Have you heard? Green is the new black! Businesses all around the country are going above and beyond to be kinder to the environment. This movement is making such a huge impact and actually makes the company look better in a social standpoint and makes the businesses more productive! Sometimes making this adjustment comes at a hefty price initially but overall karma is karma! There are many small steps a business can take in beginning the process of going green. First, one of the oldest steps is carpooling. Carpooling has been around for years. Some green businesses are offering nice incentives for coworkers to ride together. Not only is is nicer to the environment it also offers a way for coworkers to save money and collaborate! Another easy way to make a step towards going green is to turn off the lights and computers. Turning off the lights saves energy and saves on the cost of energy bill.
Recycling in the office is another key in achieving a green business. This little change has one of the most beneficial factors. The blue cans you see are making an enormous daily impact on our planet. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle are three words almost everyone is familiar with. Encouraging your coworkers to eat local grown crops is also a change that can be beneficial. Locally grown crops cuts down on the transport of these items and saves on packaging and energy used for processing. Not only is it beneficial for the employee’s health but it also supports the local economy. Not using bottled water is also another way businesses can go green. Using a purified water dispenser is a good choice in the office.
There have been reports that there is a 20 percent decrease in employees calling in sick once the business went green. Promoting a healthier environment is advantageous! There are also tax benefits for companies that decide to go green. For businesses that save on energy sources such as solar power and hybrid or electric automobiles there are incentive tax credits. Since the going green boom started a while back more and more consumers are aware of the high impact it is making on our environment. Consumers are now choosing companies that offer green products over other companies that have not made the switch. They are becoming much more aware of the safety in green products such as: cleaning products, paints, plastics and much more for their homes and health.