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Going Green is More than Recycling

by Guest Author 3 April 2019 09:07

Even small businesses want to jump into the green scene. With environmental awareness reaching new heights all around the world, businesses are more concerned than ever with sustainability, paperless office work, and minimizing the use of harmful chemicals. What if you're just starting out? You are a new small business owner and you want to be green, but what can you do? Here are some practical ways to take your business into the green age.


Of course, recycling is important. It's one of the most obvious ways to reduce waste, and waste management companies make it easier to recycle all the time. Find out what programs are available in your area, and pitch in!


Make your space more energy efficient with updated lighting. Embrace natural lighting opportunities wherever possible. Consider using renewable energy.

Green Location

If you are still in the planning stages of your business, or you're looking to relocate, consider green space in your business location. Will your building's windows look out onto a beautiful, park-like space? If there is not green space around your location, is there the possibility of planting trees or shrubs?

Indoor Greenery

Office green space does affect employee mental health. Being able to rest the eyes on natural greenery gives an employee a resource to calm himself, be more alert, and improve work performance. This can be achieved with strategically placed windows that look out onto green space. You could add an indoor greenery location into your office plan. You could place a potted plant on your desk. Companies who understand the importance of being (and seeing) green go so far as planning their office space so it provides simple ways to gather together naturally and work as a team in a natural, green environment.

When you start paying attention to your work environment, you find yourself on a continuum of improvement, always moving forward to create a more natural space. Small businesses and large businesses alike can be green-conscious by making small steps toward a better work environment.


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