NeighborWorks America is committed to reducing the environmental impact of our own practices and those of our network.
This commitment underlies everything we do. In fact, it's included in our strategic plan for 2012-2016: “NeighborWorks America commits to employ and promote green and sustainable practices for the long-term benefit of residents and communities.”
Expand Green Organization designations
We encourage all of our more than 240 NeighborWorks network members to become NeighborWorks Green Organizations
To support our members in becoming leaders in this arena, we offer education, training and other resources in each of the areas covered by the Green Organization guidelines
Reducing environmental impact
NeighborWorks made a commitment in 2002 to reduce our environmental impact and has made significant progress. NeighborWorks America's Washington, DC, headquarters has been awarded LEED Silver status. In addition, our headquarters and regional offices in Denver, Atlanta, Kansas City and Los Angeles are certified as "gold" by the Green Business Bureau, while our offices in New York, Boston and Cincinnati are certified as "platinum." Our goal is for our other regional offices to be certified as well.
Meanwhile, we educate our employees and through them, their families -- working to ensure that green practices are integrated in our daily lives.