Impact of Green Office WeekGreen Office Week saw high levels of participation from a broad range of organisations up and down the country this year and seemed to really catch the imagination. Endorsement for Green Office Week came from key leaders in green issues through to local Councils and Associations including the Air Ambulance Service and the First Wessex Housing Association.
So how can you be greener at work? Feedback suggests it's the simple things that we can affect on an individual basis and take ownership of. The most popular being to reduce energy consumption by ensuring that lights and electrical equipment are turned off when not in use for example meeting room lights and audio visual equipment and that laptops, monitors, printers and copiers are turned off at night. Another top change office workers felt they could make on a daily basis was to introduce the 3 R's into their daily lives - reduce - reuse - recycle. These ranged from formally introducing recycling bins for paper, cans and printer cartridges to reusing old envelopes and packaging. We are now seeing a focus on making steps to think and act 'green' for the long term...nobody can do everything but everyone can do something! What is your 'green' pledge?