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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Originating in 1966, BVCOG serves the counties of Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson and Washington. Click to learn more about Brazos Valley Council of Governments.

Social Sustainability

At BVCOG, we take Social Sustainability seriously. It is a way of life for us and touches everything we do. In addition to our grant-supported activities, we continually go the extra mile to care for our community. Read below for more information about how BVCOG and our employees have taken the extra step of social responsibility. 

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Food Drives

Each year BVCOG employees collect canned goods for donation to the Brazos Valley Food Bank. In 2021, our food drive supplied 562 meals to our neighbors in need throughout the Brazos Valley. Our next collection is the "ValenCAN Drive" scheduled for February.

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Charity Sponsorship

BVCOG is deeply invested in our community and the non-profit organizations who support it. In 2022 we’ve donated $-------- to sponsor these vital organizations in our community.

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Recycling

BVCOG is an active recycler, collecting paper, plastic, cardboard, shopping bags, electronics and toner cartridges for recycling. Each year we divert 24 cubic yards of waste from our landfills, ensuring a greener tomorrow for our communities. More than 48% of all office supply spend at BVCOG is dedicated to environmentally friendly products. 

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Energy

In addition to helping people, BVCOG also helps the Earth by installing only Energy Star rated appliances and LED lighting in its facilities. More than 48% of all office supply spend at BVCOG

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Diversity

At the BVCOG we believe that only through the inclusion and elevation of diverse perspectives can we identify and act on the best solutions to our communities challenges. This belief drives our approach across initiatives, partnerships, and outreach programs. Internally, we share best practices in hiring and recruiting a diverse public workforce and champion stories of individual initiative and personal success through service.

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Senior Christmas

It is truly a gift to care for others and BVCOG celebrates the forgotten seniors in our community with gifts each year at Christmas time. This home-grown charity event started over 20 years ago by BVCOG staff who saw an unmet need in the community. Each year BVCOG employees work with community partners to collect and deliver gifts to over 1,200 seniors in the Brazos Valley!

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Jeans Day Fundraiser

Each Friday BVCOG employees have the option of paying $5 to wear blue jeans to work. Each $5 is donated to one of the BVCOG-supported charities. This year we’ve raised over $2,400 with our Blue Jean Fridays!

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Breast Cancer Awareness

Each October BVCOG employees “think pink” as we participate in weekly fundraising events. This year events included Pink-Out Days, a Boot Strut, and a Pink Duckie Draw. Employees had loads of fun and raised over $1,000 for the American Cancer Society!

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