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Question submitted on 10/12/07

What are the simple steps for making a 10 person professional office green? We would like to be a carbon neutral office by October of next year but how do we get started? We operate a small business in the Northeast.

Answer:

One of the easiest ways to reduce your carbon footprint is to decrease your energy use. Some ways to do that include replacing incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescents, turning off lights when leaving a room, and shutting computers down at night. For other ideas, see:

Greening Your Office
http://www.techsoup.org/learningcenter/training/page5078.cfm

Your Green Office: How to start greening your office
http://www.egeneration.co.uk/centre/modules/green_office/12_getting_started.asp

Guidelines for Greening Offices
http://www.entlink.net/education/resources/greenoffice.cfm
Geared toward doctors, but includes good general information.

Greening the Office Online Audit
http://www.green-office.org.uk/audit.php?goingto=audit0
From Friends of the Earth Scotland

How to Green Your Work (Treehugger Green Guide)
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2006/12/how_to_green_your_work.php

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