It is no secret that we all need to take steps to look after our planet. The issue of global warming has been well documented over the past few years, (while still ignored by the White House). Businesses are traditionally responsible for emitting a lot of carbon footprint and it is your duty to ensure you take steps to be greener with your processes. No matter whether you run a big company, or you work from home and you run a one-man band, you need to make a dedicated effort to reduce your carbon footprint. It is something we are all responsible for. Read on for some quality tips on how to become a more environmentally friendly business, co-worker and employee.
Turn Off and Unplug
Let’s start with one of the most obvious pieces of advice. Whilst turning off and unplugging your computers and alike may be an evident practice to enforce, very few companies actually do it. You will find that a significant number of businesses merely put their computers on standby instead of actually turning them off altogether. This is wasting a significant amount of unnecessary energy. Not only will you reduce your consumption of energy by following this piece of advice, but you will also notice that your electricity bills reduce in cost as well. The problem with changes like this is that people often assume that they are so insignificant they won’t make a difference, but you would be surprised.
Expand Your Knowledge
In order to be a more eco-friendly company, you are going to need to make a dedicated effort to expand your knowledge and keep up to date with everything that is going on in the realm of recycling and the environment. There are great resources like earthyb.com, which can assist with this. All it takes is to dedicate a few minutes every morning to reading a news story or feature.
Change Printing Habits
One of the biggest wastes at any