In order to leave a sustainable planet for our children and our grandchildren, it’s time that everyone starts thinking about how they can contribute to the climate crisis.  By everyone making an effort to adapt a greener lifestyle, together we can keep the planet a livable environment for more years to come.

4 Ways To Make Your Business Greener

Despite the growing evidence that the polar ice caps are melting and the potential demise of the planet is increasingly more possible, many people choose to ignore it.  However, isn’t it worth making an effort to take on greener habits just in case it is true?  More and more people are beginning to believe that it is worth it.  It doesn’t end in your own home, however.  Here are some of the ways that you can bring a greener lifestyle into your office environment and contribute to the greater whole.

Make Your Office Energy Efficient

Evidence shows that one of the most effective ways to reduce our carbon footprint is by consuming less energy.   Equipping your office with equipment which will drain less energy overall is a great first step.

You can do this by reducing the need for artificial lighting with plenty of open space which allows sunlight to enter.  You can even go the extra mile and opt for a renewable energy source.  That means getting your power from sources like wind and the sun.

Reduce Your Waste Production

Encourage your employees to create less waste overall.  If your office produces a lot of printed paper, try to examine how you can cut back.  Go digital where you can and be selective about what kind of waste you create.

If you have a kitchen area, use reusable plates and cups.  Wash them by hand rather than with the dishwasher.

Holding employee meetings frequently to discuss how you can improve your green efforts is beneficial.  Having a committee dedicated to this is particularly useful in a large office.

Use Recycled Products

Buy products which are 100% recycled materials.  They’re the same quality as non-recycled and are often even cheaper.  Try to do some price comparisons, and do the math yourself.  You’ll be surprised to find that by going greener you’re actually saving money in the long run.  

Encourage Carpooling

Fuel emissions are one of the things most to blame for the overall degradation of the planet.  By reducing how much we drive we can make a huge improvement on the environment.

In the United States alone, vehicles are the biggest cause of pollution.  One way that we can cut back is to encourage sharing rides.  By taking turns driving with your coworkers, you can reduce the hazardous air pollutants filling up our world and lungs.