WORK LIFE

TRAVELING

  • Bike/walk/bus to work

  • Carpool 

  • “Leave the car at home day”

  • Have a bike rack or safe place for bikes, or extra bike locks for use

  • Reduced rate bus passes

LIFESTYLE

  • Observing an “Eco-sabbath:” For one day, afternoon or hour a week, don’t buy anything, don’t use machines, don’t switch on anything electric, don’t cook, don’t answer your phone and, in general, don’t use any resources

  • Encourage refillable water bottles

  • Providing food? Model plant-rich, local and seasonal foods

WORK CULTURE

  • Employee training

  • Create sustainable work policies

  • Education: Example: http://www.ramseyrecycles.com/recycling/recycle-better.html

  • Have an employee training budget

  • Consider where you bank. Is it a community focused bank. 

  • Is your 401K divested from fossil fuels? Know your options for investing in local growth and sustainable practices.

  • Provide access to high-quality, voluntary reproductive healthcare and high-quality, inclusive education, the many ripple effects of which include climate benefits

  • Commit to green cleaning and lawn management products

SUSTAINABILITY

  • Do your business leaders prioritize sustainable practices?

  • Does your company have a mission statement that includes a commitment to environmental responsibility?

  • Does your company provide a livable wage for its employees?

  • Can you create a green committee at your business to keep the good practices going?

  • Can you invest in landscaping and trees?