I am sharing this article from British council, work skill lesson. I want everybody keeps good concepts for greening our environment.
Making a greener office
Do you recycle paper? Do you turn off your computer when it isn’t in use? What kind of light bulbs do you use? Be honest! Most people are
starting to be environmentally conscious at home but at work we still
have a long way to go. Follow a few of these tips and you’ll save
energy, save money and at the same time contribute to saving our planet!
|Print out hard copies of documents only when absolutely necessary.|
|Look at documents on your computer instead of printing them out.|
|Reuse paper that only has print on one side.|
|Have a “paper box” in every office to make it easy for staff to recycle.|
|Replace plastic glasses with real glasses.|
|Replace paper towels in toilets with cloth towels or an air hand dryer.|
|Re-use old bubble wrap, envelopes, wrapping paper, cardboard boxes.|
|Give away items that you no longer use – but that are usable – to schools, churches or NGOs.|
|Telephone the local council to get advice about throwing away waste products.|
|Join a waste exchange programme where your unwanted items can go to a company who will use
|Buy products made from recycled materials - recycled stationary and office supplies such as
paper and envelopes.
|Buy recycled paper that is unbleached and chlorine-free.|
|Buy recycled toner for your printers.|
|Buy rechargeable batteries for any appliances that you use in the office.|
|Turn down the thermostat on your heating system by a couple of degrees – nobody will notice but the
savings will mount up.
|Turn off the heating or air conditioning 30 minutes or an hour before everyone goes home.|
|Plug all electrical office equipment onto a time switch that automatically turns off after office
|Use the standby mode on all office equipment whenever possible – for example the energy saver
button of photocopiers.
|When you need to buy office equipment, look for products that have energy saving devices.|
|Organise a car pool system for staff living on the same work route.|
|Encourage cycling by providing bike racks.|
|Consider allowing staff to work from home once a week.|
|Think about organizing a four-day working week of ten hours, rather than a five-day week of eight
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