Community involvement and preserving our environment

From community involvement across all our locations to initiatives focused on preserving our environment for generations to come, social responsibility is part of Windham’s daily life. We’re committed to being a proactive industry leader by seeking out new and innovative ways to positively influence our impact on the environment.

“We believe everyone, be it a person or company, has a responsibility to improve our planet.”

– Christine Timmins Barry, President & CEO, Windham Professionals

100% Green Power

Windham exclusively uses wind-generated power at our executive office and at each of our call centers. Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from Community Energy, Inc. are acquired at the same rate as our energy usage in order to compensate for 100% of our power—an annual equivalent of driving two million miles. This guarantees that the energy we use is added to the power grid from a windmill farm.

The above efforts have  earned us an EPA Green Power Partnership as a member of their Green Power Leadership Club. Other ways we decrease our environmental footprint include:

  • Installation of automatic, motion-sensitive light switches
  • Purchasing Energy Star rated equipment whenever possible
  • Safe and secure disposal of all electronic equipment

Responsible Shredding Programs

Each location participates in a secure shredding and recycling program. In addition to having received Certificates of Environmental Accomplishment, Windham receives annual “Green Reports” which provide a comprehensive view of our positive impact on the environment. Through this program, each year we:

  • Save over 900 trees from destruction
  • Avoid creating over 9,620 lbs. of CO2 emissions
  • Conserve over 33 cubic yards of landfill space
  • Save over 15,000 kWh of electricity
  • Conserve over 182,100 gallons of water

Going Paperless

Though we have always been conscious of minimizing paper waste, Windham now operates under an official ‘go paperless’ campaign. By using better technology in smarter ways, Windham has not only streamlined its operations, but traditional sources of unnecessary paper waste have been greatly reduced.

LEED Certification

Our Hendersonville, TN building is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified, ensuring that this facility was built in a manner that preserved, recycled, and eliminated the unnecessary waste of natural resources. As Windham looks to expand, any facilities constructed or retrofitted will be done in a manner that supports energy and environmental conservation. To learn more about the LEED certification, please click HERE.

Corporate Recycling Program

While Windham has incorporated several significant ways to protect the environment, we also don’t forget about the basics, such as:

  • Recycling all cardboard waste and toner cartridges
  • Providing recycling bins throughout each building for glass, aluminum, and plastic
  • Purchasing paper that meets the Sustainable Forestry Initiative’s standards

Our corporate recycling program encourages our employees to be part of the solution that keeps our planet healthy and clean.

Community Involvement and Charitable Giving
Lion’s Heart Initiative

Through our Lion’s Heart Initiative, we give back to our local and global communities. Every month, a committee of employees at each Windham site selects one or more 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charities to support through in-kind donations of goods and supplies, cash donations, or manpower for special events.

Past support includes, but is not limited to:

  • ALS Association, Washington D.C.
  • American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Salem NH
  • American Heart Association, Dallas TX
  • American Legion Post 567, Orchard Park NY
  • Arcade Volunteer Fire Department, Arcade NY
  • Autism Speaks, New York NY
  • Boys & Girls Club of Woburn, Woburn MA
  • Boys & Girls Club of East Aurora, East Aurora NY
  • Colon Cancer Alliance, Washington DC
  • Friends of Night People (Homelessness), Buffalo NY
  • Heart Animal Rescue and Adoption Team, Hamburg NY
  • Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston MA
  • Junior Achievement of Northern New England (JANNE)
  • Manchester Animal Shelter, Manchester NH
  • Music City Mutts Animal Rescue, Nashville TN
  • Nashville Rescue Mission, Nashville TN
  • Nevada SPCA, Las Vegas NV
  • New Horizons Food Pantry, Manchester, NH
  • Open Table Nashville for Homelessness, Nashville TN
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities, Nashville, TN
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo NY
  • Salem Animal Rescue League, Salem NH
  • Second Harvest Food Bank, Nashville TN
  • Shriners Hospitals for Children, Boston MA
  • Sunshine Soup Kitchen, Derry NH
  • Special Olympics of Massachusetts, Marlborough MA
  • St. Ann’s Home and School (special education and residential programming), Methuen MA
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis TN
  • Stuff the Bus Back to School Drive, Hendersonville TN
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Dallas TX
  • The Shade Tree Women and Children’s Shelter, Las Vegas NV
  • Toys for Tots, Triangle VA
  • Tufts Medical Center Heart Walk, Boston MA
  • United Way, Manchester NH
  • USO, Washington DC
  • Veterans One-Stop Center of Western New York, Buffalo NY
  • Wings Flights of Hope, Orchard Park NY
  • Wounded Warrior Project, Colorado Springs CO