Thursday, January 08, 2009

Goin Green in 2009

Twas the Season to consume. More than any time of year, we use and consume massive amounts of disposable items, from party supplies to wrapping paper, to buying the take-out meal for the family on the way home from the mall over the holidays. It's the time to party and celebrate, but now it’s also a time for making resolutions for the future. And in tough economic times, it’s a great time to look for ways we can consume less and save the environment at the same time.

Pick a green resolution to focus on in the New Year. Here is a quick list of a some small changes to get you thinking.

1. Change your trip to the coffee bar by bringing your own mug or using an in-house mug. If you make 3-4 trips to the coffee shop a week, you’re saving 200 cups and lids a year. It’s a small change that makes a difference (I hear Starbucks gives a nice little discount for bringing your own mug!).

2. Refuse to use the disposable cups, bowls and utensils at your business. Buy a cheap set of dishes at the grocery store and use em again and again instead of the paper plates, cups and utensils you may have been using. You’ll save your company money in the process.

3. Cut down on drives around town. Buy a bike if you live in a bike-friendly community and refuse to drive anywhere that is closer than 2 or 3 miles. It’s a fact... a bike ride within short distances is generly as fast as driving your car.

4. Turn off your lights when you’re not in the room, unplug appliances and electronics that aren’t in use. Nearly half the nation’s CO2 emissions come from the energy we consume at home and work (via our power plant system), so wasting less unnecessary electricity at home is a tiny change that can have a massive effect.

Thanks again for reading. We hope you’ve enjoy our green tips and that 2009 is your greenest year ever.

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