Friday, August 21, 2009

100 Ways To Save The Enviornment Part III (The Office and Ways To Protect the Air)

In Your Office

  1. Copy and print on both sides of paper.
  2. Reuse items like envelopes, folders and paper clips.
  3. Use mailer sheets for interoffice mail instead of an envelope.Use mailer sheets for interoffice mail instead of an envelope.
  4. Set up a bulletin board for memos instead of sending a copy to each employee.
  5. Use e-mail instead of paper correspondence.
  6. Use recycled paper.
  7. Use discarded paper for scrap paper.
  8. Encourage your school and/or company to print documents with soy-based inks, which are less toxic.
  9. Use a ceramic coffee mug instead of a disposable cup.

Ways To Protect Our Air

  1. Ask your employer to consider flexible work schedules or telecommuting.
    Recycle printer cartridges.
  2. Shut off electrical equipment in the evening when you leave work.
  3. Report smoking vehicles to your local air agency.
  4. Don't use your wood stove or fireplace when air quality is poor.
  5. Avoid slow-burning, smoldering fires. They produce the largest amount of pollution.
  6. Burn seasoned wood - it burns cleaner than green wood.
  7. Use solar power for home and water heating.
  8. Use low-VOC or water-based paints, stains, finishes and paint strippers.
  9. Purchase radial tires and keep them properly inflated for your vehicle.
  10. Paint with brushes or rollers instead of using spray paints to minimize harmful emissions.
  11. Ignite charcoal barbecues with an electric probe or other alternative to lighter fluid.
  12. If you use a wood stove, use one sold after 1990. They are required to meet federal emissions standards and are more efficient and cleaner burning.
  13. Walk or ride your bike instead of driving, whenever possible.
  14. Join a carpool or vanpool to get to work.