Dear environmentally not so conscious,
Did you know that by choosing to make some small changes we can ensure we are doing our part for the planet? We understand it can feel like we can’t make good environmental choices at work, so we’re sharing some easy tips on how to be greener. It only takes 21 days to form a new habit, the first is the hardest but we’ll make an eco-warrior out of you yet!
Humans are creatures of habit and often we rely on our scheduled public transport (which in London is highly unpredictable) or driving, to get to work on time. With millions travelling the same way twice daily, this is at the expense of our environment. Cycling, running and walking are all great alternatives to public transport/driving directly reducing your carbon footprint, as well as keeping you fit! Employers at the very least should provide employees with bike racks but ideally they should get behind the governments cycle to work scheme!
Switch up your lighting
LED lighting is longer lasting incandescent lighting. In fact, LED’s use between 60 and 80% less energy and do not emit ultraviolet radiation making them all round cleaner. We are committed to finding an LED alternative for every light in our building and you should be to too! If your offices are big, this can be an expensive to implement but the great thing is it doesn’t all have to be done at once, you can make the change as bulbs blow or a room at a time. You don’t have to break the bank to be on the right ride of climate change
We don’t need to bore you with the details, you should endeavor to recycle as much as possible. If you are running your own business you have the responsibility to provide recycling bins in for your employees. As an employee you should speak up if you think your co-workers or employer is not doing enough, present them with some ideas to boost everyone’s motivation to recycle.
Solar panels are a great way to reduce your businesses Carbon footprint, no matter what size. There are both domestic and industrial panels but by using the latter you can sell back unused energy to utility companies for a profit which means the panels eventually will pay for themselves, everyone is a winner and more importantly on their way to being carbon neutral!