Climate Crisis Solution #25: Green Your Cube
SHUT DOWN YOUR OFFICE PCS OVERNIGHT
Some computers are notorious energy hogs. Set your computer to sleep after a few minutes of inactivity and turn on its energy-saving settings. It'll save your company as much as $100 per year.
COMPUTER - The future is now: host a teleconference with that webcam your computer came with. One cross-country meeting called off could mean one ton of CO2 kept out of the atmosphere.
MUG - Bring a cup to work. Skip the paper and Styrofoam cups, and the water bottle. (2.7 million tons of plastic are used to bottle water each year, and more than 86% of plastic water bottles end up in landfills.)
PAPER - Go paperless. PDFs and emails were meant for the screen; keep them there. Paper makes up one-third of all waste, be sure to recycle it. Visit www.environmentaldefense.org/papercalculator for more information.
The Live Earth
77 Essential Skills to Stop Climate Change â€”
or Live Through It
by David de Rothschild
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