> Make it a habit to turn off the lights when you’re leaving any room for 15 minutes or more.
> Suggest policy changes and invest in buying Energy Star-rated lightbulbs which use at least two-thirds less energy than regular lighting.
> Utilize natural light when you can or place lights on timers / motion sensors that automatically shut off lights when they’re not being used.
> Cut phantom energy drainage and your electric bill by making it a habit to turn off your computer and the power strip.
> Make it a policy to invest in energy-saving computers, monitors, and printers.
>Recycle or donate old equipment. Old computers that still work can easily be refurbished and found new homes.
In the copy room
>Go paperless when possible
> Make it a habit to print on both sides or use the back side of old documents for faxes, scrap paper, or drafts. Avoid color printing and print in draft mode whenever feasible.
> Make it a policy to buy chlorine-free paper with a higher percentage of post-consumer recycled content.
>Switching to a lighter stock of paper or alternatives made from bamboo, hemp, organic cotton, or kenaf.
>Recycle toner and ink cartridges and buy remanufactured ones.
>Use ink alternatives like soy-based ink.
> Make it a habit to recycle
In the Kitchen
> For those meals you eat in the office swap out papers and plastics that will otherwise be thrown out with mugs and dishware. Consider getting a custom picture on it to get co-workers on board.
> Try to buy and organic coffee and tea, and buy as much organic and local food as possible for parties and other events. Provide filtered drinking water to reduce bottled water waste.
>Make it a habit to use nontoxic cleaning products. Wipe things down with lemon and vinegar solutions, or baking soda.
> Opt to videoconference!
> Carpool, bike, or take public transit to work. Join a car-sharing service like Car2go.
>Add Indoor Plants
>Turn Off the AC and Open a Window
Don’t Block Vents