Top tips to create a sustainable working environment

Top tips to create a sustainable working environment

1) Energy

Change to a green energy supplier. Green energy is electricity and gas that is generated from renewable sources instead of fossil fuels like coal and gas.

Turn down the thermostat. Even a couple of degrees can make a difference. Put an extra layer of clothing on instead.

Don’t leave equipment on standby. Even if you have switched them off, they are still receiving power to continue running – find out more here.

Reduce draughts to reduce heat loss. The Energy Saving Trust have some excellent DIY and professional options to draught-proofing your home. 

2) Ethical Banking

Choose an ethical bank. Ethical banks don’t invest in commodities like fossil fuels oil, tobacco, or weapons, or in businesses whose services might be considered harmful to society, like casinos. 

Which UK banks are fully ethical?

  • Triodos
  • Starling Bank
  • Charity Bank
  • Ecology Building Society

Which UK banks are partially ethical?

  • Co-operative Bank
  • Monzo
  • Revolut

Visit Money Expert to find out more about ethical banking.

3) Transport

We all know how damaging vehicles can be to our environment (think of the congestion charge!), so why not consider cycling/walking/using public transport/lift sharing with a colleague/someone local who also works near you.

If you can’t do this everyday, why not try just once a week?

Consider an electric car. Click here to see the pros and cons of owning an electric car.

4) Reusable/recycled items

Plastics:  Don’t use single use plastics

Coffee cup:  use your own cup, ideally made from bamboo

Useful films:  Kiss the Ground and 2040

Want some more useful ideas?

There are lots of great resources online that can help you on your way to living and working in a more sustainable way. Some of our favourites include:

Full length documentary films such as Kiss the Ground and 2040 are a great way to learn more about climate change and what we can do to help.