Forget blue collars and white collars. Workers of the world are going green. Small businesses and multinationals alike are reaping the financial and corporate benefits of environmental accountability. And, while corporate social responsibility policies grab the headlines, it is the individual actions of employees and employers that make the difference.
Here are some ways you can green your work environment:
If you are self-employed and work form home, simply extend your household efforts to recycle, save energy and reduce consumption to your home office.
- Plug all your office equipment into a power bar and turn it off at the end of the day.
- Switch to energy efficient lighting and try to use electronic communications as much as your business relationships allow.
- Don't forget to congratulate yourself on your entrepreneurial spirit and your reduced environmental footprint. By not driving to work and occupying additional office space, you are off to a great, green start.
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