April 21, 2021 - Career Group Companies
We think every day should be Earth Day. Today, we’re celebrating by sharing simple tips on how to live and work more sustainably. At Career Group Companies, we’re proud of our drive to go green and lead with a sustainability focus.
While we’re constantly thinking of other ways we can cut back to limit waste and consumption, here are some of our favorite tips you can use to go green at home, and at the office!
Things like plastic utensils, straws, coffee cups, or anything designed to be tossed after one use are a huge waste. Challenge yourself to cut back on these non-essentials by bringing a reusable option with you when running errands or getting take out!
Eating a plant-based diet is great for the globe and for your health! Did you know that it takes 10 bathtubs full of water to produce 1/4 of a beef burger? Mass animal agriculture is known to be a leading contributor to climate change. If you don’t want to cut animal products out all together, Meatless Mondays are a great way to make an impact!
Shopping locally means less fuel is used for shipping, and less packaging is required to box your purchases. Plus, you’re supporting local businesses – a win win! Shop locally when you can, and if you’re in charge of sourcing vendors for your business, try out local options first.
This is a really easy way to cut down on disposable cups! You can also leave a reusable hand towel, utensils, and other items at your workstation to limit the amount of waste you create in a day. If you do use plastic, make sure to rinse your items and recycle them appropriately.
Going digital means less paper waste in the office! You can also set your printers to automatically print double-sided, cutting paper costs in half and saving trees along the way. Challenge your staff to go paperless whenever possible.
If you’re passionate about making strides towards sustainability, join your office’s committee! If they don’t have one, you can get the ball rolling. Office Green Committees will brainstorm ways their workplace can be more efficient and help senior leaders to make those ideas a reality.
There are so many nonprofits dedicated to environmental action. Find one that resonates with you and donate your time or money to support! This Earth Day, we made purchases from local vendors whose proceeds support the International Fund for Animal Welfare. Every action makes a difference!
If you really want to limit your consumption, first use up what you already have! Then think of clever ways to reuse things you might’ve thrown away, or donate them instead. And of course, recycle! Make sure your building is set up to recycle responsibly.
We hope you enjoy the beauty our planet has to offer this Earth Day! At Career Group Companies, we will continue to think sustainably about our future and make eco-friendly business decisions wherever and whenever possible.