With hundreds of beneficiaries receiving furniture donations from Green Standards to kick off 2020, we wanted to feature non-profit, Theatre Puget Sound (TPS) in Seattle who refreshed their auditorium and common areas with donated chairs, tables and more.
Theatre Puget Sound works to create a robust and equitable theatre program. They support, artists and arts sector employees with professional development, shared resources, and community networking opportunities in order to help sustain the local theatre community and create opportunities for communities often underrepresented in the field.
“The audiences for shows in our venues will be much more comfortable when attending. Here is a picture of the Black Box Theatre with the previous chairs, which were narrow, armless & not all that comfortable” says Richard Shaefer at TPS Theatre.
Green Standards had the pleasure of working with TPS Theatre these past couple of weeks to facilitate in-kind donations from a corporate partner in Seattle. By donating these furniture items, our client was able to divert their surplus furniture and equipment from landfill while supporting more than 50 local community organizations in the process.
So far in 2020, Green Standards have made in-kind donations of furniture and equipment worth more than $500,000 to more than 150 non-profits across North America. In the process, we kept more than 1,200 tons of furnishings out of the landfill in January, through the sustainable decommission of our client’s corporate offices.
Wonderful organization, found a clever way to help local not-for-profits with their furniture needs. Everyone I have dealt with has been helpful, friendly, and professional, including the truckers who deliver furniture to the door!” – Richard Shaefer, TPS
About Theatre Puget Sound
Theatre Puget Sound (TPS) is a leadership and service organization founded in 1997 to advocate for the region’s growing theatre community and administer much-needed services. TPS is an organization which seeks to promote theater as a profession for all individuals, increasing access to the art form. They provide support for institutions seeking to become anti-racist and for those who wish to support healthy and inclusive practices in all their creative endeavors.
TPS want to live in a world where…
- Artists can live sustainably as artists in our community.
- Representation is not an afterthought.
- Every person in the Puget Sound is positively affected by theatre.
- There is no dominant culture as gatekeeper to space, resources, decision-making, and programming.
- Theatre is not a privilege, but the norm.
- Theatre is integral to our lives in community.
- Theatre does not have to justify its existence, even in an economic downturn.
- Theatre is necessary for the health and growth of our community and our world.
TPS is committed to examining their work through an equity lens and offers meaningful support to those organizations working to do the same. It is essential work for the health of the organization and the fabric of our society.
About Green Standards Ltd.
A Circular Economy-Inspired Office Solution
Millions of tons of office furniture and equipment are sent to landfill each year in North America. We’re here to change that. By working with forward-thinking corporations we’re able to recover usable resources and repurpose valuable products to the benefit of businesses, the environment and communities across North America.
Our sustainable decommission program has diverted 59,000+ tons of surplus furniture and equipment from landfill and donated more than $29 million worth of in-kind donations to 5,000+ non-profits across North America since inception.
The 59,000+ tons diverted equals more than 172,000 metric tons of CO2e emissions reduced with a 98.6% landfill diversion rate on more than 1500 projects.
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