Lower your impact on the environment by reducing your offices ecological footprint. Here are a few tips to help you on your way:
Save Energy – Ensure your computers, printers and photocopiers are set to the most energy efficient settings and make sure you turn them off at the end of the day. Choosing LED lights and putting them on sensors and timers can also dramatically reduce your energy consumption.
Choose Environmentally Friendly Products – from cleaning products, to paper, soaps and office furniture. Choose products that have been produced using environmentally friendly manufacturing processes are recyclable and are not harmful to the environment.
Digitize – Try and opt for a paperless office by viewing documents on the computer and adopting a digital filing system. Only print files when absolutely necessary and reduce the impact by choosing recyclable paper and double sided printing.
Recycle – Use office recycling bins! Loading all your rubbish into your desk bin often results in otherwise recyclable materials being put into the general waste bins.
Green the Commute – Walk, carpool or use public transport to get to work whenever possible to do your part to help cut down pollution levels.
Green Lunch Times – Use reusable containers for your lunch, choose reusable cups rather than disposable plastic cups at the water dispenser and consider that when you bring your lunch from home you’re actually reducing the packaging waste that take away foods produce.
Add Plants to The Office – Indoor plants act as filters that absorb the pollutants created by computers and office equipment. They act as a natural air conditioner and assist in keeping the office temperature regulated.