- turn off computers when you've finished with them. Don't leave them
on all day just out of habit.
- Write "Please consider the environment
before you print this email" on your emails - put
it in your signature file and it'll always be there
- Buy Green Energy - see
green energy at ecotricity
- Turn off the lights. Make it office policy to turn off lights that
- Ensure you're using low energy bulbs everywhere
- Reuse items as much as possible.
- Use both sides of the paper. You'll have less paperwork to carry round
when you do print things then.
- Reduce the number of things you print.
- Reuse envelopes and folders.
- recycle paper
- Encourage people to have a 'low carb lunch' and bring in food from
home - packaged sandwiches use masses of packaging. (M&S food use
card wrapped sandwiches rather than plastic - I'm sure other places
will start to if they haven't already)
- Buy recycled paper.
- Recycle printer and toner cartridges
- Use a bulletin board in a communal office space rather than send memos
- Use email if people need to read memos.
- Use old paper for writing notes.
- Use proper cups not those plastic or paper cups.
- Check the insulation levels in your building. It'll keep you cooler
in summer and warmer in winter if the building is insulated properly.
- Encourage people to not fly. Can business be done other ways? There
are many ways to communicate face to face using video phones.
- recycle all cardboard, batteries, old equipment, paper, toner cartridges
- and anything else!
- Encourage employees to cycle to work rather than bring the car. Companies
can offer cheap bikes
- Use green cleaning products
- Turn off lights at night. Turn off PCs at night. Turn off photocopiers.
- Reward employees who think up great ways to be greener!
- LCD screens use less energy than CRT. Ensure old monitors are disposed