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from ’20 Quick and Easy Ways to Start“, CO-OP America Quarterly, Spring 1998, Number 44

  • Use natural light whenever possible.
  • Turn off lights and office machines when not needed.
  • Unscrew unneeded light bulbs.
  • Replace light bulbs with lower wattage or compact fluorescent ones.
  • You don't work in an office? Adopt one and make it green.
  • Search for air and water leaks.
  • Install occupancy sensors that turn off the lights when no one is in the room.
  • Use timers on lighting systems and office equipment.
  • Stock your office kitchen with glasses, plates, and flatware instead of disposables.
  • Set your thermostat to reduce heating and air conditioning during unoccupied hours.
  • Reduce your heating and air conditioning a little before the end of your operating hours.
  • Have your heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems serviced.
  • Re-use computer disks.
  • Buy re-manufactured or refillable toner cartridges for copiers.
  • Put water-saving devices in rest rooms and on kitchen faucets.
  • Re-use envelopes, bags and mailers.
  • Buy nontoxic cleaning supplies in bulk or condensed forms, in recycled or recyclable containers.
  • Set up an area in your business for employees to exchange or give away used items.
  • Buy chlorine-free high-recycled content printing and writing paper and tissue products.
  • Have boxes of unused stationery made into note pads.

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