#18. Telecommute: Employees who can work from home may stay at your company longer. Many employees are also more productive working from home. Though typically perceived as a perk to telecommute, the environmental effects are reduced and employee morale and retention is boosted.
#19. Carpool: It is typical of many of our employees to carpool together. Creating a carpool sign-up at your office could help employees get started with this great tip. If many employees commute far distances from the same area, you can even consider renting a rideshare van for larger groups.
#20. Casual dress code: While this can’t necessarily apply to every industry, consider implementing a casual dress code if you can. Even if only a few days a week. By not requiring employees to wear suits which often require dry cleaning, we are helping the environment and employees finances.
#21. Encourage biking: Have a place for employees to safely lock and store their bike during the day. If a company offers amenities bikers need, the option will be more attractive. Be sure to acknowledge employees who ride their bikes to work as well. Let them know their effort is noticed and appreciated.
#22. Form a sustainable team: Encourage your team to be a green team. Plan some friendly competitions to see who produces the least waste, which staff carpool the most, or who rides their bike to work most often. Make being environmentally friendly into a fun game! Be sure to convey how employee efforts have been impacting the company and environment as well.
Remember the “Three Rs” of being environmentally friendly that we all grew up hearing? Those “Three Rs” have now evolved into “Five Rs”: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repair, and Rethink. Think of ways you can take all five Rs into consideration by implementing some of these 22 terrific tips to go green. At Positive Adventures we adhere by our green commitment.
We practice what we preach at every level. If you desire assistance in getting your team into the green routine, please reach out to us and together we can help reduce our carbon footprint.