Thursday, August 21, 2008

Greening Your Workplace

Even small steps can help to make a big diffeence when making the inside of your workplace more eco-friendly.

Here's a tip that we have seen work very recently at a couple of companies.

"Green" learning lunches have been organized. They are completely voluntary and just a relaxed way of getting people together to discuss ways of being more green and brainstorming ideas of what might work in the office.

One company we work with has started to show movies with a sustainability theme during lunch hour. This has really had a big impact, as it gets people thinking which leads to positive actions around the office.

You might want to try this at your place of work.

Monday, August 11, 2008

It's Back To School

For some regions, it's back to school, or at least teachers are getting ready for the kids to start arriving. Other areas still have a few weeks before the doors fly open to another school year.

When you're getting ready to outfit the classroom with supplies, please try and think green with what you purchase, but also with how you go about your day-to-day activities once school has started. Recycle, reuse, reduce are the keys.

Whiteboard markers are one part of the equation when it comes to making positive changes in making classrooms and schools greener (refillable, recyclable, non-toxic products in any area are great to be looking out for).

For those who are back at school, have a great year, for those with a few weeks of vacation left, enjoy it.