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Where to Start in Greening Your Workplace

How to choose scaled environmentally sustainable options

When it comes to green efforts, recycling office paper no longer cuts it. So, beyond the familiar mantra of reduce, reuse and recycle, where can an association start to make its workplace greener?

Corporations have taken some bold steps that might be difficult for most associations to fully replicate, but implementing pieces of them on a smaller scale might be perfectly doable. For example, as part of Microsoft’s commitment to going carbon neutral, it imposes an internal carbon fee on all its business groups. The fee goes toward carbon offsets and other projects to neutralize the company’s carbon use. This means that as each group budgets its air travel, it also has to budget for carbon offsets for that travel.

With that in mind, here are some different areas where your association can boost its green efforts:

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