Green at Work

Go Green Pledge

Being green at work is much easier than it sounds. Here are some easy (and fun!) ideas as to improving the sustainability of your work environment.

 

√         Turn off your lights when not at your desk, and use natural lighting whenever possible to conserve energy.

√         Unplug kitchen appliances and other electronics when not in use – they still use energy, even when not turned on! Depending on the appliance, the range of standby electricity used is anywhere from 1 watt to 50 watts.

√         Place a tray or container in a common printing location for scrap paper that can be reused.

√          Email rather than print as much as possible.

√          Bring a reusable water bottle or mug to work instead of using disposable cups every day. Better yet, surprise your coworkers with mugs as well!

√          Bring dishes and silverware from home with your lunch instead of using disposable ones.

√          Avoid using Styrofoam cups and/or dishes for meetings and in the kitchen, as they can’t be recycled.

√          Try walking or biking to lunch instead of driving if possible, or try organizing a carpool amongst coworkers!

√          Make sure there are recycling containers in common spaces.

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