Green initiatives in the office- your complete toolkit

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At 1 Million Women we talk a lot about reducing our carbon footprint at home. Throughout the month of February we've been looking at what you can do at work.

Whether or not we like to admit it, in western culture most of our time is spent at our place of work – up to and above 40 hours a week. In fact, a study conducted by the National Sleep Foundation found that 38 percent of those polled worked 50 hours or more per week.

Over the month we've shown that just as it is at home, reducing you environmental impact in the workplace is so much easier than most people think. Especially in today’s society with new green technologies and sustinable options.

Your toolkit for a sustainable office

How to green your workplace

Did you know that plants in an office will increase productivity? This post provides a list of plants that will thrive in any Australian office.

Green jobs for the girls! A guest post by Romilly Madew

"The OECD argues that 'men’s lifestyles and consumer patterns, whether they are rich or poor, tend to be more resource-intensive and less sustainable than women’s'

Why is this? Read more in this excellent guest post.

Greening the commute

Work from home, take the bus – these are just some ideas to green your work commute…

Interview with Sarah van Maarseveen from Ecocreative

Ecocreative is a creative consultancy devoted to inspiring positive change for a sustainable society. Read all about them in this guest post from Sarah van Maarseveen.

Going Green Ideas for Heating and Cooling in the office

When it comes to heating and cooling your workplace, you can easily make these systems more energy efficient, saving money and cutting pollution at the same time.

Green your office wardrobe

One thing you can try is greening your office wardrobe. Whether you are facing the dilemma of having nothing to wear each day to the office, or perhaps you’ve just landed a new job and need some new clothes to wear – follow our planet friendly tips for sustainable office style…

Sustainable workplace: Why buy local?

Each time you are spending your money, you are casting a vote for a better future. That’s why it’s so important to support independent, locally owned workplaces.

Guest Interview with Koru Swimwear

Designers, Julie Brockmeyer Stine and April Slater , wanted to incorporate eco-friendly fabrics and responsible textile manufacturing processes to swimwear for both sport and leisure and so Koru swimwear was born.

Green your office technology

It's never been easier to green your office technology!

Bring your own lunch – Green Office Tips

With just a little thought and preparation it’s easy to pack an eco−friendly lunch to bring from home. You’ll end up with less waste, a healthier lunch, and you will save money by not eating out all the time.

Green Lighting Ideas for the office

When it comes to lighting in your workplace, you can easily make these systems more energy efficient, saving money and cutting pollution at the same time.

Thanks for being part of our sustainable office month! If you have any tips of your own, leave them in the comments below.


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