Commitment to the Community
Blueprint owners and senior management are actively engaged in the vibrant community of Paris, Ontario. They have committed time, energy and resources to bettering the areas in which they live. Some of the activities that they have been engaged in are as follows:
President and Past President of the Paris Chamber of Commerce
Past Chair of the Brantford Chamber Business Excellence Committee
Member of the Brant Economic Development Advisory Committee
Children's Aid Society of Brant parent recruitment advisory board
Past President of Paris Soccer Club
Chair of the Rotary District 7090 Youth Exchange Program
Member of the Grand Erie Immigration Partnership - Newcomer Advisory Group
Sponsor of numerous charity events, sports teams, to the point where we have made (literally!) clowns of ourselves participating in the Rotary Clown for Kids
Blueprint is taking steps to decrease our environmental footprint. We have been inspired by the CERES principles; a 10 point code of corporate environmental conduct issued by the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies, to work towards better environmental practices. Some of the measures taken include:
Upcycling! The Blueprint owners are avid fans of old artifacts to turn into usable office items. When the new office was constructed, doors from an historic building in Paris were refinished and are utilized in the new office space as a unique reference to past and present.
Electronic Recycling: Blueprint takes its unusable electronic products that have bit the dust and brings them to a local electronic recycling company. Proceeds from the recycling are used to fund youth programs in the local community.
Printing Less: We are being smart about paper usage by not printing every email and using blue box recycling.
Energy Efficiency: Office lights and gadgets are switched off when not in use and we use energy efficient bulbs where appropriate. We also incorporate a timed thermostat.
Paper Recycling: We have a recycling box at each desk to make it easy to recycle paper and plastics.
Service Trades: Blueprint is a community-based agency that prides itself on partnering with small start-ups. We have often carried out service trades where website work is provided in exchange for services. This recently took the shape of office painting work in exchange for work on a website.
Extra/Over Products: Are donated to local volunteer groups, sports clubs and charities.