Everyone has heard the warning signs: global warming is real, and we need to act fast. From workplace cafeterias swapping out single-use plastics and styrofoam for regular plates and utensils, to creating workspaces that fully utilise natural light to reduce electric bills or merely opting to choose a more sustainable gas and energy supplier for your business, it seems that many employers are already doing their bit to be more sustainable. But, could the real eco-heroes be home-workers and the self-employed?
One of the most significant differences between those who work from home and those who work at the office is their conservation of energy. Gas and electricity consumption in the workplace are often extremely high given the number of people and the number of computers, laptops and printers in use at any one time.
For those who chose to work from home, however, it’s a different story. Those working from home are likely to use less energy which is going to save money as well as help conserve resources, which all, in turn, helps reduce their carbon footprint and be more sustainable.
There are several ways you can save on energy by working from home. One of the big ones is, of course, turning off electricals and appliances when they aren’t in use as this will go a long way to prevent unnecessarily wasting energy. Installing solar panels, purchasing refurbished or energy-efficient equipment and reducing paper usage and printing are also significant steps forward for sustainability at home.Read More