On 22 April 2022, it is Earth Day and the theme is “Invest in our Planet”.
Earthday.org has said “we need to act (boldly), innovate (broadly), and implement (equitably). It’s going to take all of us. All in. Businesses, governments, and citizens — everyone accounted for, and everyone accountable. A partnership for the planet”.
So, what does Virteffic do to invest in our planet?
Use the internet, not trees. During the pandemic a lot of businesses have had to adapt to an electronic way of working. At Virteffic, all of our work with clients, billing, payroll, tasks lists are electronic, reducing the use of paper. Everything is kept in a central virtual location for the appropriate team to access which makes it easier to keep notes, make updates, share changes and more importantly, kept secure.
Virteffic are remote workers and often working from home, which has benefits from less office waste and energy usage. On the occasions we work at different locations for team and client meetings we walk, cycle or car share to assist with the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and fuel usage.
Our team uses reusable water bottles to keep hydrated and reusable coffee cups for those days we are on the go and need a caffeine boost. Paper, disposable cups are covered with a plastic film which means most coffee cups can’t be recycled. Keep this in mind when you next get a takeaway coffee!
Here are a few small ways, as a business, you can start making a change:
- Switch to reusable resources
- Go electronic
- Giving employees working from home options can help create a greener environment
Simple acts make big impacts!
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To view more tips visit https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-tips/