Eastern Shore Associates Insurance (ESA), a Trusted Choice® agency, has saved more than 100 trees, and will save more than 34,135 kilowatts as part of energy saving and recycling initiatives throughout its offices, said Melissa Calverase, ESA vice president, finance.
“We’ve nearly completed refitting all the lighting in our Fulton office through National Grid’s Energy Savings Plan with high efficiency fluorescent bulbs and fixtures that is projected to save $3,800 (34,135 kw) annually in electric costs. National Grid’s program covers 70% of the materials and labor, so we will recover our return on investment within one year after the changeover has been completed.
“These new lights use half the wattage of our previous fixtures and provide brighter, more natural light, with no glare.
“Electric savings are only the beginning of the efforts we’ve undertaken. All our 11 offices have gone paperless whenever possible by using electronic files and document scanners, while also participating in our annual document-shredding program. At the Fulton office alone, we’ve saved 102 trees since we started the program with Shred-It in 2007.”
ESA offices also participate in recycling glass, plastic, metal and cardboard. In Fulton, office-recycling efforts are coordinated by Sheila Casper, ESA commercial sales and marketing, and her daughter, Kiley Casper, administrative assistant.
“Our employees sign up to volunteer to collect recyclables every Friday from the bins located throughout our office,” said Sheila Casper. “Kiley and I have always been big advocates for recycling and we’ve helped coordinate this program for the past two years. With it, our employees have helped re-purpose or recycle hundreds of pounds of raw materials while saving space in local landfills”
Headquartered in Fulton, Eastern Shore Associates is an ESOP (employee stock owned) company. ESA offers a full range of business and personal insurance, including property, liability, automobile, boats, farms, recreational vehicles, workers compensation, and bonds. In addition, they offer financial
“Our agency roots date back to 1846,” said Wallace. “And we have more than 100 years of continuous representation with some of our insurance companies. 2010 is our 24th year as Eastern Shore Associates Insurance.
“Other services include commercial risk analysis, loss control, and employee benefits. We also meet the insurance needs of many New York municipalities, schools, and emergency services.”
Eastern Shore Associates Insurance is an independent agency with offices in Fulton, Camillus, Oswego, Pulaski, Hannibal, Phoenix, Camden, Waterloo, Rochester, Walworth and Felt Mills. ESA’s main office is in Fulton at 598-6000 and on-line at www.esainsurance.com.