energy by switching over to LED and/or
CFL lighting. Avoid excessive heat and air
conditioning usage in offices, warehouses
and plants. Check insulation on doors,
windows, loading areas and ceilings. Don't
keep computers on overnight -- PCs and
monitors represent one percent of U.S.
electricity use. And, according to the
EPA, approximately half of this energy is
wasted when machines are left on overnight
or not set in the 'sleep mode.'
your company's paper, plastics, glass,
cans, equipment, parts, and all other
materials that can be recycled. Look for
(and use) recyclable products. Find out
where your nearest recycling center is
located, and designate an employee(s) to
boxes, packaging, containers and even
shipping envelopes. Save waste materials
from production that can be reused.
Repair, paint and/or find alternative uses
for office supplies, fixtures,
furnishings, etc. Purchase used items
and/or donate items that can be used by
non-profits (for a tax deduction by your
fuel by avoiding unnecessary driving
trips/deliveries -- teleconference and
telecommute. Encourage employee carpooling
where possible, and the use of public
transportation, walking or riding bikes.
Keep fleet vehicles in-tune and tires
inflated properly -- burn green fuels.
Trade down SUVs to more fuel-efficient
automobiles. At home, go from three cars
to two; or better yet, two to one.
Consider buying a hybrid or plug-in. A
vehicle that gets 20 miles per gallon adds
50 tons of carbon dioxide into the
atmosphere over its lifetime; while a
40-mpg car emits only have
renewable, sustainable energy is
available in the form of solar panels,
portable solar-powered devices, rooftop
wind turbines, and from green energy
companies. In some areas you can also
purchase your electricity from green power
companies; or even purchase carbon offset
produced materials purchased from a
vendor, pass their reduced
carbon-footprint on to your company (chain
of custody); and subsequently you can
passit on to your clients. Buy and
chemicals are available to replace
most cleaners, solvents and production
materials that are classified as
pollutants. In many instances, the 'green'
alternatives work just as well, and will
save your business money previously spent
on regulatory disposal methods.
beautiful... Create and/or preserve
green space(s) around your building. Plant
/ landscape to improve the nearby
enviroment. Clean up offices, warehouse,
plant and parking areas.
read, share, network... Discuss
environmental policy ideas among
employees. See what other companies are
doing successfully, and give something a
try... Start small and grow as you become
more familiar with the processes,
materials and economics of going
Printing can provide a means of
instantly reducing your environmental
impact without breaking your budget.
Contact KB OFFSET for the many options
available to your company.
KB is now FSC certified.