Conservation@Work

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What does it mean to be Conservation@Work certified?

A: Conservation@Work is a regional program recognizing businesses and organizations that incorporate a variety of environmentally friendly practices into their business campus maintenance and daily operations. Please see our Conservation@Work checklist to learn more.

Q: Can we qualify if we don’t have a corporate campus?

A: Yes. The goals of Conservation@Work are to recognize conservation leaders that implement practices such as recycling, composting, locally sourcing, etc. BACT provides employee enrichment opportunities with signature “Lunch & Learn” programs.

Q: What are the benefits of Conservation@Work?

A: Conservation@Work certified organizations that would like to inspire others receive:

  • Recognition on the BACT website
  • Publication in BACT print & e-newsletters
  • Promotion via social media
  • Exciting sponsorship opportunities
  • A one-year membership to BACT
  • A distinguished Conservation@Work campus sign

Q: Can Conservation@Work help our landscaping crew reduce the amount of water and chemicals needed to maintain our property?

A: Yes. Conservation@Work encourages the use of native plants that are adapted to unique soil and regional climate conditions, enabling them to survive drought, flood, and fire.

Q: Does our staff need to develop a conservation ethic for our organization to become Conservation@Work certified?

A: Yes. Chances are your organization is already striving to reduce waste by recycling and turning off lights. Hosting a “Lunch & Learn” presentation in your workplace to educate employees on eco-friendly practices they can incorporate at home completes this requirement.

Q: Can we get certified, but still keep some mowed turf on our campus?

A: Yes. The goal of Conservation@Work is not to eliminate all turf grass. Landscaping with native plants in strategic parts of a corporate campus along with turf grass adds beauty as well as conservation benefits.

Q: Can Conservation@Work provide organic alternatives to chemical pesticides and herbicides?

A: Yes. The Conservation@Work program provides information to those seeking non-chemical controls for weeds and pests. In some cases, limited chemical application may be recommended for eliminating invasive species.

Q: How do I get started?

A: To get started with a campus consultation, click here or contact our Conservation@Work coordinator, Beth Adler, at 847-387-3149.