Green Practices: Home and Business

Over this past week, we have learned many approaches and frameworks for how to implement green, sustainable practices and policies from a corporate and State level.  However, I thought it would be worthwhile to highlight some simple green practices and tidbits of wisdom that each one of us can apply in our home and work situations.  Here are a few great links:

Workplace:

Do you bag your own lunch or dry clean your clothes regularly?  This may be a good link for you!  I am not 100% sold on the thrift store idea for business clothes though – but if you can find a good deal, than go for it. 

If you are in a leadership position and can look at implementing sustainable business practices, this company (Green Workplace) based on of Vancouver impressed me with their green consulting platform.  One neat service they provide is what they call “Fuel Smart Driving Instruction” to organizations who are looking to save money on gas and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  They also have a great list of business partners which have the potential to further deepen your company’s ability to go green!

At home:

National Geographic has a very cool site breaking down numerous tips on green living.  One interesting application they have on their website are the Green food guide quiz which I found quite informative.  It’s a great way to educate yourself and it gives you a few ideas on how to spread the “green” bug!  Did you know what Biodynamic wine is?  Take the test and find out 🙂

Finally, the water quiz is great too.  It says it’s for kids but I thought it was a great educational tool for me too.  You can infer what you wish about that!  Either way, if it helps each of us learn something and apply better green practices, we all win.  Even if you have to pretend to be a kid once in a while 🙂

Hope you enjoy!

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