Graymatter’s Guide To Greener Business Practices
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When we set out to go green at work, I was amazed to learn how toxic our office was (and still is!).Â Â Nearly everything was suspect.Â Obvious culprits like computers and light bulbs didn’t surprise me but I hadn’t considered the adhesive on post-its, the ink in the toner cartridges or the furniture itself.Â It was almost too much information, which made the process seem daunting.Â So, after a deep breath,Â we decided to take things one step at a time. As a matter of fact, I came to realize that the act of going green itself can be waistful.Â You don’t necessarily want to rush right out and get rid of old computers and furniture (unless you have a hyper sensitive immune system).Â That just adds to a landfill.Â As with anything, the middle path, the path of moderation is often the wisest.Â We came up with some broad stroke ‘strategies’, and I use that term loosely, that were sustainable to the environment and to our budget.Â So, for us going green is an on-going process.Â We’re more green today than we were yesterday but not as green as we’ll be tomorrow (I hope!).
Here are some of the first sustainable ‘strategies’ we came up with.Â Maybe they’ll work for you or maybe you’ll come up with your own. Continue reading “How To Green Your Office”