Added a recycle bin to all employee offices and cubicles
  • Installed more Confidential Paper Destruction bins throughout all offices
  • Employees volunteered for Friends of the Park Clean Up Day for Earth Day
  • Employees volunteered for the very second annual 5K for Earth Day in Humboldt Park

2012/2013 - Northstar Expanded its Plan for Green

  • Eliminated plastic cutlery from employee break-rooms and replaced with silver flatwareNorthstar_Think_Green
  • Eliminated 90% of bottled water orders
  • Replaced kitchen napkins with ecofriendly biodegradable napkins
  • Gifted each employee with a reusable, insulated lunch bag
  • Employees volunteered for third annual 5K for Earth Day in Humboldt Park

2014 - Northstar Continues Thinking Green

  • Continued with all green initiatives from years one and two
  • Participated in Soles 4 Souls shoe drive. Soles 4 Souls advances its anti-poverty mission by collecting new and used shoes and clothes from individuals, schools, faith-based institutions, civic organizations and corporate partners, then distributing those shoes and clothes both via direct donations to people in need and by provisioning qualified micro-enterprise programs designed to create jobs in poor and disadvantaged communities.
  • Gifted over 120 ecofriendly tote-bags to all Northstar employees

2014 and Beyond - Northstar Continues Commitment to Thinking Green

  • Participating in IGT Solutions Corporation Corporation’s Cell Phones for Soldiers Program. Cell Phones for Soldiers provides cost-free communication services allowing active-duty military members to call home while deployed, and also helps veterans as they transition into post-combat life.
  • Participating in IGT Solutions Corporation Corporation’s Battery Program via M & K Recovery, a sustainable company focused on recycling batteries, LCD glass, copper, aluminum, etc.