Earth Day is next Friday, April 22nd and the drive for a cleaner environment and better future continues- What are you doing to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Planet? Going Green doesn’t mean making radical changes to your everyday life- there are many small changes you can make that will make a world of difference.
Did you know that for every ton of paper that is recycled, the following is saved: 7,000 gallons of water; 380 gallons of oil; and enough electricity to power an average house for six months. Did you know that you can run a TV for six hours on the amount of electricity that is saved by recycling one aluminum can and that by recycling just one glass bottle, you save enough electricity to power a 100-watt bulb for four hours?
Lowering your carbon footprint can be easy through simple acts that you can commit to at the office. Here are a few modifications you and your coworkers can adopt to make a huge difference:
- Carpool, bike or walk to work.
- Reduce the need to copy and print. When you need to, copy and print on both sides of the paper.
- Encourage the use of vegetable-based and biodegradable cleaning products and energy efficient light bulbs.
- Reuse items like envelopes, folders, and paper clips.
- Set up a bulletin board for memos' rather than sending copies to each employee.
- Use recycled paperand recycle printer cartridges.
- Use Soy based inkwhich is very environmentally friendly.
- Use reusable water bottlesand coffee cups rather than disposable cups and mugs.
- Turn offpower strips and lights at the end of the day.
- Shutdown the computer before leaving your workstation at the end of the day.
- Don't leave your computer on stand-by.
- Insist on a recycling program at the office for plastic bags, paper/cardboard, aluminum, and plastic.
- Be responsible with your office heating and A/C.
Going Green isn’t an option anymore and taking action is easy. The Human Capital Institute welcomes Lizz Pellet, Chief Cultural Officer, National Speaker, Master Facilitator and Culture Vulture at EMERGE International as she presents a free webcast. Pellet proves that following recent trends in recruiting, and in almost every aspect of life and business, it's good to be green - not only environmentally but culturally as well. Studies show that a commitment to environmentalism and sustainability can be a factor when the most desirable candidates weigh their options in choosing an employer.
- Why organizations must include sustainability into their Employee Value Propositions (EVP)
- How to align core values with a sustainability program
- How to leverage Green in employment brand to attract, retain and repel the right "fit"
- How to fold the green message in internal communications and external branding efforts
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We would love to hear what you are doing to make a difference this Earth Day, either in your office, or at home!