5 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Office Eco-Friendly
Although working from home may be tiresome, it helps lessen the environmental footprint your company is making. However, we can all do more to help the planet on our own terms during this Pandemic.
Creating an eco-friendly home office does not require a huge budget, it just takes adding the right touches. Here are five simple tips on how you can create a green and sustainable work environment at home.
1. Add Plants
Adding a succulent or cactus to your home workspace brings in that green touch you are missing from being trapped inside yet requires little to no maintenance as to not distract you from getting your work done. Plants have also been proven to improve office performance and focus while reduces stress and anxiety – thus cultivating a conducive work environment
2. Recycled Journals & Pen Set
Sitting in front of our computers through endless Zoom meetings makes it very easy to get lost or distracted (or at least it is for me anyway) by all of the information and faces on the screens. Having a pen and journal ready is super helpful so you can jot down your thoughts and important takeaways from the meeting and stay focused. And you can recycle the journal and pens once the pages are full to help do you part in reduce wats in the world!
3. Large Refillable Water Bottle/ Thermos
The sight of single-use plastic water bottles honestly just makes me cringe in 2021. We know the damage plastic waste is doing to our planet and it is our responsibility to reduce plastic use. There are so many super sleep and eco-friendly water bottle alternatives to choose from: bamboo, glass, stainless steel, collapsible, and many more and all of these options will still keep you hydrated and can be used to keep drinks hot or cold all day long!
4. Solar Power Banks
Working from home means having your laptop, phone, Bluetooth headphones & other necessary wireless equipment out, on, and ready to go from 9-5 Monday through Friday. Keeping multiple devices fully charged for the entire workday does not have to be stressful when you have a solar power bank. Using the sun to charge the power bank battery without needing any cords or power source is not only eco-friendly but also doubles as sleek desk décor. Keep all your devices charged and stay connected even when you are miles apart from your coworkers.
5. Reusable Bamboo Cutlery & Food Storage
Whether you are cooking up a storm in the kitchen cozying up on the couch with your favorite take out meal, there are easy switches to reduce waste when preparing and eating meals. Bamboo cutlery and utensils are a great replacement to single-use plastic sets – Bamboo is natural and more as well. Silicone food containers are great for leftovers so you can save extra food for multiple days without wasting any food or having to use single use take-out boxes and plastic delivery bags.
There are a lot of ways you can reduce your environmental impact on the planet. These are just some of the basic switches you can implement to make your home office more sustainable and green.