The energy conservation program developed by CUPE 4156 (District School Board of Niagara) helped save more than five million kilowatt hours of power, which reduced carbon dioxide emissions by about 2,000 tonnes.
CUPE 2202 (City of Kingston) set up a voluntary environment committee among its library workers. Workers set up the committee to promote carpooling, recycling, food composting, and cutting back on materials and supplies to save money and reduce waste.
CUPE members from the Hospital Employees’ Union in BC have a workplace environment committee at the 100 Mile House Health Centre. Known as the Green Team, the committee has put a recycling system in place at the health centre, run a successful recycling awareness program, and plans to implement a composting program.