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Make your life more eco-friendly with the green living tips in this Howcast video series. The environment will thank you!
You Will Need
- Recycled paper
- A ceramic mug
- A reusable knife, fork, and spoon
- Cloth napkins
- Reusable plastic containers
- Sunlight and fresh air
- A power strip with an off switch
Save paper by using digital files and printing double-sided whenever possible. Print only when necessary.
Use recycled paper
Encourage your office to purchase chlorine-free paper with high post-consumer recycled content. Reuse mailers and cartons, and recycle paper after use.
Use a ceramic mug
Bring in your own ceramic mug so you don’t have to use disposable cups.
Bring real cutlery and a cloth napkin to work every day to use with your homemade lunch. If you’re getting takeout, ask them not to put napkins and plastic cutlery in the bag.
Use plastic containers
Bring lunch from home in reusable containers instead of in aluminum foil and plastic bags.
Use free sunlight and air
When the sun shines, open the shades and use minimal artificial light. If it’s not too hot, open the windows and turn off the air-conditioning.
Set computers to power down when not in use, and unplug them at night.
Tap into savings
Offer guests tap water in glasses rather than bottled water.
Work from home
Ask your employer to consider letting employees work from home a few days a week, to cut down on commuting.