If you recycle at home you have to admit, it’s a pretty good feeling to know you’re doing your part to help the environment. Even if the reason you started is because it’s required by the city, once you got the hang of Going Green, reducing your carbon footprint is totally do-able.
Have you thought about going green at the office? Some simple changes can make a huge difference in the impact your business has on the environment, too. Treehugger lists 10 tips to get green at the office. They won’t just help the environment; they will help your bottom dollar! The article is worth the read, but we’ll highlight 5 for you.
- Energy-Saving Settings Save Energy – Set computers and other devices used in the office to the Energy-Saving Feature. Turn them off when you leave for the day.
- Less is More Where Paper’s Concerned – Use digital storage instead of a file cabinet. Send emails instead of letters. Delete blank pages when printing documents using new software, like Greenprint. This software will, also, convert documents to PDF for onscreen viewing.
- Use Recycled Paper – And, save any shipping boxes and packing materials to reuse.
- Telecommuting or 4 10’s – If either are do-able, give them a trial run. Employees will appreciate the extra time at home. Happy employees equal productive employees!
- Redesign Your Space – Eco-friendly furniture, lighting and air quality (Plants!) are, also, ways to invest in going green resulting in a healthier environment.
Going green is more than a popular trend. The world needs our help! We should all do everything we can to clean up the mess we’ve made of it.