We believe that being an outstanding company goes far beyond having happy customers. Our employees have been encouraged to serve our local community and beyond and they have stepped up to the challenge in full force. Two charities get full focus each year - American Cancer Society's Relay for Life and our local Food Shelf. Fun activities abound as money is raised for these events. This past year NorthStar took the lead in both with the highest contribution levels!
In addition to our dedication to our community, we are also conscious of our impacts on the environment. Knowing that NorthStar Orthodontics was founded on rich values, the recent media and political attention given to "going green" is nothing new to us. As residents of beautiful Northern Minnesota we see the beauty of nature every day on our way to work. Our beliefs and commitments to the issues have deep roots. NorthStar's Green Coordinator, Alexis Kelly, monitors our progress and growth in implementation of sound ecological practices throughout our lab. She communicates regularly with staff members to gather ideas and suggested actions. Recycling of paper and plastics, changing to energy efficient lighting and Energy Star appliances are just a small part of our going green and staying green.
We are enthusiastic about the potential outcome of our actions! As keepers of our environment we are constant keen observers, researchers and agents of change.