Happy Administrative Professionals’ and Earth Day!
There is nothing better than obscure holidays, so here at Business Talent Solutions we are wishing you a Happy Administrative Professionals Day as well as a Happy Earth Day. In order to commemorate these holidays we offer a concise list on how to be eco-friendly in your office job!
- Stop Printing.
According to the Office of Environmental Assistant, the average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of copy paper each year. This accounts for up to 40% of waste in the United States.
Bring your own lunch. Not only will you save a little green- you can also be a steward to the planet by reducing waste – besides no one actually likes eating out of Styrofoam containers.
- Recycle– not to beat a dead horse but no list would be complete without stating the obvious. Reuse papers with typos as scratch paper and go through the process of removing staples so that you can recycle everything you would otherwise toss. Currently, the United States only recycles 53% of their paper waste. This is a very easy way to help the environment while at work.
- Kick Your Coffee Addiction (or at least your cup addiction)
Ideally, we could remove the IV coffee drip from our lives but when the afternoon slump rolls around we suggest bringing your own thermos. Not only do many coffee shops give you a reduced rate with your own cups you also eliminate waste. Americans throw away around 4 billion Starbucks cups per year.
Optimize your energy settings and turn off your computer at the end of the day. This prevents the systems from using unnecessary energy while you’re not working.
- Rethink your commute.
We live in a very connected world. You can easily set up ride shares, look up bus routes, or even plan how to run your errands on foot. In addition to skipping the hour alone in your hot car on the way home, you can save money and cut your fuel consumption. Americans use 3.7 billion hours and 23 billion gallons of gas on their commutes annually.
We hope that you’ll be able to incorporate some of these strategies into your daily operations.