Earth Day: Doing Your Part

Innovation Interactive, parent company of 360i, sent out a memo today about its eco-friendly initiatives in time for Earth Day. While there’s a lot more to the email, I wanted to share the tips of some simple things we can do at home and at work. Thanks Eric Bacolas for sending this.

 

  • Turn off your lights and computer when you leave
    the office at night (even in “standby” mode, computers use up a fair amount of
    electricity)
  • Don’t print your email messages unless it’s
    critical to have a hard copy
  • Print double sided or keep a stack of already
    printed paper and use the back to print non-client work
  • Take public transportation instead of driving
    whenever possible
  • Ride your bicycle to work every once in a while…
    or to your next destination (it’s not only good for the environment, but for
    your heart)
  • Pay attention to packaging when you buy things
  • Bring your own bag to the supermarket to
    eliminate wasteful use of plastic and paper bags
  • When you go out to get something for lunch,
    bring it back “unbagged” whenever possible
  • Switch your current light bulbs to more energy
    efficient ones (they consume 75% less energy and last 10 times longer)
  • Grow plants (in or out of the office) or plant a tree; each of these converts much of our carbon waste

One thought on “Earth Day: Doing Your Part

  1. Hi. Please join the Bicycle to Work! LinkedIn networking group. Members pledge that they will try to ride their bicycle to work or on an errand at least once a week. Although the benefits should be obvious, let me outline them here.
    Right now people in the industrialized world are facing two very grave problems: obesity and a growing scarcity of oil. Compounding this problem is the new food shortage brought about, in part, by the conversion of food cropland to bio-fuel crop production. Most people feel powerless to help, but there is one thing that we can do. Ride our bicycles to work.
    If everyone would agree to ride their bikes to work one day per week we could cut oil consumption by as much as 10-15%. No one would argue that riding a bike burns more calories than driving the car. Although popular politically right now, most bio-fuels consume more energy than they produce. We would be much better to eat those bio-crops then use our own energy to transport us around.
    So spread the word. Make it a movement! Bicycle to work one day a week and do your part to cut back obesity and the overuse of oil and precious cropland.
    Just go to my profile at http://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffreylstevenson and you can click on the group to be included. While you are there, don’t forget to ask to link to my network of more than 7,000.000 like-minded professionals. I accept all invitations and look forward to meeting you.
    Jeff

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