10 ways to be green

Save money as well as the environment by taking action to green your business. These are the 10 most important actions – in no particular order – according to GreenBizCheck.

  1.  Switch off all lights when they’re not in use – especially at night and on weekends and holidays.
  2. Turn off all IT equipment and other electrical appliances when not in use.
  3. Make sure you switch off all electrical items at the power point when not in use for extended periods.
  4. Disable screen savers – they often use more energy than less.
  5. Make sure your heating and cooling are not set too hot or too cold.
  6. Walk, ride a bike or take public transport to work.
  7. Teleconference rather than make unnecessary trips.
  8. Recycle everything you can.
  9. Do your best to operate a paperless office.
  10. Install a water filter instead of purchasing bottled water.