Getting your office to go green can be as easy as simply encouraging everyone to consider these four easy habit changes. It may start slowly, but the more people you can get to participate in your office, the greener your team will be. You may even find that one or two of your coworkers wants to bring these ideas home with them, making them more aware of their carbon footprint across their whole life. Starting with the office is a breeze if you have the will and motivation to help others change.
Help your coworkers rethink how they travel to work! There are several greener options, depending on how far people live, to arrive at the office safely. For some offices, walking or riding a bike could be an option. For others, taking the train, bus, or even carpooling is possible. These options help reduce the emissions from cars and motorcycles. If these options are not possible, discussing electric or hybrid vehicles may be the way to go! While not an immediate solution, it’s okay to plant the seed now in case anyone is on the market for purchasing a new car.
Change the lightbulbs in your office to LEDs. You could also connect all your lighting and electricity to a smart hub that automatically adjusts based on who’s in the office (based on sensors), the time of day, and other needs. Another option is to install a smart climate control system, like Nest, to reduce unnecessary heating and cooling. If your office has a kitchen, next time your company purchases new appliances, look at energy efficient appliances that will save your office money in the long run. And finally, insulate windows and seal all air leaks so the heat and AC don’t go right outside.
Don’t just recycle, take action to refuse, reduce, and reuse in accordance with the Plastic Pollution Coalition principles. Say no to straws, plastic bags, plastic bottles, packaging, and other plastics. Invest in reusable water bottles, a water cooler so your team doesn’t need bottled water, and even pack the kitchen with cups in case anyone forgets their reusable bottle at home. If you do have a kitchen, get a bottle cleaning brush for everyone to clean their reusable bottles to stay healthy.
Give your walls a fresh coat of paint with our pollution reducing and self-cleaning paint. Our light activated paint can transform your walls into photocatalytic surfaces, preventing dirt from building up on its surfaces and purifying the air inside your office, making it safer and healthier for you and your team to breathe. It is well known that people who live in urban environments suffer from more respiratory problems and even have a lower life expectancy than those living in rural areas because their air is not as clean. Our products will help clean the air you breathe. All you need is light!
Encouraging your office to go green doesn’t need to take a lot of time or money; it can be as simple as leading the way by doing things that inspire others to follow in your footsteps. If you happen to be a leader or manager in charge of the office, consider painting your walls with Activa Coating to help protect yourself and your team with fresh air to breathe. One of the best perks of Activa Coating is that it is self-cleaning, keeping painted walls clean and free of germs, dirt, and grime longer than leading paint brands. Your office can go green anytime, just contact us to learn more!