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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
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.
"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.
Work from home, take the bus – these are just some ideas to green your work commute…
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
It's never been easier to green your office technology!
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.
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.