Ecological Associates, Inc. (“EAI”) is pleased to announce the inception of its Sustainability Initiative! Our mission is to protect the natural environment by providing high quality scientific research, compliance, and permitting services that help minimize, mitigate, and understand the impacts of our clients’ projects. We developed this Sustainability Initiative to reduce the environmental impact of our corporate operations as part of our belief that we should “do no harm” in the process of providing services to our clients.
To EAI, Earth Day is a reminder of why we do what we do. We are pleased to have Earth Day every day through the goals and actions posed in our Sustainability Initiative. We are implementing this Sustainability Initiative within three focus areas. Our goals and objectives related to these focus areas are aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (“UN SDG”), wherever possible:
- Waste: EAI aims to produce the minimum amount of waste necessary to perform business operations. In situations where waste production is inevitable, reuse or recycling will be implemented as much as possible. The goal of waste reduction aligns with UN SDG 12 to “Ensure Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns.”
- Energy: EAI aims to reduce unnecessary energy consumption and carbon emissions wherever possible, and offset emissions that are inescapable. This goal aligns with UN SDG 7 to “Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.”
- Community: EAI aims to engage both employees and the surrounding community to participate in sustainable activities. Our goal is to encourage our employees to partake in sustainable actions, both as individuals and on behalf of the company, as well as to make a local impact via community engagement. This goal aligns with UN SDGs 14 & 15 “Life on Land” and “Life Below Water” as well as UN SDG 4, “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.”
Stay tuned as we provide updates on our Sustainability Initiative, especially upcoming community events!