Going “Green” At the Office
About one-third of our lifetime is spent at work — so let's make the most of it! Bringing “green living” habits to the work place can have a tremendous impact on our carbon footprint — and you don’t have to be the owner of the company to make these sustainable changes in your daily routine. So, go ahead, give it a try!
Use Paper Clips Instead of Staples
Paper clips are sustainable by design and can be reused. Be sure to recycle them after they have exhausted their use.
Revamp Your To-do List
For most, crossing off daily tasks that are completed is very satisfying. Consider digitizing your to-do list with a smart phone app or invest in a dry-erase board, which allows you to continue to write yourself notes without harming trees.
Forget the Screen Saver
Screen savers use excess energy when you're away from your computer. Instead, change your screen settings to “hibernate” or “sleep” when you're not at your desk.
Reduce over Reuse
Opt for recycled copy paper over new. Fifty-five percent of water is saved by producing recycled paper, which also uses 60-70 percent less energy to produce than paper from virgin pulp. So, suggest its use to your company!
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