You’re already printing on both sides of paper and recycling. Now, what can you do to inspire your less-green co-workers? Tips from Tim Sanders, author of Saving the World at Work:
1. Share a document by e-mailing it or putting it on a USB drive for someone, rather than printing.
2. Install a water filter on the office kitchen sink to cut back on the use of bottled water.
3. Make signs that say “Think Before You Print” and post them near copiers.
4. Discourage people from printing e-mail by adding this note beneath your signature: “Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.”
5. Before sending a PDF, run it through www.greenpdf.com. It adds a pop-up box asking the recipient not to print unless necessary.
6. Put a fun spin on it. For example, visitors at TRIRIGA, a Las Vegas software company, won’t find plastic, foam or paper cups in the kitchen, but a whimsical assortment of mugs and china cups.