While we strive to make a positive impact wherever we go, our own backyard has always been fertile ground for doing good.
Giving back and supporting our local community is very important to the Alter Eco family. That's why every employee is encouraged to take three paid work days per year to support a cause of their choice. These causes range from planting trees and beach and park cleanups to serving food at homeless shelters, building green spaces in urban neighbourhoods, and supporting local cause-related events like Earth Day. We also make regular cash and product donations to the organisations our team members feel passionate about, and support local vendors helping to reduce waste.
One of the most memorable events from recent years came from our annual holiday party. We partnered with an inspiring organization called Turning Wheels for Kids, who provide children with brand new bikes to encourage life long habits of exercise, outdoor activity and independence. As a team, we purchased, built and donated brand new bikes to ten disadvantaged children in our neighbourhood.
At our headquarters in San Francisco, every Alter Eco employee takes a tour of the city's groundbreaking Recology plant, so we can all be advocates for proper recycling and waste disposal. And as charter members of Bay Area advocacy group OSC2, we are leading the shift away from plastic packaging. Because when it comes to backyards, we think the wrapper protecting your truffle should fertilise your soil instead of pollute the oceans.
We’ve been a proud SF Green Business since 2010. By purchasing Alter Eco products, you directly contribute to the sustainability of our natural resources and the sustainability of our business. SF Green Businesses go through a rigorous process focused on key areas of purchasing, use, and disposal to become sustainable on pollution prevention, waste management, energy efficiency and conservation practices.