I have to admit, this is something fairly new to me. I think we all will agree that our planet deserves better treatment – that we humans can do a lot more to litter less, waste less, and use less. I have worked to improve my habits at home, buying organic cleaners and bringing my own grocery bags. But the idea of doing it at work?
Whenever I hear about a large company doing something that is eco-friendly, my first reaction is always to try and evaluate if they are being sincere, or doing some sort of publicity stunt. If they are sincere, I am impressed – and I do store that nugget of knowledge away in my brain and will pull it out later, if I have the option of buying something from that company vs. another, to help me make the choice.
But that’s BIG companies. What about some place as small as the office I work in? I do have a lot of control over what is purchased here. And I admit to assuming that anything that is “eco-friendly” is going to cost more, and isn’t the dollar amount always the bottom line?
You know what? I am going to challenge myself to really find out what the cost difference is, and to research changes that cane be made that cost nothing.
And I challenge you to do the same. Every time I find a good resource, I will share – whether it’s a wonderful product, or a review comparing costs or effectiveness or any other detail. And I ask that you share anything you find, too.
Together, let’s see if we can make a difference. I hope so!