With mass-media-hysteria and fake-news at the forefront of everyone’s newsfeed and television sets, you wouldn’t be found guilty of not believing everything you read or hear.
However, one thing that is certainly a reality is the impact that we, the human race, are having on the planet. Now, I’m not what some people might call a ‘tree-hugger’ or a hippy by any means. I’m just your average guy that works in an average office with an average life. But, I’m concerned, none-the-less.
I’ve recently started initiatives in my workplace that means we are doing our part in helping the environment. I’ve noted them below so you can get your workplace involved too!
Light bulbs are a necessity whether you’re at work or at home – people have to see! But, the improper disposal of these, arguably dated lightbulb is having an impact on the environment from mercury leakage that can affect our water suppliers.
Low energy LED lights (http://www.hoveyelectric.com/hovey-electric-power-blog/bid/100379/LED-vs...) are just as bright but don’t harm the environment. It’s a no-brainer.
We were never a group of carbon-footprinters (is that a word?) but, even then, it’s still worth mentioning here. We all, on average, have a carbon footprint of 15 tonnes per year (https://www.greennet.org.uk/community/blogs/how-big-average-briton-s-car...). That’s a lot!
Take a page from our book – cycle to work, if you can. Carpool. Take the bus or the train. You’ll find that it’s definitely cheaper, and also better in the long run.
How many times have you printed something off, when you could’ve sent it in an email? Plenty, I bet. And how much of your work actually needs to be hard copies? Everything can live online these days!
Companies such as Iomart (https://www.iomart.com/) offer completely online solutions. Do your research, save some money, and the planet.