Individually, we don’t do much damage our world and its environment but when everyone is careless with precious earth resources, the cumulative effect is massive. It doesn’t take much effort to change and adopt the attitude that we should never throw away things we can still recycle. Here are eight quick and easy tips you can use today to make your office a more eco-friendly place. Use a Shredder Shredding documents that are no longer needed, that can then…
Did you know that when you pay for bottled water, whether it is single serve or bottled water systems at work, 90% of the cost goes towards handling, transportation and delivery. Moreover, there is a huge environmental cost associated with plastic waste. All this for water that is available at a faucet? Makes no sense.
Sandy’s water surge brought 13.88 feet of high water at the Battery in New York Harbor and devastating damage to life and property across New-York, New Jersey, Maryland and Philadelphia. Now that Sandy’s flood waters have receded, the problems facing homeowners have not. Another serious Sandy side-effect is a a threat to more property damage, health, not to mention additional clean-up costs. Mold.
Eco-conscious small businesses can take precautions this winter to ensure staff and visitors to their premises stay safe, while having the peace of mind that their de-icing activities involving rock salt are not having a negative impact on the environment. Even better, eco-friendly practices can be readily adapted to be used in a domestic setting too, so ecopreneurs who work at home can get in on the act too. Sensible de-icing practices are important – and useful – because they balance…
One of the biggest issues preventing the wide-spread adoption of a paperless office is old habits. People are simply accustomed to using paper for a variety of things. While new technologies are emerging daily, they take time to gain acceptance and mainstream popularity.
Original paperless office systems were technical, expensive and required extensive chances and planning within the office. Newer systems are streamlined, easy to use and simple to set up. While the paperless office might not be the main way of operating a business in the next month or year, it is closer to reality than ever before.
With over a million new books published in the U.S. each year1 one might think that getting your hands on a good book wouldn’t be too hard, despite the growing popularity of e-readers. But the truth, as they say, can sometimes be stranger than fiction. Organizations focused on building literacy in underserved areas, such as schools, libraries and non-profits can benefit greatly from books – even gently- used ones – but may have trouble obtaining them.
Discover Books (formerly Thrift Recycling Management), encourages people to consider repurposing their books for the benefit of others. Based in the Seattle, Washington area, we are a book collector, online reseller and a socially-minded organization dedicated to the ideal that where books are concerned, reuse is the best possible form of recycling. By reselling, recycling or charitably redistributing books, our company ensures that millions of otherwise good books are treasured, not trashed.
A report released on Monday by the Union of Concerned Scientists circulated by Reuters has confirmed that electric cars are cheaper to run than gas powered cars as well as being less polluting. The report shows that ‘Drivers should feel confident that owning an electric vehicle is a good choice for reducing global warming pollution, cutting fuel costs, and slashing oil consumption,’ said Don Anair, a senior engineer on UCSs clean vehicles program.
Previously both the UK and USA sat high in the PEW Research Centres annual report on investment in renewable energy. However, last year both countries dropped down the pecking order. What went wrong and with the latest report just around the corner does it look as though their standings will improve?