NC Arts Council Steps that our division has already taken (or is currently taking) to increase sustainability and environmental performance, reduce waste, save energy, etc. Use of digital grant documents for panels and staff. Easily accessible recycling bins in central locations and in individual offices. Emphasis on printing less and conducting more work online. Discontinued magazine subscriptions that are not essential to the work done in our programs. Removed individual desk printers. Increased use of digital recordkeeping. Old files and documents have been digitally archived, non-essential documents and materials have been recycled or repurposed including donations to prison libraries, schools, and other organizations. Out of date materials shredded and biproduct used for manufacture of paper towels. Use of plants to improve air quality. New lighting scheduled to improve energy efficiency with the use of timers. Future steps that our division would like to explore/research to increase sustainability and environmental performance, reduce waste, and save energy. Improve heating and cooling efficiency to address employee comfort and avoid use of space heaters and fans. Change out the windows in the building so that they are energy efficient and reduce leakage. Replace old printers that waste paper/materials. Use less paper in procedural functions. Use more online resources for NCAC programs (as opposed to print materials). Use companies that offer green caterer packaging when large orders are placed for panels, symposia, etc. Flexible working hours to avoid peak traffic. Allow and increase appropriate use of remote work stations, such as home offices.