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How to Create a Green Office Working Environment

As an employer, you are in a pivotal position to educate your workforce on how to improve their environmental awareness. By introducing a sustainability strategy with a number of environmental policies, you can create a green culture which encourages staff to behave responsibly in their working and social life.

Fortunately sustainability strategies have business benefits too, with efficiency improvements helping to reduce overheads, develop brand reputation and improve profitability.

7 Free Tools to Green Your Business

7 Free Tools to Green Your Business (via sustainablog) Presenting as both a trend and a necessity, people around the world are working everyday to find new and innovative ways to limit the impact of their lives, both personal and professional, on the Earth. While there are obvious offenders all around us, we can all […]

March 13th

A Greener Life Could Make You Richer

Money and the environment. You may think that one kind of green has absolutely nothing to do with the other, but that’s not entirely true. The very premise of greener living (and in your case, greener working) is to find a way to accomplish tasks more efficiently and to cut waste. Coincidentally, this is exactly the kind of thinking that could be saving you money as an entrepreneur.

January 30th

A Green No-Brainer: How Small Changes Can Motivate Employees

We’re at a point where recycling and reducing home energy use have gone mainstream, due both to nationwide environmental trending and the sheer economics of high power bills and over-filled city dumps. That movement has been slower to reach the workplace, however. Even if the majority of a company’s employees reflect some level of eco-consciousness in their home and personal lives, that doesn’t always translate to the office. People generally don’t want to impose their beliefs (even those that benefit everyone, like reducing waste) on their coworkers. Perhaps there’s even one particularly outspoken anti-environmentalist in the office who chastises any efforts by others to set up recycling bins or instigate ‘bring your own mug’ programs.

December 29th

Best Steps For Office Greening?

Want to help green up your office? Manager not listening? 1.  Try these suggestions. 2.  Frame them in a money-saving language. 3.  Stand back. 4.  Watch pointy-haired-boss’s ears perk up. Substitute travel with videoconference or a web-based tool for getting together. Not only will you be ‘back in the office’ 5 minutes after your meeting […]

December 10th

Eco Office Makeover

I just ran across this announcement,Corporate Express to Award $5,000 Office Product Shopping Spree in Ecoffice Makeover Contest on a website I like to read, Green VC. This contest, open to all U.S. businesses, will award one winning company with a $5,000 shopping spree on the company’s online Ecoffice Source catalog. Since our readers tend […]

August 2nd

Stocking the Green Office: Sustainable Supplies

Before you can open your doors for business, you need an office. Stocking your office with needed supplies is a great opportunity to show your green side and make sustainable choices. From furnishings to paper clips, there are eco-friendly options out there for every office need. Whether you’re working from home or from a downtown […]

May 9th

Eco-Entrepreneurs Are Talking About: Greening Your Office

This post is the first in a series of roundups I’ll be doing featuring articles from our community journals and forums. To create your own journal click on the “Get a Journal Now” button at Green Options. com. To contribute to our forums, click on the “community” tab on the top right side of the […]

April 8th

Leading The Charge For The Eco Friendly Office

Your growing business cares about the earth, promotes sustainability, produces eco friendly products and services but how green is your working environment? In the rush to build a business, the focus on making office space environmentally friendly may not be high priority. That’s not necessarily true for green businesses but, keeping up with the latest […]

April 6th