5 quick steps to make your remote routine eco-friendlier
In front of the latest consequences of environmental pollution, we at LSBC would like to contribute to share consciousness about living in an eco-friendlier way. In this article, you are going to read our favorite tips to make your remote routine eco-friendlier.
In the last period, the sustainable talk has developed across the globe. More and more people started to share knowledge and awareness among their societies, claiming that we are slowly destroying our Earth. For instance, just in 2020 The Amazon forest burnt, millions of animals lost their lives in the fires of Australia, and a virus spread fastly in different parts of our world. For some scientists, all those episodes are part of the same condition: Environment Pollution.
So, here it is how we think you can limit your footprint in this situation when working remotely, just in 5 quick steps.
1. Use Reusable Water Bottles
This is the first and easiest way to avoid wasting other plastic. Buying a reusable water bottle has become very easy nowadays. You can find one of these types pretty everywhere. Of course, you can also acquire one from an online store, but in this case, it wouldn’t be sustainable. Online shop platforms include shipment processes starting from somewhere in the world and direct to your home, which is not the best solution in terms of avoiding additional pollution.
Bringing a bottle everywhere where you are going to work or keeping on your desk, is very useful and will help you to avoid buying a disposable one in a supermarket or bar, which will be later thrown away.
2. Re-use old papers and don’t print new ones
When you are working at home, even if you are using your laptop, you may need to write something on a paper. In this case, we strongly suggest you re-utilize an old paper, maybe from an old document, advertisement brochures left in your briefcase, or old journals with an empty page. Also using again an old notebook, where some pages are not written could be a great idea.
The most important thing is that you don’t go and buy new block notes and don’t print unnecessary documents. Working remotely means that you have your computer, therefore you don’t need anything printed! Everything you need is in your hard disk.
3. Optimize the light
Perhaps you have your own office, or you work in your living room. This doesn’t make any difference. When you work from home, you need to take into consideration a place with enough light all day. You could also change the spot according to the sunlight.
What is essential is that you don’t have to work and use an artificial lamp all day. This would mean wasting energy. You would pay more at the end of your monthly bills and you would have wasted energy for nothing. We have a natural light, our sun, and we should take advantage of it.
4. Don’t keep your laptop charging all day
If you use a laptop instead of a computer, you may need to charge it some time. This is normal.
However, we would like to suggest you avoid keeping it charging all day. A common laptop needs just a couple of hours to be fully charged. After this time, you should disconnect it. When an electric device is charging, including your smartphones, earphones, tablets, uses a lot of energy. Then, this common practice doesn’t make your remote routine eco-friendlier, but the opposite.
5. Consume handmade meals
Also, your food diet plays a big role in transforming your routine in an eco-friendlier one.
Since you are at home, you have plenty of time to choose healthier foods and cook them yourself. You don’t need neither to buy pre-made meals at supermarkets nor frozen box meals. Decide in the morning what to prepare, cook it slow meanwhile you are working, or take a break. It will be ready on time for your lunch break.