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Green Tips while at work

  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator. It’s healthier and more eco-friendly.
  • Ask your employer about telecommuting or a compressed work week.
  • Use sleep mode and turn your computer off when you are gone. By activating the sleep mode on your computer you can reduce its electricity consumption to less than 5% of full power.
  • Only print what you need, print with low ink resolution, use both sides of the paper, and print two pages per sheet when possible. Paper can be up to 70% of a typical office’s waste.
  • Put a plant at your desk to protect from germs, absorb pollutants, replenish oxygen levels, and reduce fatigue and stress. A plant not only looks nice at but it also acts as a natural air filter.
  • Try reusable containers for packed lunches to avoid unnecessary trash.