We at Storganise towers like to be green. It’s not a statement of intent, or an empty corporate claim, it’s just the way we go about our lives.
Half of our fleet of cars is a Nissan Leaf. We would have gone 100% electric, but the other half of the fleet has to get us to Cornwall each year to go surfing.
Most of our meetings are done via video-conferencing. This saves a whole heap of fossil fuels and wasted hours in travelling.
We recycle more than we throw away, cycle to the office when it’s cycling weather, and work in a shared office environment which reduces wasted heating and lighting to a minimum.
Bully for us. Call Greenpeace. Give us a medal.
Another, inadvertent way we have become green is by not printing anything any more. We haven’t changed to use re-cycled printer cartridges, or 50% bamboo paper. No. We simply don’t print. We could say this is a conscious decision to save our planet’s vital resources and make a better world for our grandchildren. It’s actually because we can’t afford the printer cables.
Well, “can’t afford” isn’t strictly true. But at £15.00 a shot, and with all new printers being suspiciously supplied without them (imagine what our customers would say if we created them some software but no login details for it – “Oh, I didn’t realise you wanted to USE the software. That’ll be an extra £15 please”); we have decided that we don’t want to play the printing game any more.
So when James’s fine and robust 10-year-old printer lead finally went to the great Tandy in the sky, the office printer went from being the thing most people shouted at in the corner to being a lovely new monitor stand.
It’s happier there, and in a funny way, so are we all.
Of course, if you are more committed to making an impact on your carbon footprint, the first thing you should consider is; How do you streamline the way your office works? Are you wasting your staff’s time, and your planet’s resources by unnecessarily printing things that could be stored on a disk, or travelling to see the same assets repeatedly, or doing repetitive tasks again and again and again.
Get in touch. We can take a look at the software you are currently battling with, and come up with a way of you spending less time polluting the atmosphere, and more time enjoying the countryside.
Just don’t ask for a printed quote.