How to Green your Office in 5 Easy Steps

HOW TO GREEN YOUR OFFICE

Being conscious of what we consume isn’t always an easy task. It takes conscious effort and a desire to change how we think about the world around us, and our place in it. Being just a little bit greener doesn’t have to uproot your entire lifestyle. There are tons of small, simple changes that anyone can make to help us all be a little more eco friendly. Check out these easy ideas on how you can green your office!

In the US, it seems to be a cultural norm to leave lights on, and to leave computers and other equipment running in the office overnight. Leaving lights and equipment running might seem harmless, but the amount of energy wasted greatly impacts the state of our environment. Wasting even the littlest of things definitely adds up over time and comes at a cost to the environment and your electric bill.

Think buying that morning coffee is harmless? Well, not really. The planet is drowning in disposable coffee cups¬†and the problem is only getting worse. Many of our environmental issues are invisible to the average person. It’s not every day we visit a landfill or a slash & burn forest first hand to see the impact of overconsumption. Make the move to positively effect your home and workplace by encouraging the people around you to make a difference.

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Each year, we lose 13 million hectares of forests. That’s the equivalent of 36 football fields per minute!

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The U.S. is the #1 trash-producing country in the world at 1,609 pounds per person per year. This means that 5% of the world’s people generate 40% of the world’s waste. Pretty scary!

Not sure where to start? Don’t worry! Check out our video for some super easy steps that you can take to make your environment a little bit greener. We also would love to hear your story on what you are doing to green your workplace. Who knows, maybe your ideas will end up in a future Shoplet video! Always remember, small changes can make a big difference! Happy Greening!

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