All retail stores and donation centres opened since 2016 are equipped with LED, DLC approved lights.
The Edmonton Impact Centre has been equipped with motion sensor lights in its warehouse area with the goal of reducing its electrical consumption. As part of the Goodwill Industries of Alberta Sustainability Action Plan, all new buildings and renovations will have to comply with energy environmental standards.
We work closely with the communities where we operate for a positive impact. We are always looking to forge new partnerships to address environmental and social issues
The Edmonton Impact Centre is an innovative concept that brings different community partners together to forge synergies with the goal of supporting Albertans with disabilities, and to address some of the most concerning environmental issues that our communities are currently facing, such as the excess of items in good conditions being dispose of at the landfill.
Great examples of these partnerships with Goodwill includes: College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving, the University of Alberta and ATB Financial.
The partnership between College Hunks and Goodwill consists in the donation of furniture, electronics, metals, among other items to Goodwill. These donated goods are given a second life at the retail stores, and outlet store or finally through the Goodwill Reuse and Recycling Program.
The partnership with the University of Alberta consists in the donation of clothing and household items to Goodwill from students that need to leave the residences for the summer. Most of these items will be donated immediately; however some will be stored, merchandised, and sold to incoming residents in August. This synergy allows the diversion of many items from the landfill while impacting in a positive way the lives of many Albertans with disabilities.
Another partnership we entered is with ATB Financial. Together, we divert items from landfills and provide meaningful employment opportunities to Albertans living with disabilities. We are in the midst of launching a furniture refurbishment program that will divert more furniture from the landfill and create job opportunities for Albertans with disabilities. For more, please visit the ATB Financial Report.
It’s a win-win for donors, Goodwill and the environment as we responsibly reuse, re-purpose and recycle, keeping items out of the waste stream entirely and supporting Goodwill’s job training and placement programs.