20 Ways To Go Green Today

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Besides saving your business some extra money, going green is a responsible way to show your company cares about the environment. This can become a great marketing point and a way to attract eco-minded customers. Even better, going green isn’t as arduous as it may have once been. There are many things you can easily implement in your workplace to help make it more eco-friendly. Below, you’ll find fifteen simple changes you can put in place today.

  1. Print on both sides of the paper.
  2. Convert physical mailing lists to email lists.
  3. Cut up used documents to use as scrap paper.
  4. Shred scrap paper to use as packing material.
  5. Send out office emails instead of paper memos.
  6. Employ reusable food containers and silverware.
  7. Use fluorescent bulbs instead of incandescent.
  8. Use paper with at least 25% post consumer recycled content.
  9. Donate old office furniture to a local charity instead of tossing it out.
  10. Print addresses directly onto envelopes instead of using labels.
  11. Provide clearly-marked recycling bins near trash cans.
  12. Make employee training documents/handbooks available online.
  13. Replace paper towel dispensers with air dryers.
  14. Buy used copiers and fax machines.
  15. Provide things like cream in sugar in large containers instead of packets.
  16. Have a company policy to turn off lights and equipment when not in use.
  17. Use energy-efficient equipment when available.
  18. Install motion-sensor lighting to help cut down energy costs with lighting.
  19. Use fans instead of air conditioning.
  20. Upgrade old equipment or machinery to more energy efficient replacements.
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