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A Sustainable Approach

Sus­tain­abil­i­ty is some­thing that’s always been at the heart of how we do busi­ness at Bell­mont Part­ners: We’re focused on form­ing last­ing, sus­tain­able rela­tion­ships with our clients and strate­gic part­ners. We don’t want to be a flash in the pan: We’re here for the long-term, and we’re proud to say our strat­e­gy has paid off – we’re cel­e­brat­ing our 22nd anniver­sary this August.

In terms of sus­tain­abil­i­ty from an envi­ron­men­tal stand­point, although we’ve always worked to be good stew­ards of our envi­ron­ment, we decid­ed to for­mal­ize our efforts in April 2017. Over the past 14 months, we’re proud to have rolled out sev­er­al new green prac­tices around the office, with the goal of reduc­ing our agency’s over­all foot­print on the plan­et to ensure it’s beau­ti­ful, clean and green for future generations.

Our biggest change around the office has been the intro­duc­tion of organ­ics recy­cling, or com­post­ing. With help from the folks at Hen­nepin Coun­ty Busi­ness Recy­cling, we found out that our office build­ing already had a com­mer­cial organ­ics recy­cling dump­ster, which is picked up by our building’s waste hauler and tak­en to a com­mer­cial com­post­ing facil­i­ty where it breaks down into nutri­ent-rich soil and fer­til­iz­er. After a few tri­al-and-error rounds of find­ing the right com­post bins and employ­ee edu­ca­tion ses­sions, we now com­post all of our food waste, includ­ing at events.

In addi­tion to com­post­ing, we’ve begun pur­pose­ful­ly seek­ing out more sus­tain­able office sup­plies, such as addi­tion­al re-usable uten­sils, plates, bowls and glass­es for the kitchen, high-effi­cien­cy light­bulbs for lamps and car­tridge-free print­er ink. For events, we’ve also rolled out com­postable plates, uten­sils and nap­kins and clear­ly mark how to dis­pose of food waste vs. recy­clables vs. trash so guests aren’t confused.

We’ve also had some fun with our new focus on sus­tain­abil­i­ty: we com­plet­ed two Lean+Green Chal­lenges – friend­ly health & well­ness and sus­tain­abil­i­ty com­pe­ti­tions – through Hen­nepin Coun­ty Health@Work, par­tic­i­pat­ed in Car-Free Day with Move Min­neapo­lis and are grow­ing our own herbs and veg­eta­bles on our patio this summer.

We’re proud of the work we’ve done to become a more sus­tain­able busi­ness, putting into action one of our agency’s core val­ues: being invest­ed in our local and glob­al com­mu­ni­ty. With each new year, we expand our plan with ideas of how we can become even more envi­ron­men­tal­ly friend­ly and an excel­lent mem­ber of our community.

If you have any ques­tions about how we imple­ment­ed these ini­tia­tives at our office, feel free to drop us a line at We’d love to chat!

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