- Walk the walk at work and at home
- Share good ideas for reducing office waste
- Appreciate working with people who share my values.
In the lead up to a recent office remodel, our company "Green Team" was asked to make recommendations for how we could reduce our office waste and overall energy consumption. We took a hard look at our behavior patterns and also held a "Rad Collab", where we asked most of the office to brainstorm actions we could take to reduce the amount of waste we produce. We then presented leadership with a very long wishlist.
Most of our solutions are tied very closely to an awareness of our behaviors. They may not all apply to every office (beer isn't popular everywhere!) but I'm guessing many of them will apply.
We didn't ask for this but were so excited when it arrived. A large kitchen table, handmade from salvaged wood by the husband of one our owners. And mismatched chairs that were all salvaged and handpainted by another partner's significant other.
12. Motion-sensor lighting
We installed motion-sensor lighting wherever lights are most often left on unnecessarily.