Greening your office or other work space.
Posted 20 June 2012 - 03:34 AM
environment or other work space?
Suggestions would be power strips for electronics (computers, printers, microwaves, coffee
pots in break room area), recycling, ceramic cups in kitchen/break
room vs. paper or plastic cups, cfl's/led's in fixtures, composting shredded office paper or
bagging it for recycling, asking office manager if the last people leaving for the day to turn
off the lights.
Your additional idea's and what you have done in your work environment?
Posted 20 June 2012 - 03:32 PM
Posted 21 June 2012 - 06:34 AM
We use lots of plastic, recycle, and are actually working on an LED project right now! Very energy efficient.
Posted 21 June 2012 - 01:30 PM
Posted 22 June 2012 - 09:59 AM
Right now I am working online and I think some ways in making it green include turning off the lights while working on a PC and turning it off when not in use as well as unplugging it.
Posted 22 June 2012 - 08:20 PM
Posted 23 June 2012 - 02:07 AM
the lights in the offices, except in certain ones to show a "cross" of lights.
If they can shut them all off then, why not year round?
Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:15 AM
Posted 28 June 2012 - 06:40 PM
I don't use a printer, so no wasted paper here. I almost never use my microwave, except for popcorn on movie night. Some things are on a power strip, but it is a fire hazard to have major appliances such as microwave or air conditioning on a power strip.
A suggestion for people in an office that needs to print out things is:
Don't throw out paper because it was the wrong printout or didn't print out right. Re-use it for note taking (even your grocery list for later.) I re-use envelopes and also junk mail for note taking. My grocery list is often written on a piece of junk mail.
Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:02 PM
Additionally we do a great job of recycling and reusing cardboard boxes around the work place.
I am also adamant about sending in our empty ink jet cartridges for recycling/reuse. Naturally we recycle paper, cans and plastics on a daily basis. Often we reuse bottles for storage of waste as well. I think now laboratories are doing a much better job at "more green" routines than in the past.
Posted 29 June 2012 - 04:07 PM
Posted 29 June 2012 - 04:37 PM
Posted 29 June 2012 - 06:08 PM
However they don't want to disclose how to do this as they expect to sell the formula.
Posted 29 June 2012 - 07:07 PM
Posted 30 June 2012 - 07:31 PM
Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:45 PM
This is great! I never realized there were so many ways to recycle and reuse styrofoam. I pretty much just avoided getting the plates and cups that are made of these materials. That is nice to know. Many thanks for passing this information along!
Posted 02 July 2012 - 01:36 AM
Posted 05 July 2012 - 01:08 AM
Posted 01 August 2012 - 08:08 PM
Since I work from home, I also use a fan instead of air conditioning and commute on bicycle when I need to run errands.
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