Check out some ways to turn your office or workplace into a more sustainable place to be.
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Switch off lights in areas when not in use
Put your computer on standby mode when away from your desk
Transport to meetings
Use video-conference tools when possible to avoid unnecessary transport to meetings
Say no to single use packaging
Use a reusable cup for your takeaway coffee and reusable containers for your lunch
Recycle all paper – they make great notebooks or paper aeroplanes
Avoid printing when possible to reduce paper use.
When printing, always print on both sides,check duplex printing is switched on in your print settings
Switch off computers and monitors and electrical equipment at night
Heating and cooling
Keep your temperature settings at 18-21°C in winter, 23-26°C in summer, to help keep aircon costs down
Create an ‘exchange box’ where employees put second hand objects they no longer use
Bring the outdoors in, and improve air quality with some plants
Buy sugar, coffee, teas in bulk to cut down on waste
Reduce water use
Signal any leaks that you see: one leaking tap can waste more than 2,000 litres a month!
Rinse dishes in a plugged sink - it's just as easy and effective as under a running tap
Share good news
Encourage others by sharing actions on your intranet, newsletters, emails or posters