Start a Green Team at Work

My company has solar panels and does good by the environment, but we can always do more.  A few months ago, I started a Green Team at work.  We have a company website where employees can share posts.  That is how I introduced the Green Team and invited employees to attend the first Green Team meeting.  When…

Fill your Pens, not the Landfill

How many times have you used a pen in your life?  I probably use a pen every single day, but I never thought about the environmental impact.  I just never thought about it.  In our throw-away culture, I am used to throwing things like empty pens away.  Too bad there is no ‘away’.  Our garbage just goes to a…

A unique idea to go green at work- the Eco Tray

So you’ve probably read lists of ways to go green at work.  The typical lists have good ideas that should definitely be implemented if possible.  However, this is an idea that I haven’t seen on any other lists, and you don’t need to be the president of the company to make it happen.  I call…

Week 48 – Stop using small garbage bin at work

At work, I have a small wastebasket at my desk. Recently I noticed that the cleaning lady changes the garbage bag even if there’s only 1 tiny thing in it.  Therefore, my green change for week 48 is to stop using the small wastebasket at my desk.  Instead, I will walk to the kitchenette which…

Week 38 – Carpool to work

Considering that transportation accounts for 31% of carbon emissions in the United States, carpooling is one of the best ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  Also, using less gas means we are less dependent on foreign fuel.  Not to mention that if you carpool you’ll save tons of money. With that in mind, after a…

Week 5- Take the stairs

Living on the 8th floor of an apartment building means that taking the elevator is an attractive option.  It’s quicker than the stairs and so much easier.  Unfortunately, using the elevator = more electricity = more coal burning = more carbon emissions.  Starting today, I will take the stairs more often.  I will start easy-…