3rd Annual Sustainability Report

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Parley and tomatoes

Efs continued to make improvements in reducing our environmental impact in 2014. Our paper usage continued to drop as we’ve gone increasingly paperless. We began with audit files in 2012, adding individual tax returns in 2013, and eventually all client files in 2014. We took advantage of Efficiency Maine’s newest rebate program by having our client, Maine Alternative Comfort, install a 2nd mini-split heat pump. In the spring, we planted two new apple trees along the edge of our parking lot, and in the summer, we adopted three garden plots on Main Street in Bangor and planted flowers, thyme, parsley, and tomatoes. From spring to mid-winter, as part of our wellness and sustainability programs, we subsidized three Community Supported Agriculture(CSA) shares that were split among employees. Nettie Fox Farm delivered pounds of fresh, organic vegetables each week in the summer and storage vegetables each month in the fall and winter. While our progress towards sustainability has slowed somewhat now that we have completed the main tasks, we remain committed to the environment and will continue to look for new ways to do more with less.