Earth Day is April 22, 2023. What better way to honor Mother Earth than by making some eco-friendly changes in the workplace? Boston is home to thousands of employers. Imagine the difference it would make if every employer did just one thing on this list!
1. Turn Off the Lights
It’s understandable that offices have cleaning companies come in at night. But that doesn’t mean the lights have to stay on 24/7. Invest in motion sensor lights throughout the office so energy isn’t wasted when no one is using the space.
2. Invest in an Eco-friendly Coffee System
Your team’s treasured morning coffee routine is an easy way to go green. Invest in an eco-friendly coffee system such as POUR’D. Each bag-in-the-box of cold brew concentrate yields up to 9 gallons of ready-to-drink hot or cold coffee beverages. There is very little waste, and yet your employees have the option to create specialty coffee beverages in the office. Even the box is recyclable!
3. Install Blinds
If you’re in an office building with lots of huge windows, the Boston summer sun will heat up your workplace quickly. Install blinds to reduce the need for air conditioning.
4. Support Suppliers With Eco-Friendly Values
Take time to find and partner with eco-friendly vendors and suppliers who have sustainability policies in place. This will have an even broader positive impact on Mother Earth.
5. Install Bike Racks
Installing bike racks at the workplace may encourage employees to bike to work, reducing carbon emissions from commuting. If this idea isn’t feasible, at least provide employees with a safe place to store their bicycles indoors during their shift.
6. Switch to Eco-friendly Packaging Materials
By adopting sustainable packaging practices, your company can improve your carbon footprint, plus meet the expectations of customers who share your eco-friendly values.
At BostonbeaN, we offer eco-friendly breakroom supplies, as well as biodegradable pods for our coffee and tea machines. Bottleless water machines such as the ION and Bevi also eliminate single-use waste by offering plastic-free options for fresh, filtered water throughout the workday. Contact us to get started.