Turning your office environment greener
We always think about making our homes greener, but what about our offices? Here are a few tips your office – the place where you spent most of your time in the week a little more greener.
With the amount of paper that is wasted in offices around the world, we regenerate an entire rainforest back again. To make sure your office isn’t contributing to deforestation. Recycle paper and cardboard instead of throwing it in the garbage. Not only will you have to take out the trash less often, but the paper products can be recycled into paper again! The same goes with plastic. Instead of throwing away your plastic coffee cups either get mugs from home or sent those cups for recycling
With computers, lights, air conditioner and other systems working round the clock, offices are the biggest energy suckers. Install automatic lights that turn off when there is no one in the room can save energy in places where lights are commonly left on all day. Remember to turn off the lights before you leave for the day. Electronics such as computers can also be monitored. If a computer is not in use, can it be turned off, or put in sleep mode? Turn off computers overnight. Unplug unused appliances such as coffeemakers in the staff room when they’re not in use.
Pick healthy and greener options at work. This will not only help the environment. If your office is close by instead of taking your car or the public transport, choose to go walking or cycle it to work. Instead of taking the elevator to work, try taking the stairs. This will not only help save energy but will also help you to burn the extra fat. If you work for a larger company talk to your Human Resources department about offering incentives for people who opt for environmentally healthy ways to get to work.
These are a few steps you can take to make your work place greener and more environment friendly. So what are you waiting for go out and be the change now!
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