As much as we try to avoid them, most of us end up in an office for a good chunk of the day. The web is full of tips for how to make your work as green as your play. Here are some of our favorite conglomerations of employee eco info from Sierra Club and Treehugger, ranging from office energy efficiency to sustainable supply purchasing.
Of course where you work probably matters the most of all, both literally and figuratively. Transportation is the largest chunk of most Americans’ carbon footprint, and much of that is linked to employment, so the closer you live to work (or public transit) the smaller your commute footprint. Living where you can walk, bike or carpool can also save you lots of carbon and cash, though we know it’s not always an option. Can’t find a commute buddy? Try RideSearch and Carma can hook you up with cool carpool kids, as well as info on how much you’ll save in the process. Convincing your boss to let you telecommute, conference call and teleconference is even better (and saves you valuable time needed to put on pants!).
UC Berkeley’s Cool Climate Network has some awesome widgets to help business calculate the money, energy and emissions they’ll save by implementing groovy green things like carpooling and by choosing more fuel-efficient vehicles. .