Sunday, January 20, 2013
We all want to find ways to live our lives to be more environmentally friendly. We understand that it is just the responsible thing to do. If we want to continue to enjoy our planet and a healthy environment now and in the future, we recognize that it is each of our responsibilities to do our part to keep our planet healthy.
And if you are the owner of a company, you are no exception to the rule. You also must do your part to help save our planet. It's not just in your home where you can make a difference. With the company you run it may be even more important to take steps to become more environmentally friendly. With your building, and your warehouse, you can potentially make even a bigger difference on even a larger scale with the changes that you make. Because of the large possible impact you can make, you have even more of an obligation to work to be more safe for the environment.
As a business owner, here are 5 things you can do to help make your company more environmentally friendly:
1. Smaller spaces.
Use the smallest office spaces and warehouses that you possibly can. This has the possibility to make one of the largest differences, because it has so many effects. Smaller spaces use less power, so you will be affecting the environment much less that way. Smaller spaces allow for less equipment and machinery, so you will be forced to find ways to use less of these machines, or to find smaller forms of these machines. There are less natural resources used to make these smaller machines, so you will be making a difference there also.
2. Rent machinery.
If you ever have the ability to rent machinery instead of purchasing new products, then do that. Our planet's natural resources are being used up every time a new piece of machinery is being made. So the less new machines that have to be created, the better. If you find that you only have need of a particular type of machine every so often, don't buy one. Just rent it when you need it. On top of that, you will become much more prudent in your choices to use machinery if you are forced to rent it when you need it.
3. Buy used machinery.
If there are pieces of equipment or machinery that you do use on a regular basis, look for ways to purchase that machinery used instead of new. As we discussed in the point above, there are valuable resources being used every time a new piece of machinery is created. So, save our planet's valuable resources by buying your equipment and machines used instead of new. This will also save you a lot of money, so there's an added bonus!
4. Utilize green forms of energy.
There are so many environmentally friendly forms of energy and fuel available to us now. Things like steam, waste heat, forestry wood waste, even recycled tires can all be used to generate large amounts of power and to run many different types of machinery. So, seek out these greener forms of energy to help limit your company's harmful effects on the environment.
5. Recycle.In any conversation that comes up about becoming more environmentally friendly, you can't leave out the concept of recycling. So don't forget to reduce, reuse, and recycle in your efforts to help your company become more environmentally friendly.
This article was written by Nicole. She is a writer for www.indeck.com. They are the nation's leading single-responsibility resource for steam power systems and related services, incuding SAGD (steam assisted gravity drainage) products.