Making Your Office More Eco-Friendly

September 1, 2017

Looking to make your office a bit more eco-friendly? It might be easier than you think! With a few easy changes, you can turn your office from wasteful to resourceful. So if you are looking for new ways to create a more eco-friendly environment, we have you covered:

Go Paperless

Roughly 90% of office waste is due to reprints of documents because of revisions or updates. To avoid the excess waste, start moving your work over to digital! By swapping out your filing cabinets for desktop folders, you are cutting down the emissions of greenhouse gases and making your office clutter-free and eco-friendly! You can also reach out to vendors and ask that your bills and invoices be emailed to you and try and set up auto payments whenever possible, any little bit helps!

Add Desk Plants

Adding some greenery to your office can increase work productivity and your overall health. Plants release oxygen into the air which counteracts any chemicals that might be present and improves overall air quality. So if you are looking to add a personal and natural touch to the office, while cleaning the air — add in some plant life!

Unplug at Night

Modern technology can drain a ton of energy, especially in an office space. Each night computers, lights, and office printers that are left on consuming unnecessary energy and wasting your money. To stop the waste and cut down on your electrical bill, enforce a shutdown policy that requires all employees to shut down their computers and lights each night.  

Make it a Competition

There are so many ways to get your office to go green, so why not try and switch it up? Create different, yet practical, eco-friendly challenges for your employees, such as no plastic water bottles for the week or a print-free week. Don’t forget to offer prizes for those employees who complete it! Let them know what impact each eco-friendly task has on the environment so they can see the collective difference they’re making as a team.

Here at Nickerson Corporation, we are also heavily committed to engaging in environmentally friendly business practices and make it a priority to work with manufacturers who share similar values. To keep up with our green efforts, we offer products that are durable (to minimize waste), made from easily replicable parts (to eliminate the need to completely replace such products), and manufactured in a way that does not emit damaging products into our environment. For more information on how we can help you go green in your classroom, please give us a call at (631) 666-0200!