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Friday, March 22, 2013

OfficeList is Proud Supporter of Earth Hour

We are losing a species every 20 minutes because of climate change, habitat loss and environmental degradation. Sea level is rising, our glaciers are melting. But today we have a chance to contribute in some way.

On Saturday March 23rd 2013 from 8:30Pm to 9:30Pm OfficeList invites you to turn off your lights, turn off your computers and switch all your power off for a good cause, to save the Earth.

You can help us turn off our lights, visit OfficeList, click the lightswitch and see how our site looks in the dark! 

This even started in Australia in 2007, with only 2 million people participating, and it has grown to have 7000 cities participating from 152 countries.

Here are a few ideas on how we can help save the earth:

  • Turn off the lights, disconnect chargers and appliances (printers, computers, photocopiers) that may consume energy and which do not require to be plugged.
  • Bike to the office; try motivating your team and colleagues to bike to the office once a week or to acquire electric cars or motorcycles.  
  • Car Pooling is a great technique to save costs and while at it, your team will be bonding and strengthening their friendship.  
  • Are you already using low energy bulb or LED spotlights? Although LEDs are more expensive, they last longer and will help you save more on the long run.
  • Reduce, reuse and recycle. Try printing all papers double sided, provide a box for used paper and label it, use boxes to separate waste from recyclable materials.
These ideas are no secret or innovative. But an interesting challenge is looking for a creative way to implement them.
Monthly competitions, contest for the most creative recycling box, prices, mentions or awards to the most Eco-friendly team members, will have a positive effect on your team while preserving the earth.

Visit Earthhour and find out other ways to contribute and save the planet. 

Tell us what you or your company will be doing on Earth Hour.

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