Monday, August 17, 2009

Green office for minimizing waste and saving environment

Whether it is home, school, college or office, green living is important for minimizing wastage and saving environment. Green living helps you to save money and minimize wastage. Here are some simple tips that you can follow in your daily life.

Bring your own plates and cutlery to work:Paper plates, paper napkins, and plastic forks, spoons, and knives have been a mainstay in the office for a long time, so it might be difficult at first to make the switch. Reusable dishes and cutlery can significantly cut down on paper waste and pollution.

Quiet the photocopier: Instead of leaving the photocopier on all day, keep it on during a specified time, maybe three hours during which you and your colleagues can copy what you need.

Buy used furniture: Before buying any new office furniture, investigate buying quality used furniture, which is much cheaper and keeps another desk or chair out of the landfill.

Recycle: Think of the money you and your company can save by recycling paper. And you don't have to wait until it comes back to you in the form of a ream of paper to help the environment. Any sheet of paper that does not contain proprietary information can be turned into scraps that can be used for notes or memos.

Quit smoking: Second-hand smoke is a major indoor air pollutant and health hazard. If you have to smoke and continue to harm your own health, at least do it outside so you don’t force your visitors to be exposed to this pollution you choose to be around.

1 comment:

  1. Another great way to help the environment is by cutting down on unnecessary paper use in the office and at home. Being a "paperless" business or home isn't easy, but there are certainly some steps you can take to get there. Check out Office Live Workspace for a great cloud computing solution. It offers users the ability to create, save, access, and share documents and files online for free (you get 5GB of free storage!). There is even a plug-in for MS Office that lets you save your files to your online Workspace directly from whichever Office program you are using. Not only can saving things in the cloud help the bottom line, but you're also contributing to saving our planet!
    MSFT Office Live Outreach Team