We're not only green on the outside, we're green on the inside too. What does this mean? Simply put, we remodel with conservation efforts and we also run our daily company operations with recycling and re-using in mind as well.
These are daily business practices that conserve energy and reduce our carbon footprint as much as we possibly can. Here are some of our "inside" green practices:
~ We re-use paper. Both sides get used, especially in the fax machine.
~ We recycle paper that has no further use. This includes junk mail, packaging,
scraps, tissues, napkins, and paper cups.
~ We use ceramic cups, bowls and plates to cut down on paper use.
~ I take home plastic forks, knives and spoons, run them through the dishwasher,
and bring them back to the office for further use.
~ We use extra architectural plans for gift wrapping.
~ We keep our light and utility use to a minimum in the office and shop.
~ I take home food scraps for the compost pile and plastic scraps for
~ I walk or ride my bicycle for errands that are close by.
~ We save up any broken or otherwise electronic equipment and take it to a
company that recycles electronics. This includes CD's, keyboards, cables, etc.
~ When I purchase office supplies, I often refuse a bag or bring in my own.
I hope that one or more of these suggestions will contribute to your energy conservation efforts. If you have green business practices that we haven't thought of, please share!