We’re eco-conscious at home, let’s do the same while at work
Most of us spend more waking hours while at work than at home, we might as well be eco-aware while doing so.
Be Part of the Solution
What can we do to be more sustainable? How about:
Turn off you computer at night! A computer left on 24 hours a day costs your company between $115 and $160 in electricity annually!
Don’t use screensavers. Instead, set your monitor to turn off automatically after 10 minutes of non-use and set computers to sleep/hibernate after 30 minutes.
Reduce word document margins to .75” and turn scrap paper into note pads.
Use your windows! Natural light is always better then electric lighting. If you must use electric lights, turn them off when not in use.
Print double sided and print only what is necessary on paper with recycled content.
Don’t go out for lunch. Stay at the office and off the road, walk to a nearby café or bring your own healthy, natural and organic lunch.
Consider installing the free Ecofont, a font style that uses up to 20% less ink.
Purchase re-manufactured ink cartridges as they help to divert plastic and metal waste from landfills and reduce the need for oil and electricity to create new cartridges.
Recycle at work. If your company doesn’t recycle, demand it!
Specify Energy Star products if you purchase electronics and equipment.
Visit 1-800-Recycling to find out where to recycle ink cartridges and other in office recycling resources.
Drink fair trade, organic and shade grown coffee in reusable mugs.
For more tips, or to learn more about sustainability at St. Petersburg College, contact Jason Green at firstname.lastname@example.org. Then visit http://www.spcollege.edu/sustainability, join the facebook group and follow us at http://twitter.com/sustainableSPC.
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