With more and more people working remotely, it’s no wonder people are opting for a greener home office. Efficiently eliminating waste, reducing negative impacts in your work environment, and preserving our natural resources has been an increasing trend in our post-quarantine world.
Aside from that, people want to feel inspired and good about their home office. And making your home office greener is one way to have that “awwww” sensation as you sit down to work in the mornings!
Tips to Make Your Home Office Greener
Natural light is the best light.
Cut down on electric costs by utilizing natural light from outside.
Use energy-efficient bulbs.
For those who work late nights in their home offices, finding energy-efficient LED lighting can help you cut down on energy costs.
Minimize printing as much as possible or ditch it completely.
Printers have an impact on the environment. Whether you have an inkjet printer (which is cheaper and the supplies don’t last long) or a laserjet (lasts longer and higher quality), both produce waste from the toner and ink cartridges. If you must have a printer, recycle those ink cartridges!
Add green plants.
Indoor plants can improve air quality by absorbing airborne pollutants and emit healthy negative ions.
Buy secondhand sustainable office furniture.
Where it may be tempting to go splurge on all new furniture for your home office, fast-furniture, or cheap assemble-at-home furniture causes a lot of environmental damage. Mostly from overseas production, shipping, and often being made of hazardous materials. The most sustainable products are those that have already been made.
Eliminate unnecessary waste.
There are several things you can do here. For one, use washable rags instead of paper towels. Whiteboards are more sustainable than sticky notes, buying recycled paper, getting rid of your K-cup machine, and getting rid of bottled water can help you help the environment. In fact, we now offer either whole-home or kitchen faucet RO systems which will eliminate your need for plastic bottled water.
Glass, aluminum, cardboard, paper – all of it can be recycled! In fact, you can find stackable recycling bins on amazon!
In summary, while the world has changed before our very eyes, we can make the most of it by ensuring we do our part in minimizing and reducing our carbon footprints.
About Aquasani Water Purification Systems
Aquasani is an authorized dealer for Rainsoft, WaterLogic, & JavaSmart. Based in Springfield, Mo., and at Lake of the Ozarks / Osage Beach in Missouri, Aquasani services areas in the Ozarks including Osage Beach, Camdenton, Aurora and even Jefferson City. In essence, we service Mid-Missouri, Southwest Missouri, and Northwest Arkansas, and have been servicing these areas since 2004. We provide home water softener systems, drinking water filtration systems, whole-house air purification systems, and problem-solving water filtration systems for homes and offices.
Aside from our purification systems, we also sell all-natural cleaning products and household items which are environmentally friendly and low-cost.
We specialize in water filtration and purification for both commercial businesses and residential homes. If that isn’t enough, we provide free trials for our water cooler services. If you would like a free estimate, schedule an appointment with us by calling (417) 881-4000 or (573) 692-4009 if you are in the Lake of the Ozarks area.
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