8 Must-Read Green Office Articles

Getting your office to go green can be a challenge, but it's one worth overcoming. (Photo: Justin Henry [CC BY 2.0]/Flickr)

The Mother Nature Network article archive is vast. If you work in a not-so-green office and want to get your coworkers on the green office bandwagon, these posts will help you. An eco-friendly office is in your future.

Office recycling woes – This post provides helpful information on how to implement a recycling system into an office that has nothing already in place.

Going green doesn’t have to be difficult. Adopting a few easy green office ideas will go a long way towards creating a more eco-friendly office environment.

In an Ask Vanessa installment, Vanessa Vadim helps an exasperated employee answer the question, how can I get my boss to waste less paper? Her first suggestion is to unplug the printer.

If you have spare time, check out one of these must-read green office books to get great ideas on how to green the entire office.

The U.S. EPA has some material to get you started on a green office overhaul. The organization’s Bring Your Green to Work program provides you with tips, posters and other material so that you can get started without much effort.

Encourage employees to make green changes at both the office and at home. The Green Planet Wellness 30-day wellness challenge allows participating employees to choose from more than 100 eco-friendly activities.

If you are going to be planning a holiday gift exchange, encourage your employees to purchase green gifts. If you’re shopping for the boss that has it all, how about a year’s worth of carbon offsets for her car?

Now that you have some ideas on how to create a more environmentally friendly office, plan a go green office party. While the party ideas are related to an eco-friendly St. Patrick’s Day office celebration, they can easily be adapted to launch your new green office initiatives.

The information in these eight articles will help you begin a new trend at your office — the go green trend.