Strategies that Work. Your office is your home away from home, and we all want it to be environmentally friendly and safe. But its usually someone elses job. This book, part of the Self-Counsel Green series, helps your office find more sustainable practices to save energy, reduce waste, and ultimately save money. It helps you develop a new office culture that leads the way in smart techniques to minimize your environ-mental footprint and build a stronger sense of your teams purpose.
You likely spend more waking time in your office than your home, so if you want to be more ecofriendly overall, making a change at the office is the way to go. Surprisingly, being green doesn t always cost more, either in fact, in many cases it can save your company money and what boss doesn t care about the bottom line? As Greening Your Office shows, all it takes to make a difference to the environment via your office is a first step toward greener practices, although there are many opportunities to make changes of value. From choosing the best office products, to handling your waste management and recycling streams, to picking the most environmentally friendly furniture and lighting, every office will benefit from making one or all of the changes outlined in this book. Authors Jill Doucette and Lee Johnson emphasize that these changes need not be expensive, intimidating, or difficult, as they take you through their triple-bottomline framework of People, Planet, and Profit. This book guides the way to sustainable changes and practices, simply, affordably, and smartly; it will help you discover opportunities to make positive changes that benefit your business, the community, and the environment. Follow the tips, and the result will be a workplace with a lower environmental footprint, better morale, and the potential for cost savings."
Jill Doucette dreams big and makes it happen. A small town girl from the interior mountains of BC, she has quickly become one of the green gurus of the West Coast. Active in many local non-profits and businesses, Jill s fuel is innovation, which constantly puts her creative juices into overload turning virtually any problem into a solution. Jill is passionate about building a green economy in BC where local business and ecology can thrive. Lee Johnson is the Program Manager of the Vancouver Island Green Business Certification Program which is run under the not-for profit Synergy Sustainability Institute. The program was built to recognize the efforts of local businesses that are reducing their environmental impact. For businesses, it is a guide to greening their operations and educating staff. For consumers, it is a symbol that lets them know which businesses have green practices."
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