Originally posted on Houston's MIX 96-5:
Did you know that with a few simple steps and changes at your workplace you can help your environment? “Going green” in the workplace can be effortless and even fun with a few simple changes to your daily routine.
“Going green” and helping the environment at your workplace can be done and the best part about helping out our environment at work is that there is very little work involved! Check out a few and simple ways you can help us all live better in and out of the office.
Turning Lights Off One of the biggest ways companies waste electricity and drain resources is by leaving lights on in meeting rooms and areas where there is no one there. While your workplace should be warm and inviting to guests, it may serve your company to implement a policy that certain rooms and gathering areas should remain dark if the rooms are not in use. That huge conference room does not need to be lit if there is no one in there meeting for a conference. Also, remember to turn off your laptop or computer when you are not using it. If you have a company function or a personal matter that requires you to be away for a few hours, simply turn it off or place it on a lower-powered setting. You are saving energy that way!