Everyone knows that businesses can be very un-green, not just because of their policies or their manufacturing arm, but also because of the day-to-day operations. Offices, the daily commute to work, power being used in the building–all those details can certainly bulk up a company’s carbon footprint. Not least of these details is the business trip, or conferences. Flying halfway across the country–or even the world–on a regular basis for work is something unavoidable for a lot of business people, but it’s not doing any favors for the planet. Even companies that deal with environmental matters, such as greener urban planning and green architecture, have to travel to meet clients or complete projects, and that kind of defeats the whole purpose of working for the environment, I think.
If you want your office to cut back on the business trips and meetings, take a look at Green Conferencing. The website offers plenty of alternatives to business travel and also shares some great tips on how you can make your green conferences even more environmentally friendly.
Keen on greening your office? You can take their quiz too to learn more about running a more eco-friendly business.