What are the best ways to create a sustainable and eco-friendly office?
We only get one world, so it’s our responsibility to take care of it. While many people have implemented eco-friendly practices at home and in their personal lives, that needs to carry over to the workplace. Keep reading for great tips on creating a sustainable and eco-friendly office.
Andrea Anastasakis is an editor at Sustainability Cubed.
Reduce Energy Usage, Minimize Food Waste, And Add Plants
Creating a sustainable and eco-friendly office requires a holistic approach focusing on reducing environmental impacts and promoting a healthy indoor environment.
Switching to renewable electricity sources should be a first step, but that must go hand in hand with energy conservation and efficiency measures. This means reducing energy use by insulating the office and installing energy-efficient LED lights. But it also involves behavior changes like turning lights off when the office is empty.
Next, look at food waste. Minimizing food waste is essential for a sustainable office and having a program to compost any unavoidable waste.
Also, remember to use indoor plants when creating a sustainable office space. They not only filter air pollution, but there are proven healing benefits of indoor plants, enhancing both physical and mental health.
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