The Society of Human Resources (“SHRM”), has released a new poll which surveyed 368 HR professionals about the green initiatives at their workplaces. The poll reveals that. by far, the cost is the greatest barrier to starting and maintaining a green program. Ninety percent of those polled said that cost was a barrier to establishing a program, while 84% said that cost was a barrier to keeping a program going.
The poll also found that the following elements were most likely to be included in a green initiative: Continue reading
Going green at work has been a slow-going process for me. At home, I have built a composter, installed a rain barrel, banished incandescent light bulbs, started using organic lawn fertilizer, and began recycling almost everything I can (reducing our trash by about 50 percent). At work, though, going green is a journey taken in baby steps. Continue reading
Want to go green in the office for 2009? Sure you do! It’s one of our new year’s resolutions, remember? Well, there’s no time like the present. Going green at work doesn’t require a company-wide initiative–there’s plenty that can be done at the individual level that can have real impact. Of course, the more, the merrier. So get some friends to join you in your eco-friendly endeavors. Here are just a few ways you can make the move towards a greener office today. Continue reading
How employers and employees can make their workplace more environment-friendly is one of my favorite employment topics. One of my favorite movies is “What About Bob?” starring Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfus. In the move, Murray is absolutely hilarious as Bob Wiley, a neurotic and manipulative patient of Doctor Leo Marvin, an egotistical psychiatrist played by Dreyfus. The hilarity begins when Bob tracks down Dr. Marvin and his family on vacation using “baby steps,” the buzz phrase from Marvin’s new book of techniques for treating mental patients and their phobias.
What’s this got to do with going green at work? It may be a way to really get started. I stumbled upon a post in the blog, grist.org, which advocates for just such an approach. Continue reading
Employers, today is Earth Day. It would be hard not to notice. It seems that every media outlet is “going green.” NBC, for example has an entire website on the topic of environmental friendly options. The latest issue of Time magazine cover reads, “How to Win the War on Global Warming.” Continue reading
Delaware employers, you can celebrate Earth Day today by passing along the following list of State-wide activities to your employees. Or, for the innovative employer, why not turn one of the many environmentally friendly activities into a (voluntary) corporate outing. It’s a great opportunity for a little team building and a chance to feel good about giving back. Plus, it’s a beautiful day in the First State today, so get outside while you can! Continue reading
Over the last year, I have been trying to “go green.” I switched to Compact Fluorescent (CFL) light bulbs, recycle most everything I can, and started using cotton shopping bags. Heck, I even constructed a yard waste composter! Continue reading