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April 18, 2008

Greening the Office

Office_fight_istock_000003082856xsm Do you cringe when your co-workers print unnecessary documents, forget to turn off their lights, or refuse to recycle? You’re not alone--those were the top three environmental pet peeves among U.S. and Canadian office workers according to a recent poll conducted by Harris Interactive.

To be fair, some workplaces are new to this green (or blue) thing, and employees might need a little help learning the dos and don’ts of eco-etiquette. So what’s the best way to woo folks to the green side?

Should you corner your co-workers with eco-speeches? Should you post an anonymous note near the recycling bin? (Here’s one real-life example:  “Mother Earth weeps when you don’t recycle—and so do your co-workers!”)

Perhaps you’d receive better results by creating a power point presentation on green office products, or linking your company’s newsletter to The Green Life’s list of 10 Ways to Go Green at Work.

Let us know how you’ve won over your colleagues!

--Della Watson

Source:  The Daily Green

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