#Compete #Save #Win
This year AE Works has thrown our hat into the ring to compete in Sustainable Pittsburgh’s Green Workplace Challenge (GWC). We are participating in the small business category and are fortunate to have the 2015 Small non-profit winner, GTECH Strategies, as our neighbor and GWC mentor.
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Through our participation in this competition, we’ve had the opportunity to welcome community partners into our office. Sustainable Pittsburgh’s Emily Palmer, Carol Pan and Anastasia Stolz helped us kick things off with a presentation on GWC. We also had Lisa Kay Schweyer from Southwestern Pennsylvanian Commission’s CommuteInfo Program share their mission and swing by the office in one of their commuter vans.
Additionally, we’re excited to participate in the Team aspect of the competition. Our “East” team consists of GTECH Strategies, East End Food Coop, Fireman Creative, Homewood Children’s Village, Optimus Technologies, Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse & Shift Collaborative. We are excited to learn from one another and look forward to partnering in some sustainability initiatives!
Our mentor GTECH Strategies has been very supportive from the onset of the competition this summer and have helped us out tremendously. They’ve answered our questions, given us pep talks and helped us out with our strategy plan. Our monthly meetings allow us to check up on each other and keep us on target.