In August 2014, Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland was awarded the NeighborWorks® America Green Organization Designation, joining a number of sustainable organizations throughout the country that will lead the affordable housing and community development industry to a more sustainable future.
NHS of Greater Cleveland has adopted a set of green standards in its organizational operations, as well as in its education, counseling and lending programs and services in order to apply for this standard. Future plans also include exploring alternative energy options and building green knowledge and capacity amongst peers and partners throughout the region.
In 2017, the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste Management District awarded NHS with a recycling container grant for our efforts to promote waste reduction activities. By implementing an improved recycling program, NHS has been able to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in our dumpster. In doing so, we are achieving the following:
- Eliminating the amount of waste that ends up in land fills
- Extending the use of land fills
- Reducing the need for new land fills
- Preserving land, which is a non-renewable resource
- Recycling materials so that they may be repurposed and used again
- Furthering our organizational goals in social responsibility and sustainability
If you or someone you know is looking to make energy efficient home repairs, download a copy of our NHS Energy Efficient Home Repair flier.
ABOUT NEIGHBORWORKS GREEN DESIGNATION
NeighborWorks® believes that sustainability goes far beyond green construction. Providing the most effective green resources, knowledge, and venues for action can impact a community at its core, transforming not only the physical environment that residents work and live in, but their quality of life, personal health and sense of empowerment. The NeighborWorks® Green Organization designation recognizes NeighborWorks® network members who incorporate healthy and sustainable principles into every facet of their operations and throughout their lines of business.
Through the NeighborWorks Green Organization program, NeighborWorks® America supports the comprehensive commitment to sustainable operations conducted by its member organizations that can extend social, financial, health and environmental benefits of green homes and housing practices to thousands of communities and tens of thousands of individuals and families.