Trek Women
March 12, 2009

Green machine...

Recycle light bulb At work, I’m on the Association’s new Green Team (GT) – our mission is to look at our office practices and figure out how we can do a better job of reducing, reusing and recycling. So, we’re looking at things like our paper and energy use and we’ve also talked about transportation. Nearly all of my co-workers ride the Metro (because who in their right mind would pay $20 a day for parking and sit in traffic for an hour) and we’re good about carpooling to events and whatnot.


One idea that we considered was purchasing an office bike if people wanted to ride during the day to go to a meeting or pick up lunch – kind of like what Congress on the House side offers staff (Trek Limes). But, we realized the cost and maintenance would be outside our GT budget, a bummer.


Got any cool, cheap ideas that you’re doing to green your workplace?


I commend your employer for making the 3 Rs a priority. None of the places I ever worked at cared about conserving resources. One place even printed up emails to read them! Could you unplug your computers, monitors, copiers, etc at night to save electricity? I read somewhere about an office that had a worm farm to digest table scraps to make compost. Do you use compact fluorescent bulbs? Could you use discarded paper as scraps? Cut them into fours and they're a nice size. Just some ideas. Let us know what you end up doing.

Posted by: Becky | Mar 17, 2009 7:20:59 AM

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