10 Tips to Energize Earth Month at Work

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Sustainable businesses practices aren't just good for the planet - they're good for employees and the bottom line too. Here are 10 tips that will help your company make positive changes, during Earth Month and all year round.

  • Get a recycling or composting program started with the help of Keep America Beautiful. There are lots of ideas and resources at their Recyling@Work portal.
  • Read the Impact at Work toolkit from Net Impact. It has great ideas for green teams, step-by-step worksheets and much more.
  • Encourage your company to sign up for the Green Lights and Energy Star energy-saving programs offered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Contact EnergyStar at 888.STAR.YES (888.782.7937) or visit their website.
  • Assemble a team of co-workers to conduct an energy audit at your workplace. Look for lights and equipment needlessly left on, drafty windows and doors you could insulate, inefficient thermostat settings, and other energy-wasters. Make recommendations for improvements that will save energy and money. Or take it a step further and...
  • Host an EDF Climate Corps Fellow. Over the course of 10 to 12 weeks, fellows develop actionable plans that accelerate companies energy management programs. Sign up to host a fellow here.
  • Put up an Earth Day bulletin board during April that offers employees new energy-saving tips each week. Check out websites like EarthShare, Energy Star or Sierra Club for great green tips.






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