Green Tips for the Office
September 22, 2013
Taking simple steps to make your office ecofriendly means a lot to you and our community.
120 tons of steel can be saved a year if office workers can use one less staple a day.
8 million less gallons of gas will be consumed if one commuter can take just one more passenger.
Alright. You’ve heard enough about these formidable numbers. Well, even if these facts mean nothing to you, you should also make your office green, just for your own good.
Open your window and turn off the lights when there’s sunshine. It’s good for your health, if not just for the sake of saving energy. Greenhouse gas levels are high in offices, which are fully equipped with computers, fax machines and printers. You really need some fresh air.
Being digital and going paperless will save our planet by reducing deforestation. But more than that, it also improves your working efficiency. Archiving tons of paperwork is a boring yet time-consuming task. If you don’t do that, chances are that you will be immersed by your documents. Where is the conference brief? Ah, it’s under the sofa. Do you expect to work efficiently in such a mess? So going paperless is not just saving our earth but also making your work easier.
It’s lunchtime. There’s a new Chinese restaurant opening and you’re ordering a delivery. Don’t just do that for you. Ask your colleagues if they want something. Making ten separate deliveries and bringing ten dishes in one make no difference for you, though ten times more gas waste is actually emitted. There are millions of cars out there anyway. Ten won’t make a difference. Hopefully you will put these green tips for the office to good use, or at least use it as a chance to get know to your coworkers!