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Top 8 Ways to Go Green on the Cheap: “Whether you work in a five-person office or 5,000-person factory, there are dozens of initiatives you can implement to reduce waste, use less energy, improve efficiency and get your employees involved in shrinking your company’s environmental impacts.
Many of these initiatives don’t require a lot of money or time.
Deciding where to begin, however, can be the hardest part. With so many ideas floating around, it can feel overwhelming to decide on the best place to start so we spoke to green business owners and consultants to get their favorite high-impact, low cost and easy-to-implement green initiatives.
Get a Baseline
You can’t really set goals of fixing something if you don’t know where you started.
Worried that your workers don’t appreciate the waste they create? Start going through the trash – with them!
Build a Garbage Web
After you take the dumpster dive, grab up all of that waste and build an art exhibit in your own office. Great way to get people’s attention.
Slow Your Flow
Cut down on the water use in your bathrooms by 50-75%. If light bulbs make sense, saving water makes just as much.
Give people incentives to carpool or drive hybrids. Usually costs nothing to setup and it creates a culture that actually gives a damn about the environment that you work in.
Turn Waste into Profit
One man’s waste is another man’s treasure. Close the loop, find a way to give someone your waste to use.
Get Everyone Involved
You got to get everyone to agree and buy into this. These activities aren’t something you tack on – it’s a culture, it’s a way of life. The latter is the only way it’s going to last.
Don’t Forget Your Customers
“Encouraging and rewarding customers for participating in environmental programs, such as paperless billing or using cloth bags over plastic, can help companies reduce their environmental impacts and foster loyalty among environmentally savvy consumers.“Did you like this? If so, please bookmark it, RSS feed.