Thursday, October 20, 2011
GREEN AT WORK
Green at work will mean consciously bringing it to your task or duty post. The man who inspired the going green park & ride Emmanuel Essien (Mannie coolfm) must have been encouraged at work otherwise our riding bicycles during Nigeria’s independence weekend won’t have happened in the first place. Every person or professional should start a recycle program at work, way we are die hard recyclers at home, but not so much at work. Investing in some special waste containers as well as passion the word on is a good starting point.
Be bright about light today and daily at work. Keeping the lights off helps when not in use is important. Make it a habit to turn the lights off if you’re leaving the room for more than 15minutes or more as you can utilize natural light as much as possible.
Bringing lunch to work in reusable containers is the greenest (and healthiest) way to eat at work. Getting delivery and take away almost inevitably ends with a miniature mountain of packaging waste. Also, bring in reusable plates, utensils, and napkins. If you do go out for lunch, try walking instead of driving or possibly bike (by this I mean bicycle ride) not okada as we call it locally.
Print smarter. The average headquarters of a firm, company or corporation consumes 10,000 sheets of copy paper a year. Recycle every paper, run prints on back of paper or use backside of old documents for faxes or drafts and do be mindful not every email needs to be printed out. There are also energy efficient or eco-friendly printers, copiers, faxes.
There's also a great product called a Smart Strip Power Strip is a power strip that stops idle current. The Smart Strip monitors power consumption and can sense the difference between when computers and other devices are on or off. Upon figuring this out, it shuts off the power, eliminating the idle current drawn from them.
Make efforts to create less waste in the office. Green at work isn’t only about buying recycled products. It’s also about buying long lasting products