Sustainability is not a goal, it's a journey.
Environmental responsibility and sustainability are very much a part of our business philosophy at Maverick. We believe that our long-term success is inexorably linked to environmental consciousness. In addition to our aggressive MPG and equipment initiatives we have also implemented many other environmental initiatives over the past several years.
On Campus Recycling
Three years ago we began our in-office recycling program that has drastically reduced waste on the Maverick campus. When we realized that many of our employees had no home recycling access, we provided drop-off facilities on our campus.
On the Maverick campus, we exchanged traditional dinnerware with tree-free dinnerware made of bagasse, a renewable sugar cane byproduct. Also, our cutlery is composed of environmentally friendly vegetable plant starch. These products biodegrade in approximately 90 days instead of 400 years like their plastic counterparts. Additionally, our coffee cups are compostable and made from 100% recycled, 60% post-consumer fiber. All materials used to produce the cups and lids are sourced from fully renewable resources.
Maverick distributes weekly environmental tips that raise awareness on topics ranging from inexpensive weatherization tips for the home to junk mail removal lists.
We partnered with the nationally-recognized architectural firm Polk Stanley Wilcox to design sustainable structures and landscape that conserves energy and water, ultimately lowering our campus operating costs.
Maverick conducted a very thorough energy audit on our campus. This aids the development of our comprehensive energy management program. Education combined with better products like motion-sensed lighting, light emitting diodes (LED's) and energy efficient appliances allow us to reduce our consumption of precious finite resources.
Maverick is an active part of the bi-annual electronic waste recycling event. Not only do we collect electronic waste from our office, but we encourage employees and their families to bring their items to be recycled as well.