Here are five more changes that you can make within your office to help reduce your footprint.
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- 1. Coffee-break
The next time you take a coffee-break, make sure that it is organic and a fair-trade brand, and take your own mug!
- 2. Pens & pencils
In Australia, there are over 140 million pens* and pencils bought every year… and most are disposable and end up in the bin within a few months. Make an extra effort the next time you are ordering pend and pencils and insist on long-life refillable pens and make sure the pencils are from sustainably harvested wood.
- 3. Carbon offsetting
You can now carbon offset your journey into work, your
flight, and your electricity use. Do some homework before deciding which service you are going to use as there are many available.
- 4. Getting to work
Promote the use of public transport or car-sharing within your company. Put a list of who comes in from where and at what time and see if you can match some people up… it will be good for morale as well.
Put timetables and maps up in the canteen to help employees with public transport.
- 5. Lunch time
Make sure that your kitchen has good facilities to encourage staff to bring food from home, which is usually cheaper and healthier.
Your kitchen should have separate bins for recycling, waste and organic matter and mugs rather than the disposable cups that fill the land fill.