April 22, 2019  |  Ideabar News

30 ways Ideabar is going green in our office

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The daily dialogue in our breakroom is often related to waste management and the impact that food and nutrition have on our health, the environment and animals. We are inspired by our national sustainability program, Cox Conserves, and the goals they have set to send zero waste to landfill by 2024 and to be carbon and water neutral by 2044. We are thankful every day for our corporation that is values-driven that invests in the long-term growth of our people and our planet. To achieve these aggressive goals, we continue to identify ways we can become greener at work and at home.

Our identity is enhanced through a sense of place. It is proven that a greener workplace fosters creativity. It is our social responsibility to be enthusiastic, contagious, encouraging and, caught up in conversation over conservation, and then turn our conversations into actions! It is up to us to increase our awareness, educate ourselves and become more active to protect our precious environment.

Here are 30 Ways in 30 days to go green in your office for Earth Month:

  1. Use recyclable k-cups.
  2. Save use coffee ground to feed our plants.
  3. Use re-usable mugs and water bottles.
  4. Use plates made from recycled sugar cane.
  5. Use the recycling bin.
  6. Share delicious vegetarian recipes.
  7. Donate extra paper supplies (notepads, folders, pens…etc).
  8. Layer our clothing instead of turning the heat up in our office.
  9. Save and re-use packaging material.
  10. Utilize file-sharing websites like DropBox or Google Docs rather than printing and sharing or maintaining paper files.
  11. Bike or walk to work when possible.
  12. Love our tap water.
  13. Switch to non-toxic cleaning products.
  14. Use video or web conferencing services instead of travel for meetings.
  15. Buy products that have been made from recycled material (i.e. recycled paper towels)
  16. Switch to LED light bulbs where ever possible.
  17. Utilize power strips for work stations.
  18. Power down our screens when we go into meetings.
  19. Use wood stir sticks and re-use metal straws.
  20. Print double-sided.
  21. Use e-signatures to sign off on important documents.
  22. Participate in Meatless Monday.
  23. Carpool to meetings.
  24. Use reusable dishes and silverware.
  25. Use non-toxic cleaning products to tidy up.
  26. Bring in desk plants.
  27. Drive hybrid automobiles.
  28. Re-use printed materials as scrap paper.
  29. Use the cloud instead of memory sticks or external hard drives.
  30. Stream music and videos online.