Turning your office green in Twenty Eighteen !
Did you know….
That approximately seven million premature deaths annually are linked to air pollution, according to World Health Organisation. Simply put that is one in eight deaths worldwide.
Approximately fifty six percent of the rubbish in the United States is placed in landfills. Half of landfill space consists of paper. Recycling 907.18 kg of paper can save 0.08 cubic meters of space, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
People who live in places with high levels of air pollutants have a 20% higher risk of death from lung cancer than people who live in less-polluted areas.
Over 1 million seabirds and 100,000 sea mammals are killed by pollution every year.
With all these shocking facts it’s hard to know what one can do to help. By taking some simple steps you can help the environment. In this blog and the following blogs I will outline some simple ways to help make your office a little “greener”.
Making your office space more environmentally friendly can be a challenge below are some simple steps to help you get started!
Electricity …. Switch off those lights!!
We are all guilty of it I’m sure. It’s the end of the day and you’re in a rush to leave. You don’t switch off the computer. By turning off computers, printers, photocopiers, and other equipment that do not need to be left on this can help the environment!
At work do a quick check of the computers, are they set to their most energy efficient setting? Do they switch off if they haven’t been used after ten minutes? When leaving a room switch off the light! It may seem small but it can have a big impact by reducing the amount of carbon dioxide produced at power stations.
As much as possible, use natural light and switch from incandescent bulbs to fluorescent.