3 Easy Ways to Make Your Office Eco-Friendly

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When did you last reflect on the planet and the mark you are personally leaving? There are many ways we can be helping our planet - without Earth our businesses would have no reason to exist and our offices would have no grounding to be built upon! 2016 marks the 46th "Earth Day", so why not take a moment to relax from the pressures of work and read 3 quick ways you could save the planet in your office this week.

"Earth Day" is an internationally celebrated movement that "continues to inspire, challenge ideas, ignite passion, and motivate people to action", so join in today, no matter what time of year it is, and make a difference.


1. Have a meat-free day in the office

Embracing a meat-free day is a great way to benefit the planet, and it can make lunches fun! Experiment with different foods, and if you work in a team why not club together and each make lunch for everyone else. This is a great way to bring the team together and something we enjoy in the Create office.

By having a meat-free day, not only are you helping the planet, you are helping yourself. Many of the world’s leading health organisations now encourage a reduction in the amount of meat people consume. Further to this, the World Cancer Research Fund recommends we “choose mostly plant foods, limit red meat and avoid processed meat”.

Check out the  for further information and inspirational recipes! 


2. Plant a tree

Why not mark Earth Day 2016 by planting a tree. This is a really great way to give back to the earth as trees absorb the excess carbon dioxide that add to global warming and other pollutant gases.

Make the most of this event in your business and make sure it is well documented; it will make for great marketing material, especially on climate and environment awareness days. Start planning your marketing with our free calendar. Download now and get started.


3. Reduce your business waste

The main way in which you are able to reduce your waste is through recycling. Why not make the recycling process fun and take out the chore aspect! There are lots of really fun ways you can recycle; for example, this great idea from Curbly via Pinterest.

You can also reduce waste through reusable utensils. Maybe test out a reusable water bottle, or avoid buying lunch from the supermarket; make your own and use tupperware. Little things like this all add up to big changes. Remember, from tiny acorns, mighty oak trees grow.

If, like the Create office, you go through a lot of coffee, use the used grounds to feed your plants or garden. It is a great way to re-use waste and help your garden look beautiful. Check out Pinterest for more foods you can re-use without a compost heap.


4. Make a difference

Earth has risen between 0.4 and 0.8°C over the past 100 years due to global warming, and is continuing to increase at an alarming rate. By doing our bit and being conscious of our decisions we can help reduce this and make our planet happy! These few ideas could make a big difference, share your thoughts in the comments below and celebrate the planet today.

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