Going green with your business is a great way to save resources and money. Here are some tips to help you get started.
An energy audit is the process of checking your work space for leaks and cracks that may be causing you to use more energy than necessary. Fixing these issues will allow you to use less heating and air and help save your company money. You may also be able to replace old appliances with newer models that will help you use less energy.
Try and find areas within your business where you can reduce, or completely eliminate, the use of paper products. In places where the use of paper is absolutely necessary, try using ecofriendly options such as recycled paper.
Encourage your employees to recycle by providing easy and convenient methods, such as a recycling bin in every work area. It’s also important to make sure your employees are educated on what can and cannot be recycled. If items that are unrecyclable get mixed in, it may force everything to be sent to a landfill. Place guidelines for recycling where it is easily accessible to your employees.
Make a conscience effort to give back to the environment by planting trees and shrubs around your work property. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, they can also improve air quality.