Earlier this summer, our Colorado and Pittsburgh locations held paper shredding events. While these events are a great resource for the community to shred their unwanted documents for free, they also have lasting impacts on the environment and the community.
In Pittsburgh, our stores teamed up with Shred-It to provide a 3-day event where community members could shred their paper on-site. In addition to this, participants brought donations for The Education Partnership, a nonprofit that provides critical school supplies to children in Pittsburgh. Thanks to generous donations, we were able to deliver approximately 15 large boxes of school supplies, as well as a cash donation to The Education Partnership. The volume of paper shredded was the equivalent of saving 663 trees.
Our Colorado stores partnered with DataSafe Colorado to shred over 7 tons of paper in just 10 days – the equivalent of 21 cubic yards of space in a landfill! The amount of paper shredded was equal to saving 119 trees, or 700 gallons of oil, 49,000 gallons of water, and 7,000-kilowatt hours of power. Along with this, the stores also collected donations for A Precious Child, a nonprofit that helps bridge the gap in children’s education.
We are so grateful to the communities in both Pittsburgh and Colorado for getting involved in these events and helping us do our part for the environment. At Guardian, we truly stand by our promise to “Go Green” by cutting back on our footprint at every step possible. To learn more about our commitment to the environment, check out our Go Green with Guardian page.