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Recent years have witnessed the trend of saving energy in the office room, as a part of environmental protection movement. Here we provide some easy ways to go green in the office.
1. Go Casual
Not every industry permits this, but if you can, set a business casual policy for the office. Not wearing suits means much less dry cleaning, which is not only better for the environment, but also your health and everybody's finances.
2. Recycle, reuse, reduct
“Reduce, reuse, recycle” means more than just throwing old notepaper in the blue bin (though you needn’t stop doing that). Really think about everything you use. Do you need disposable cups at the water cooler? Can you use the other side of the used sheets of paper you’ve thrown in the recycle bin? Australia has added a fourth R – Refuse. Simply put: Don’t buy stuff you don’t need. And, when you do make a purchase, bring your own bags.
3. Use environmentally-friendly office products
On average, they only cost 5% more, which is a small price to pay to cut down on waste and pollution. Start small – 100% recycled paper, refillable ink cartridges, non-toxic highlighters, etc. Check out Frogfile in Vancouver as a great place to stock up on office products that go easy on the environment.
4. Choose food wisely
Encourage use of the 100-mile diet: local first; organic for high consumption foods. When ordering lunch for an office meeting, how about going vegetarian (or even vegan, if you dare)? Cutting down on meat can have a huge impact on the health of the planet.
5. Go Digital
What about posting employee manuals and other materials online rather than distributing — and onerously updating — print copies? Increasing numbers of digital storage devices and systems for businesses make going digital very easy to do.
6. Use natural light
By using light wall colors and high-gloss sheens, daylight is more easily reflected off the walls, and less artificial light is necessary.
7. Adopt paperless idea
Though the paperless office may still seem unrealistic, at least try to cut down on printed material when possible. Buy Environmentally Friendly Paper, use only 100% recycled content paper products in the office and when getting promotional material professionally produced
8. Buy LED Lamps
Once you've replaced your incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent ones, and maximized the daylight in your office, you may actually be able to reduce the number of desk lamps you have in the office. If you must buy new lighting though, consider LED lamps, which use even less power than compact fluorescent bulbs do.