Implementing eco-friendly practices into your home and workplace is becoming more and more common these days and that is because there are incredible rewards associated with going green. From the slightest details to the broadest aspects of life, protecting the environment by implementing a green lifestyle is something most people can easily strive to do. As part of Go Green Week (11th-15th February 2019), we are giving you 3 reasons to give eco-friendly practices a go this year!
There are various reasons why going green can increase productivity levels. Previous studies have highlighted the benefits that come with green building facilities, these facilities vary from small changes such as desk plants to green walls and improved ventilation – every little helps. Installing green features into your home or workplace can improve your thought processing, problem-solving and decision-making skills, this is due to the fact that green features such as green walls provide an increased level of comfort. When people feel more comfortable in their home or at work, they tend to be less irritable, less distracted and more likely to have the ability to maintain their concentration levels for a prolonged period of time – this would lead to the ability to produce a more decent output.
Many people assume that implementing eco-friendly practices into their home or workplace is more costly, but in reality this isn’t the case. Although you may see a higher investment up front on some products, they will more than pay for themselves over time. Going green can definitely save you some money in your pocket. Your electric bill can drop to 15% if you can adopt to some smaller changes like switching off gadgets when not in use or use of energy efficient lights or proper insulation of your windows and doors. Keeping thermostats one degree down during summers and one degree up in winters can also result in saving of power which will further lower your electric bill.
Builds a Positive Reputation:
Going green is becoming more than just a trend right now. People and companies are not just jumping on the bandwagon but are taking a solid interest in the benefits of sustainability. The public are now favouring sustainable methods and products due to the exposure over the past few years – this is good news for businesses. A positive reputation and social proof for businesses can help build a strong customer base. Going green will help assist a boost to business reputation, making a company a more attractive place to work and ensuring it is truly living its values. Creating a sustainable work culture keeps people engaged – 62 percent of millennials want to work for a company that wants to make a positive impact, according to Global Tolerance, The Values Revolution 2015.