Going Green

Becoming an environmentally friendly company is a big concern for many business owners. There are many reasons why one would want to run a “green” office.

Becoming green will help reduce your carbon footprint and significantly reduce your energy bills, while helping you develop a reputation for being an honorable company, which will create new business opportunities.

Many people might be under the impression that the only way to go green is to completely cut out printing from your business plan. But throwing away the printer isn’t practical for any office.
Companies need to focus more on being mindful of what they print, how they print, what they use to print and what they print on.

What you print:

  • If it doesn’t need to be in paper form don’t print it.
  • If you are printing a document and you only need a few pages from the set make sure to only print the pages you need.
  • No printing personal documents on the office printer.

How you print:

  • Print everything double sided.
  • Print everything single-spaced.
  • If it doesn’t need color then print it in black and white.

What you use to print:

  • Replace your outdated printer with a modern, energy-efficient one. Modern printers use much less electricity and offer eco modes and auto-off features.

What you print on?

  • Purchase recycled paper.
  • Completely halt the use of non recycled paper in your office.

These are things to consider while on the quest to becoming a green office. It’s not only good for the environment but it’s good for business!