Going Green is the New Black

Henry David Thoreau spoke about saving planet Earth long before ‘going green’ became a thought in our minds. He said, "We are living on this planet as if we had another one to go to.” This rings true more and more each day as we look for sustainability to incorporate into our everyday lives. Many may think that going green can be costly or even hard, but here are a few tips that make your transition a little easier.

  • Go paperless. When possible, opt in for a digital version of catalogs, newsletters, and bills. If you post company policies, place them online in a cloud storage like Google Docs – you can make immediate changes without wasting more paper.
  • Let in the light. Natural light not only increases productivity but also decreases your electric bill – it’s a win-win. If your office does not allow optimal use of windows as lighting, switch to LED lights. Compared to a CFL bulb, LED uses less wattage and is more energy efficient. Also, they last longer so you don’t have to replace them nearly as often – some have up to a 25 year expectancy.
  • Give paper products a break. When stocking your breakroom, opt to use eco-friendly products like recycled cups and paper plates. Encourage employees to use lunch bags versus paper or plastic.
  • Telecommute. Not all offices have this option but allowing employees to work from home a few times a month reduces carbon dioxide emissions.
  • Use eco-friendly cleaning products. Cleaning products from Green Works are 99 percent natural and are recognized by the EPA’s Design for the Environment program. Not only would you be saving yourself because these products contain fewer toxins but you’ll also be saving animals – Green Works cleaning supplies are never tested on them.

Featured Green Office Products

Green Works Cleaner
Green Works All-Purpose Cleaner Spray

Simple Green
Simple Green Carpet Cleaner

Blue Stripe Cups
Eco-Products BlueStripe Cold Cups

Earth's Choice Binder
Samsill Earth's Choice Eco-friendly D-Ring View Binder

Green Works Dishwashing Gel
Green Works Original Dishwashing Liquid Liquid Solution