Friday, May 9, 2008

Future Weather Action List - Office

These are the green actions we're going to commit to in the office.

  • Email rather than snail mail.
  • Opt for electronic billing.
  • Use PayPal as an option for sending donations.
  • Use Google Documents or some another web-based platform for file exchange.
  • Use a USB key rather than CDs to carry documents.
  • Use a scanner for archiving documents.
  • Purchase paper products with the highest possible post-consumer paper content including:
    • printer paper
    • stationery
    • postcards
    • envelopes
    • notebooks
    • mailing labels
    • file folders
    • toilet paper
    • tissue
    • napkins
    • paper towels
  • Re-print on backs of used paper.
  • Print double-sided scripts and docs whenever possible.
  • Shut the computer down when you're not using it, and unplug it at night.
  • Unplug all electronics and chargers when not in use.
  • Use energy efficient lightbulbs.
  • No disposable utensils or cups in the office. All eating utensils, plates, cups and napkins will be 100% reusable.
  • Use biodegradable and non-toxic products for office cleaning.
  • Purchase biodegradable trash bags when we run out of regular.
  • Provide cloth shopping bags for groceries/take-out.
  • Provide recycling bins for paper, plastic, glass, metal and CD/DVDs.
  • Separate plastics into different recycling bins (i.e. #s 1 & 2 together, the rest separated).
  • Bike, walk, or use public transportation whenever possible. Car reserved for longer distances or for locations difficult to access by public transportation.

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