A greener workplace can mean a smaller ecological footprint and a healthier, more productive place to work. Everyone can make changes — from how you eat lunch to how you get to work — to impact our planet.
Corporate sustainability is a conscious, daily choice. This Earth Week, Momentum invites you to take on 1 easy goal per day to go green.
Monday: Cut Paper Waste
Keep your documents digital whenever possible. Reduce your paper consumption by eliminating printing that isn’t 100% necessary. Recycle paper instead of throwing it in the trash and use misprints as notepaper.
Tuesday: Lights Out
Power down completely. Many appliances and devices draw as much as 15-20 watts of power, even when they’re turned off. Unplug energy-sapping devices when you leave the office for the day, and adjust the Energy Saver settings on your computer to save energy while you’re in the office.
Wednesday: Bring Your Lunch
Stay at the office and try to make your lunch trash-free. Bring reusable tupperware, bottles, mugs and utensils to reduce paper and plastic waste. If you do go out, try biking or walking instead of driving. Don’t take a lid or straw to reduce waste for to-go drinks or coffee.
Thursday: “Green” Wild Card
Choose your own eco-friendly challenge and let others know what you’re doing to go green at the office. A few ideas? “Green” your desk and clean up the office air by adding a few plants. Reduce your carbon footprint by cutting down or eliminating your meat consumption for a day. Instead of purchasing new office items, reuse and “upcycle” old deskware.
Friday: Work From Home
Cut your carbon footprint by telecommuting. Meet virtually with collaboration tools like web conferencing, video conferencing and unified communications. Allowing 50% of the workforce to work from home even part-time would yield a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions equal to taking 9.6 million cars off the road for a year.
Pledge to Participate and Work
From Home 1 Day During Earth Week 2013
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By: Victoria Fields