Community & Environmental

ADCOR Construction is fully committed to preserving our environment. We strive to leave the smallest carbon footprint possible by using environmentally friendly building supplies.

Shipping container of scientific equipment to the University of Juba Southern Sudan

ADCOR believes in helping to further the cause of education here at home and worldwide. In conjunction with Giles Edwards at the Recycling Organization for Research opportunities ADCOR is funding the shipment and installation of a Mass Spectrometer in addition to educational literature, scientific school book, Bunsen burners, scientific glassware, nitrogen generator not to mention quite a few other components that will turn their lab into a fully functional super lab. We have donated 2000.00$ to assist in shipping this equipment to the University of Juba.

Donating reusable materials.

ADCOR believes in taking the extra step to help reduce waste and ensure a green planet for tomorrow. We donate used fixtures and materials to Habitat for Humanity and other charities where others can benefit from their continued use.

Using FSC certified lumber.

ADCOR uses only FSC certified lumber for all of it’s projects. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international certification and labeling system dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests. FSC certification is your guarantee that the wood and paper products you purchase come from healthy forests and strong communities. FSC is an international certification system for forests and forest products supported by WWF Canada, Greenpeace, and the David Suzuki Foundation. Visit FSC Canada website for more information.

A greener community through tree planting.

As an annual tradition, ADCOR employees plant over 1000 trees on behalf of our clients. ADCOR uses a percentage of its business revenue to purchase these trees, reducing the impact that our company has on the planet. ADCOR is pleased to support the endeavors of the Mutchmor Public School Greening Team. We are joining other community partners in helping them in realizing their Greening plans through the creation of an outdoor classroom and the planting of trees.

Sudan School Building Initiative.

ADCOR believes that it is a social responsibility to assist those less fortunate when in a position to do so. Owner Shane Adsett is an active member of the DAYA Foundation. Funds have been raised on behalf of ADCOR for this organization, which assists in the education of Sudanese war orphans and girls. In January 2011, Shane visited Sudan in order to assess how ADCOR could contribute to the construction of a school for war orphans, boy soldiers, and others who are denied the necessities of life in conjunction with the DAYA Foundation. The Southern Sudanese government has agreed to donate land; construction drawings for a school have been completed as a result of the involvement of the DAYA Foundation and ADCOR Construction. DAYA expects to have charitable status in Canada by September of this year. Updates are available both on the DAYA and ADCOR websites.

Belize — Protecting the coral reefs.

Coral reefs, aside from all of their life-sustaining beauty, also play an important role in the economy of Belize. A healthy reef is home to a myriad of different corals, fish, and reef creatures. Fish and lobster are farmed in nurseries on the reef to provide industry in Belize; tourism thrives as divers and snorkelers travel from far and wide to witness this wonderful visual spectacle. Another function of a healthy coral reef is to decrease the erosion of the coastline caused by waves resulting from tropical storms and hurricanes.

Shane fishing in belize

Shane practices catch and release

Shane has travelled to Belize several times for the purpose of fly-fishing expeditions. Taken aback by the grandness of Belize’s coral reef and how it positively impacts the country that he enjoys visiting so much, Shane decided that he would like to take part in its preservation. In collaboration with Placencia Mooring Masters (PMM), ADCOR plans to install mooring buoys, which will allow boats to easily fix their position without damaging the coral reefs. Due to the use of anchors by recreational and commercial boats, every year millions of dollars of damage is inflicted upon coral reefs. Mooring buoys protect the reefs by allowing boats to easily fix their positions without anchoring; instead, their positions are fixed by allowing them to tie on to a line, which is permanently connected to the sea floor.

ADCOR Construction is a company that believes in giving back to the Earth. In 2012, Shane and his employees will return to Belize to assist in the installation of mooring buoys on the coral reef. ADCOR has also pledged sponsorship to PMM and has purchased an underwater hydrolic drill to aid in their initiative. For more information on PMM, a non-profit organization, visit their Facebook page. For updates and progress reports on the installation of the mooring buoys be sure to revisit our site for updates. An avid fly-fisherman, Shane practices catch and release.

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