5 Easy Ways to Add Some “Green” to Your Office

cloversThis St. Patrick’s Day, when you wear green, consider the “green” things you can do to help out the planet AND your business!

All month long at Perry Office Plus, we’ll be sharing ways you can be a little more “green”… not because it’s trendy or “in”, but because every little bit helps. Taking care of our earth and being good stewards of our resources makes good sense as human beings and as responsible businesspeople, since most of these tips will actually save your company money in the long run.

Tip #1: Add a water filter to your break room tap and reduce the amount of plastic water bottles used. We use a Brita filter.

Tip #2: Get the most from your copy paper and print on both sides for your “everyday” printing needs. Plus, stop and consider if you really need to print that email or file. In the U.S., over 40 percent of municipal solid waste is paper—about 71.8 million tons each year.

Tip # 3: Use Energy Star compliant equipment that will reduce the amount of power consumed when not in use. Just look for the Energy Star logo!

Tip #4: Heating, cooling and ventilation accounts for 39 percent of the energy use in a typical office. Use automatic setback thermostats to adjust the temperature for weekends and evenings, and keep the blinds closed.

Tip #5: Use online meeting tools such as GoToMeeting, rather than traveling when possible.

Stay tuned for more tips and cool products to save you money and bring a little “green” to your office this spring.

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