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New Year… New Green Tips
Global Office Supplies would like to extend a Happy New Year to all of our customers current and future!
For many of us, 2014 was a year where we actively made a change to help go green at work. This may have been small changes such as switching of our computers when we don’t need them, or cycling to work rather than driving.
Never the less, every little helps and 2015 should be the year to propel this thinking further and introduce even more changes to help everyone in your work place or at home to Go Green!
We’ve compiled a list of our top things YOU can do to help you Go Green. If you implement just one of these changes, you’ll already be doing a huge favour to mother nature and your fellow man:
Lower the Water Heater Temp
We rarely need tap and shower water to be turned up to its highest temperature, so why not turn down the hot water heater? The standard setting is about 140 degrees Fahrenheit, but adjusting it to 120 degrees could save up to 10 percent in water heating costs.
Cook at Home
Preparing homemade soups, stews and other hearty winter meals is more economical and uses resources than dining out. Buying prepared meals with plastic and cardboard packaging also impacts the environment as they are manufactured.
Sharing with friends and co-workers means there will be fewer cars on the road and greater emitting carbon dioxide. Having someone else do the driving a couple of days each week let’s you relax rather than fight rush-hour traffic and road rage.
Cycle to Work
Even better than sharing a car, is not using one at all! If you live within an easily manageable route to work, try cycling rather than driving. Not only will you be saving the planet, you’ll also be cycling towards a healthier you!
Waste & Recycling
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Reduce the amount of packaging you buy, reuse what you can, and recycle the rest. Better yet, look for products without packaging—tools, fresh produce, dry goods.
Reduce you Post
Wherever possible, convert to paperless billing for all of your monthly statements. Most companies provide this service and it’s as easy as setting up an online account to perform the switch. Junk mail is a huge problem for all of us, contact your local postal service to see how you can be removed from mass mailing lists.
So there you have it, our top tips to go green at work or at home in 2015. Make sure you check back on the Global Office Supplies blog for updates on the products and services we sell. Or whilst you’re on our website, check out our huge range of recycled and re-usable office products we have to help you go Green at Work!
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