One of the foundational efforts in bringing care for creation into your organization is to provide green technology and green practices into your office area. It is important to be comprehensive about your efforts, rather than think that by eliminating Styrofoam cups, you have thereby greened the office. These include, lighting, water use, food and beverages, recycling and waste, energy for heat and air conditioning, cleaning products, wood and paper products, and more.
The following sources offer helpful guidelines for your commitment to live green at work.
Comprehensive Checklist for Greening Your Office
One Office Shares Their Wisdom
Guidebooks. Here are two excellent books that you will find helpful
Verizon offers a program providing a safe way to dispose of unwanted electronic devices, with an an incentive to receive a gift card with each donation. The page also includes links to websites for state electronics recycling programs and disposal restrictions in CT, HI, IL, IN, MN, NJ, NC, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA and WI.
Starting with your offices is an important step in greening your whole organization, because it provides an upfront example of what you want to happen throughout the system and shows how serious you are as leaders of the organization in making this happen.