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Earth Day

Every year on April 22, more than a billion people across the globe celebrate Earth Day.pexels-photo-346885 earth day

Earth Day gives us the opportunity to come together to share awareness of what we can do to maintain a healthy environment on our planet. We believe we’re pretty good about recycling and being energy efficient in our homes, but what about our workplaces?

Here are some easy practices that can be put in place at the office:

  1. Use less paper. Do you really need to print that email? At least print double sided if you have to.
  2. Turn off the lights. As the days get longer, allow the natural light from the windows to brighten your workspace
  3. Watch that thermostat. Keep the office at a comfortable temperature. Wear layers instead of adjusting the thermostat.
  4. Stock the staff kitchen with reusable cutlery, glasses, dishes, cups. Have well marked recycling bins for food waste, plastics, paper etc.
  5. Buy energy efficient equipment. Laptops use less energy than desktops. Use sleep or standby mode when not in use. Turn off your computer at end of the day, and especially for the weekend.
  6. Walk, bike, or take public transportation to work. If your position allows for it, occasionally telecommute.
  7. Donate used electronic equipment to charities.

If we can all make adjustments, we can contribute to a healthy planet.

Happy Earth Day!

 

 

 

For our Earth

April 22 is Earth Day. Here at McNeill Nakamoto,  we are concerned about our environment. Team McNak has made a strong effort to conserve energy and recycle materials, because every little bit adds up and will help set a greener course for us and the world. Here are just a few of the actions we’ve taken to be a more environmentally friendly office:

We make sure that we have paper recycle bins located in each office.

Our printers are stocked with used paper, so we can use both sides. We think twice about the necessity of printing a document or email.

We have recycle bins in our kitchen for aluminum, glass, plastics, and paper goods.

We avoid using disposable paper towels, and use kitchen cloths instead, laundering only when required.

We use stainless steel cutlery and dishes, and avoid using plastic goods: forks, knives, spoons, etc.

We have installed energy efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs throughout the office.

We recycle our printer cartridges.

We bring our travel mugs to the office, and avoid using disposable coffee cups.

We repurpose our marketing materials when a design changes.

At night will go around the office to ensure that all lights and equipment are turned off to save energy. This includes turning off printers, photocopiers, etc.

A staff member volunteers as our ‘green lead’…a person in our office who oversees all environmental initiatives.

Whenever possible, our staff walk or take public transit to work.

Please share what your company is doing for our earth in the comments below.

 

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