Earth Day April 22nd

By
Real Estate Agent with Prudential Page Realty
Hi Folks,We only have one Earth, so lets take care of our home each and everyday.

Here are some common sense remedies that we often overlook in our busy lives. 

Reduce, reuse, and recycle office products

  • Buy recycled content, remanufactured, and recyclable office products, and recycle them when appropriate (including e-cycling electronics). At a minimum, buy recycled paper and recycle it again. See the small business guide to pollution prevention for more information: http://www.epa.gov/ecycling/index.htm.
  • Clean Out Your Files and recycle papers you no longer need. Many organizations sponsor cleaning weeks; check with your office management staff.
  • Use spell check and proofread before you print or copy. Print double sided whenever possible. Minimize the amount of paper you use.
  • Buy reusable office supplies instead of disposable supplies.
  • Set up an area to store and exchange reusable office supplies, such as binders
  • Recycle fluorescent bulbs properly to prevent hazardous mercury from entering the environment.

In addition to these items, check the Environmental Protection Agency's "At the Workplace" page http://www.epa.gov/epahome/workplac.htm.

Comments (3)

Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

Richard, I enjoyed your Earth Day post.

I'm also parked, waiting to see how many of our ultra-conservative members on AR respond by attacking the concept of environmentalism as some kind of left-wing plot.

:)

Apr 21, 2008 04:30 AM
Erik Elsea
Erik Elsea-Jones & Co. Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Let's get off foreign oil and find alternative energy sources and we will make this world a better place.
Apr 21, 2008 04:31 AM
DDR Realty
DDR Realty - Newburgh, NY
Orange County NY
Great post. Doing just the little things can really go a long way in helping our environment.
Apr 21, 2008 04:48 AM