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Yesterday was Earth Day. Each year on Earth Day, we celebrate Mother Nature and promote environment-friendly living. It may be difficult, however, to participate in community programs such as tree planting or picking up trash when you are scheduled to be at work. Below are some ideas to help celebrate Earth Day even if you have to work and throughout the year.

  • Join a ride-share. Collaborate with colleagues that live in the same neighborhood as you to ride-share on the way to work, cutting down on the number of cars on the road. Alternate drivers to make the ride-share fair for each participant.
  • Promote the act of recycling at work. Bring in a marked recycle bin and assign someone each day to take the recyclables to the appropriate place.
  • Opt for the stairs instead of the elevator. Not only does taking the stairs conserve energy, it also improves your health. Encourage others to take the stairs as well.
  • Turn off all electronic devices and unplug unused devices each night. Make sure before leaving each day your monitor and computer are shut down and all charging devices are unplugged. If you see lights left on in the office, shut them off.

Even a little attempt to help care for the Earth goes a long way. Implement these steps into your everyday itinerary to help lighten your carbon footprint. Learn more about how heavy your footprint actually is here.