April 22, 2009
Happy Earth Day!  As we continue our sustainability efforts throughout Avanti, it is our hope and goal that you will embrace this program on an individual basis as well.  And what better excuse to start than earth day?

One good way for you to begin your personal effort is to visit the LIVE GREEN webpage at that explains our green initiatives.  This will help you learn more about how to take sustainability with you when you leave at the end of the day and put it into practice at home.  

We'd also like to share some 'Green Tips' Avanti style.  We are exploring the option of adding this movie to our public website in the near future.
(username: avantireps
password: boostyoursalesQ2) 
This movie might take a second to load, but please be patient!
Survey Says!
For those of you who completed our survey, thank you.  We had a great response and received a lot of valuable feedback.  Some of those results are shared below.

Average self-score for environmental responsiblity of Avanti employees is 6.0 out of 10.

Most important eco-initiative is participating in local projects to increase Detroit's green spaces
If you have not had a chance to complete the survey you still have that opportunity by clicking HERE.  It will only take a few minutes.  More results will be published in the next issue of BRIGHT IDEAS.

Save the Date: June 10th
As our survey revealed, participating in local initiatives ranks very high on the list for many of us.  On June 10th, all three Avanti offices will come together to help with a project on behalf of the Greening of Detroit.  We look forward to this opportunity to positively impact our environment on a local level.

Thanks for taking the time to participate in this initiative,

cal kerr 

Cal Kerr
avanti recycled
"Meeting the needs of the present without compromising
the ability of future generations to meet their own needs"

The BRIGHT IDEAS survey and e-letter are offered by Avanti's sustainability steering committee.  Please see them at any time with your suggestions and comments as we all move this effort forward. 
They are:  Matt Gall, Alana Glantz, Charlotte Hill, Athena Inempolidis, Cal Kerr, Dave Phipps, Liza Pulgini and Nick Tritt.