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4 easy ideas for going green at the office

August 09, 2023

It’s not easy to go green but by incorporating simple tricks and tips into your daily life in and out of the office, you can help make a difference in creating a sustainable future for the earth and a sustainable company for future generations.

Ditch the Styrofoam and plastic

The value of saving the world from just one more plastic or Styrofoam cup cannot be overstated.

These convenient go-to beverage holders do not naturally break down and can spend eternity in a landfill, or worse yet – make their way into our water sources like oceans, rivers, lakes, and streams.

Invest in a good stainless mug that can be used for both hot and cold options. You’ll likely stay more hydrated if you carry your bottle around all day!

Reduce your printing output and use recycled paper

This one is simple – less paper used equals fewer trees to cut down, less manufacturing pollution, and less waste that stands the chance of never seeing a recycling facility.

Using recycled paper in your printers is a simple switch, but it has a significant impact.

Recycled printer paper looks and feels exactly like regular paper, but it’s made of recycled food and beverage containers!

Invest in smart thermostats

At home or in the office, comfort matters. But efficiency is essential too. An easy “right now” solution to improving energy efficiency is to install a smart thermostat.

These Wi-Fi-enabled features can be remote-controlled from any smart device. They can connect to your central heating, boiler, or air conditioning system and help reduce fossil-fuel energy needs.

This is also great for your bottom line because you’ll save on electric bills!  

Get biking

Riding a bicycle instead of driving to work or using mass transit is a great way to go green. When you bike to work, it helps reduce the use of harmful chemicals and pollutants like antifreeze and motor oil. And having fewer cars on the road means reducing harmful emissions like CO2 that pollute the air and contribute to climate change.

Biking has tons of physical, mental, and environmental benefits. Replacing even one round-trip commute per week can increase your physical fitness, ease stress, and reduce your carbon footprint.

But if you’re facing an uphill ride or adverse winds on your commute, an e-bike might be more to your liking. Edenred has partnered with Ridepanda to offer a wide range of e-vehicles, including e-bikes, scooters, and mopeds.

When you enroll in commuter benefits or micromobility program, you can use pre-tax funds to help offset the cost of repairs and rentals.

Let Edenred help

Are you looking to encourage your employees to live a greener lifestyle? Edenred can help. Whether you want to facilitate biking to work, promote mass transit, or help your team make greener choices, we have options that can work for you. Schedule a call today to discuss your goals and see how we can assist you.

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