ROCHESTER, NY (August 9, 2012) - PathStone has announced its commitment to saving energy and protecting the environment as it seeks the national Green NeighborWorks® Organization designation.
“Sustainability practices and green ideas are becoming more the norm, pushing both non-profit and for-profit business to change their practices,” said Stuart Mitchell, President & CEO of PathStone Corporation. “PathStone has been ahead of this curve in making energy-saving improvements in thousands of homes across Western New York, and through the efficient use of company resources. We look forward to achieving this new green designation.”
PathStone plans to “go green” by setting specific goals around waste reduction and energy savings; it is taking corporate responsibility and its environmental impact to a new level. Over the next few months, PathStone will be submitting all the required documentation to achieve the Green NeighborWorks Organization designation and looks forward to sharing its experience and encouraging other non-profits to emulate PathStone’s efforts to “go green”.
NeighborWorks America creates opportunities for people to improve their lives and strengthen their communities by providing access to homeownership and to safe and affordable rental housing. In the last five years, NeighborWorks organizations have generated more than $19.5 billion in reinvestment in these communities. NeighborWorks America is the nation’s leading trainer of community development and affordable housing professionals.
The Green NeighborWorks Organization designation was created by NeighborWorks America to encourage network organizations to adopt comprehensive sustainable approaches to serving their communities. Not only is it important to incorporate green practices in everyday service delivery, but NeighborWorks hopes to see organizations incorporating sustainability into day-to-day practices to maximize the financial, social and environmental benefits that greening can bring.
PathStone is a Rochester, NY based non-profit community development and human services organization, that provides services to low-income families and economically distressed communities throughout New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, Indiana, Virginia, Vermont, and Puerto Rico. It is a NeighborWorks America Chartered Organization and a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).