Earth Day falls on a Monday this year, April 22nd, 2019, which also happens to be Easter Monday! Earth Day can (and should) be celebrated in a variety of ways, but it often seems harder to do when the day falls during the work week, when you’re in an office of artificial lighting printing out stacks and stacks of paper and commuting with polluting transportation.
Don’t be deterred, you can still make an extra effort to give back to the environment while you’re at work! To get your office in the spirit of nature, here are ways to celebrate Earth Day in the workplace:
- Make your own Earth Hour
- Bike to work
- Pack lunch from home
- Company park clean up
- Plant a tree
- Donate to a nature conservancy
- Sponsor a WWF animal
- Start a recycling program
- Install renewable energy
- Add more plants to the office
If you aren’t familiar with Earth Hour, it is a separate hour during the year when everyone is encouraged to use zero electricity, shutting off all lights and electronic devices and producing the smallest carbon footprint as possible. The hour typically takes place a month before Earth Day, as designated by the World Wide Fund for Nature, but can be observed whenever you feel like conserving energy!
These are only 10 ideas, the options to make an impact are endless! How is your office planning on showing appreciation for our Earth this Earth Day? Let us know in the comments below.
For more ideas on how to cut back and maximize efficiency in the office, read this article “Small Business Equivalents of Cutting a $4 Cup of Coffee a Day,” or this article “12 Productivity Tips For Work,” or this article “Office Decor Tips For Productivity.”