Did you know that one of the most overlooked spaces for green living is in the office? In fact, a recent poll showed that over 85% of office workers and home business owners did not know they could green their office effectively. The truth is there are several easy ways that you can take GoGreen steps to making your office or workspace more environmentally friendly. The best part is that World Environment Day is Tuesday June 5th so what better way to celebrate than by greening your workspace?
Solar power alternatives have become the trend in home office equipment. Solar rechargeable batteries and charging stations for phones have become normal additions for office spaces. Solar powered keyboards are not so common. Logitech offers a wireless keyboard that charges with the power of the sun. For less than $60 anyone can make a simple keyboard change and save energy in the office while living a smaller carbon footprint.
Cut Energy Costs
One of the first tips you will see, even on GoGreen, for greening your lifestyle is to cut down on energy costs. The same tip can be used in the office. Change light bulbs to energy efficient bulbs and remember to turn off your computer at the end of the work day. If you have a home office consider turning off the power strip that your computer is connected to as well. Though this isn’t possible for many people it is possible for some and can save on your energy bill. Remember if the power light is on then it is using electricity and costing you money on your utility bill.
Going paperless is a great way to take your office to the next green level. By cutting down on the use of paper in your workspace you are also cutting down on printing, ink, electricity to run the printer and so much more. Overall, this is one of the easiest and greatest ways to GoGreen. Why do you think so many businesses have started offering incentives and discounts for switching to paperless billing?
Though it isn’t mentioned as often the option of going wireless does help an office GoGreen. The less you have plugged in and the less wires in the office the less energy you are using. Most wireless devices run off of some sort of battery. Many of those batteries can be recharged using a solar charger. Overall, by going wireless you create a chain of going green.
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