In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, consider launching the following initiatives to help your office become more green. Sometimes greener practices can be more cost effective and create a more productive office atmosphere. Plus, you’re doing your part to help the environment and reduce waste! There are a number of things you can do differently today that will make a major difference for a brighter tomorrow.

  • Launch computer energy saving measures.

    Set computers to go into sleep mode when unused for a certain amount of time and shut down when leaving for the day.

  • Save paper and lower printing costs.

    Avoid printing in color unless necessary and use a printer that does double-sided copying.

  • Reduce paper waste.

    Keep copies of important emails and files saved on the computer, review documents online rather than printing them and have checks directly deposited.

  • Purchase recycled paper products for your office.

    Select recycled products such as restroom and kitchen paper towels and toilet paper. Many recycled products are priced competitively with non-recyclable materials, and in some cases, even cheaper.

Source: http://www.wikihow.com/Go-Green-at-Work