Earth Day is nearly here! On this day, we celebrate and demonstrate support for environmental protection and sustainability! This year at Colossus, we’re celebrating by highlighting 5 ways to make your office environmentally friendly!
1. Go Paperless
We live in a digital age. As such, it’s time to go paperless! From cloud storage to digital pay stubs, the need for paper and printers in the office has decreased drastically. Not only will paperless systems create less clutter, convenience, and ease, but they’ll help you contribute toward a greener planet.
Take the first big step by reducing the number of printers in your office (and donating them, of course.)
2. Bring a Desk Plant
Bringing a desk plant to the office won’t just provide some much-needed greenery. It will also enhance the indoor air quality of your office. Plants produce more oxygen, which will offset any chemicals lingering in your office. This, in turn, will make for a safer, happier, more eco-friendly work environment!
3. Utilize Natural Light
Natural light is there for a reason! It controls your circadian rhythms, improves your digestion, and serves as a major source of vitamin D! No wonder employees who sit near windows have a higher work rate than those who don’t. Increase productivity, save money, and reduce your carbon footprint by opting our of artificial lighting!
4. Power Down
Did you know that microwaves and other appliances use an inordinate amount of power when they aren’t in use? Phantom or vampire power is the power that is still consumed when your devices are still plugged in and can become a huge, unnecessary expense if left unaddressed. Each night, take the time to unplug your workstation before leaving the office!
5. Educate Your Employees
Lastly, educate your employees about how they can take a step toward a more environmentally friendly life. Promote your environmental values in a positive way and make others feel motivated to join you!