In the last five or six years, the prevalence of workplace wellness programs and sustainability initiatives has increased tremendously. A 2012 RAND report sponsored by the US Department of Labor and the US Department of Health and Human Services notes that “92 percent of employers with 200 or more employees reported offering [health and wellness programs] in 2009.” A 2011 KPMG report notes that “sustainability has moved up the corporate agenda over the past three years.” According to the report, “sixty-two percent of companies surveyed have a strategy for corporate sustainability, up from just over half in February 2008…” The American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) now has nearly 700 signatories (including APUS), indicating the increasing environmental consciousness within the educational community. … Read the rest
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by Kelly Wenner
The Sustainability Committee of American Public University System recently participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new solar array at their Charles Town, West Virginia location.Â Guests from a variety of industries visited the campus to view the new installation, and had the opportunity to learn about the importance of solar energy from project managers Mountain View (MTV) Solar and Solarworld.Â In choosing solar energy as an option, companies are striving to be both environmentally and financially sustainable.… Read the rest
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