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How to Go Green at the Workplace?

Things we can do at workplace 'to go green 秀 品 Walk or ride a bicycle to work Green up Use public transportation your commute to office Switch from an hours 8workday, five days a week to hours These activities will cut your daily commute time by at least 10 workday. 24 four days Carpool with 2 or 3 likeminded people 20% a week and give you longer weekends If possible, work from home. It increases Purchase a hybrid or electric vehicle productivity & can boost your mood Green your brew Drink organic coffee- Organic coffee is grown without pesticides and herbicides, which lowers the consumers' and the Earth's exposure to toxins Use ceramic or metal mugs to have coffee instead of plastic or Styrofoam cups Sanic coffee Go digital & recycle pape Avoid using paper & go digital Reduce printer use & use e-mails, digital documents, make use of laptops etc. instead of paper print Recycling 1 ton paper saves The average American uses 17 mature trees, 110 Ibs. of paper 7000 gallons of water, at the office a year. This means roughly 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space, 19 people use 2 barrels of oil, & 1ton of paper 4100 kilowatt hours of electricity, enough at the office energy to power the average American home for 6 months Put computers to sleep mode 300lbs LessCO2 Putting just 1 computer on sleep mode can prevent approximately 300 lbs of CO2 emission 60-70% of power A computer in sleep mode can save Switch your Incandescent bulb to CFL or LED bulb e energy of standard incandescent the 1/4 With an average lifespan of approximately 10,000 to 15,000 hours, a CFL bulb lasts about 10x times longer than an incandescent bulb !!!! With a lifespan of approximately 25,000-35,000 hours, an LED bulb lasts 2 to 4 times longer than a CFL, and 25 to 35 times longer than a standard incandescent bulb According to the Environmental Protection the energy saved would be enough to light Agency (EPA), if every household in America replaced 3 million homes and prevent greenhouse just gas emissions from the equivalent 1 incandescent bulb with a Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL), of 800,000 cars If possible, use day light to save electricity Recycle e-waste • An estimated 50 million tons of E-waste are produced each year • USA discards 30 million computers each year • The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that only 15-20% of e-waste is recycled, the rest of these electronics go directly into landfills and incinerators • Recycle your used e-waste responsibly to keep toxic chemicals such as LEAD, MERCURY, BERYLLIUM, CADMIUM, AND ARSENIC out of landfills and potentially out of groundwater Recycle recyclable office items • Paper products like copy paper, envelopes, magazines, cardboard boxes from shipped supplies, soda cans and aluminum foil • Recycling 1 aluminum can, saves enough energy to run a 100-watt bulb for 20 hours, a computer for 3 hours, or a TV for 2 hours • Plastic bottles & plastic bags - Manufacturers can make I extra large T-shirt out of only 5 recycled plastic soda bottles • Ink cartridges Plant trees in your office Plant trees in your office to clean indoor air by reducing dust by 20%, bacteria by 50%, I plant for every 3 people improves air quality & mold by 60% Spread the green word • Educate the employees about greening their workplace • Provide incentive & encourage employees to follow 3 R's at workplace • Keep it simple & make it convenient for employees to participate in green programs References • • • • • • • • • SIMS МЕTAL MANAGEMENT Incandescent bulb CFLS Use about CFL or LED bulb

How to Go Green at the Workplace?

shared by SimsMetalManagement on Sep 12
It was green. It was always meant to be green. But the global color palette today is showing shades of grey. And the need of the hour is to do whatever it takes to awaken environmental consciousness. ...


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