Refill computer printer ink and other toner
cartridges at an office supply or specialty store and recycle the ones that
can't be refilled.
Unplug non-essential electrical equipment at
the end of the office week. Most electronics are always in ready mode and
thus "on" even when you think they're "off." A weekend represents 28 percent
of your total potential electric bill. Visit DTE Energy's
to help see how much you would save.
Clean with green in mind. The chemicals you
choose to clean with impact everyone's health. Select safer products that
are available from most office supply and green retailers.
Nearly all desktops and laptops are built
with the availability to upgrade. Buying one new part is far more cost
efficient and plant-friendly than buying new computers.
Save waste, water, and energy easily. Turn
off all electronics at the end of the day. Use lower power settings on
existing equipment such as refrigerators, heating and cooling systems. Fix
any possible leaks in faucets and pipes...one drip can waste a great deal
and become a bigger problem later on.
Use electronic invoices and other e-commerce
tools to reduce paper consumption.
Set computer page default margins to lesser
settings to ensure the printing of more words per page.