A Green Office
You can be more eco-friendly and save money by riding a bike to work. If you live close enough to ride a bike, it's a great way to cut down on money spent on gas and oil changes. Bike riding also reduces carbon emissions and extra body weight. Or, if you live super close to work, simply walk. It's another great form of exercise and completely free of expense.
A good rule of thumb is if your workplace is under a mile from your house then walk (or ride a bike if you'd like). Walking a mile takes around 15 to 20 minutes. At a 15 minute pace, you're walking briskly. And walking to and from work, you've already had a 30 minute workout -- five days a week. And this saves you more money because you won't be spending it on an expensive gym membership. If your job is one and a half to two miles from your home, you could walk three to four miles a day, completely carbon-free and monetarily free.
Greening your workplace is a great incentive to reduce overhead. You can learn from McDonald's, FedEx, DuPont and other large corporations who are going green to save money. You'll be shocked at how much a business can really save. In fact, it's the little things that make the biggest difference. For example, you can reuse packing materials such as towels and packing peanuts to help drive down shipping costs. Additionally, you can save money in your business by choosing the right green shipping company to help you reduce your business's carbon footprint and costs. This shipping company should represent the best of both worlds for your business.
In the end, the ultimate goal in business is to increase profits. So make sure to discuss how to make your workplace more efficient with your boss. And if you're the boss, you can start by using the aforementioned examples of how going green saves you money.