Earth Day ideas for work

Sign your company up for the Earth Day Challenge and let us know what your workplace is doing to become more sustainable, raise funds for 23 local environmental charities, and volunteer individually or as a corporate team.  Your company will get exposure on the Earth Day Challenge website, in email correspondence with the business community and you’ll receive content and volunteer opportunities for you to share with your staff.

Let us know what your workplace is doing and make 1 change to help the environment  and share what you’re doing on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and tag #EarthDayChallenge. We’ll share your projects and involvement on social media and in emails throughout the month of April.

For inspiration we’ve pulled together a list of Earth Day ideas for companies 

Get on the sustainability map

If you’re located in Seattle go through a step-by-step process to evaluate how green your business practices are and be featured on their map of green, greener and greenest businesses. Even if you’re not at the top, going through their online evaluation gives you great ideas and resources on improving your score.  They’ve also got some great resources on preventing water pollution, saving money through sustainability and recycling and composting for your business.  Even if you’re not located in Seattle their resources and ideas are a great place to start.

If you want to cover the basics check out

We’ve all got some great ideas on how to make basic changes in your work routine for a better work environment– whether it's reigning in recycling, getting a bike communting program going or lessening your food waste.

See how companies celebrate Earth Day

The article is a little dated, but talks about some great programs from leading companies. These programs could inspire you to create a new program at your workplace. 

Get a Pollution Prevention Assessment from the Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center

PPRC is a new EarthShare Washington member and can help you reduce use of and exposure to toxic chemicals, eliminate wastes and waste costs, improve water efficiency and stormwater quality, and Improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions.

Get warmed up for Ride Everywhere Month

Member, Cascade Bicycle Club, runs this event where teams compete in logging carbon free bike miles. Promote clean commuting to your work and join the ride in May.

Sign the Washington Business Climate Declaration

Climate Solutions convenes a group of business leaders committed to leading the region on reducing global warming.  Sign on and find out what it means to be a climate leader in the business community.

Offset your carbon by planting trees in Washington

Forterra’s Evergreen Carbon Capture program helps companies, organizations and individuals address the threats of global climate change by planting trees in our own Puget Sound region.

 

Remember to Sign your company up for the Earth Day Challenge and let us know what your workplace is doing to become more sustainable, raise funds for 23 local environmental charities, and volunteer individually or as a corporate team.

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