Are You Contributing to a Green Office?

<p>As sustainable practices become more of the norm in your personal life, it is imperative these practices overlap into the workplace. In fact, a recent study showed that your coworkers might start holding others responsible for green printing practices. <a name="_GoBack"></a></p> <p>The top office pet peeves are all environment-related. Mindless printing resulting in abandoned pages at the printer is at the top of the list with leaving on unused lights following closely. Environmental consciousness not only can affect your budgets and resources, but can also create tension among coworkers.<a href="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/iStock_000000080171Medium_3.jpg">... style="background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; border-left: 0px; margin: 10px 0px 10px 10px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; float: right; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="iStock_000000080171Medium" border="0" alt="iStock_000000080171Medium" align="right" src="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/iStock_000000080171Medium_thumb_0... width="124" height="84" /></a></p> <p>Many people tend to leave their environmentally-conscious behaviors at home. The office has become a breeding ground for bad habits. This comes from the lack of ownership taken of resources and budgets. Employees feel that since they aren’t directly paying for paper or electricity, it shouldn’t matter how they use it.</p> <!--break--> <p>A lack of green practices can drastically reduce productivity and create hostility among coworkers. Therefore, it is crucial to create a set of guidelines that promotes green printing and sustainable practices for everyone. These guidelines can include anything from default duplexed printing, movement sensors instead of light switches and Energy Star-rated devices.</p> <p>Encourage your office to print smart. Not only will it help with budgets, but it will improve the overall atmosphere of the office. Contact us today for more ways you can go green in your office.</p>