Just Mind Joins Carbonfree® Small Business Partnership Program
Thursday, 28 February 2019
Just Mind was founded by a husband and wife team in 2007 and is a center of excellence focused on providing comprehensive psychological care to adults, couples, teenagers and children. Just Mind’s skilled group of mental health professionals are trained to meet the unique emotional and diagnostic needs of the clients to whom they are matched. The organization prides itself on creating a comfortable and therapeutic environment where you and your loved ones feel comfortable sharing their successes and challenges without judgement.
As a business, Just Mind understands that it’s crucial for all of us to help fight climate change and to minimize our footprint on the world. Just Mind is accomplishing this through carbon offsets of third-party-certified programs, energy efficiency audits, and IT policy updates to increase security and equipment efficiency.
The Carbonfree® Small Business Partnership Program enables Just Mind to neutralize 36 metric tonnes – almost 80,000 pounds – of annual carbon emissions associated with their business operations. This is achieved by supporting Carbonfund.org’s high-quality and third-party validated and verified carbon emissions offset programs around the world.
“It is incumbent upon all of us to do our part to help make the world a better place. I am from New Orleans originally, and Hurricane Katrina precipitated my move to Austin,” explains William Schroeder, Co-Owner of Just Mind. “The Gulf Coast region has been hammered by the effects of climate change and increased storm intensity. Having been through the catastrophic consequences of a major hurricane, the necessity of changing our ways and reducing the pains climate change can and will cause have a very personal meaning. This lesson will not be wasted, and as our company grows, we plan to continue to look for more ways that we can give back to nature and lessen our footprint on the surrounding world.”
Just Mind also requires double-sided paper printing, when printing is necessary, encourages employees to have lunch on site, uses online services to cut junk mail and to get business statements online, provides online or cloud-based statements to clients, only purchases energy-efficient office equipment and materials, uses programmable thermostats, only uses LED bulbs, and purchases compostable and recyclable materials. Just Mind staff work with their building landlord on updates that increase energy efficiency and work hard to find new homes for any items that are no longer in use in their office, such as old furniture, instead of adding to waste.