The combined day-to-day operations of the average office—switching on lights and computers; talking around the water cooler; shipping supplies and products back and forth across the country; running (or flying) from meeting to meeting—make a significant impact on our planet.
But virtually every aspect of your office operations presents potential environmental savings. Thirsty landscapes and dirty cleaning practices can be swapped out for more earth-friendly options. The inevitable piles of mail and paper goods, coffee cups, sugar packets, and water bottles can be reduced and even recycled. And commute-related emissions can be cut in a variety of ways.
Curious as to how your office can make a difference? Take some simple steps to green-up your reputation and you may even save a little money. To help, we’ve developed this easy guide to greening your office operations:
- Energy use
- Waste and Recycling
- Business travel
- Office landscaping
- Janitorial and Cleaning
- Staff commuting
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