In challenging economic times, it’s nice to know that sometimes the right thing for our wallet can also be the right thing for the planet (like lowering our fuel consumption, for example). And with that in mind, it was great to get word that label-wizards Avery are focusing on the green impact we can have at work.
What do you do to help the environment? Research has shown that although UK employees want to be more environmentally friendly there aren’t enough facilities and opportunities to enable workers to help the environment. Green Office Week 2009 has been created by office expert, Avery to encourage employees across the country to make a positive impact on the environment and change the way we work.
The research undertaken by YouGov showed that:
- 3 out of 4 of us think that we are leaving our green efforts at home despite 79% of UK office workers believing that being environmentally responsible at work has a big impact on the environment.
- 92% of office workers believe that it is important for UK companies to be environmentally responsible. However only 51% of us say our company has a green policy in place and only 54% think their company does enough towards the environment.
- 48% of us don’t have the right office equipment to be environmentally friendly and 45% say we lack the power to do anything about it.
Green Office Week runs from 2nd to 6th March 2009. During the week you will be able to download the Green Offices for Dummies guide. This guide is full of handy tips to make your office a green office. For more information log on to www.greenofficeweek.eu where you will also be able to complete a quiz to see how eco-friendly you are.