Colorado is one of the healthiest states in the nation and that extends to how we want our environment to be as well. Here are a few easy ways your business can give back while being green.
Recycle for a cause
There are a variety of office supplies that can be recycled besides paper. There are cups, ink cartridges, batteries, light bulbs and more; but are you recycling your electronics? This month the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Blue Star Recyclers and Uber to recycle used computers and laptops to be put into low-income households or schools for free or at a low cost. Give back to the community by donating your old electronics.
Join us in recycling your electronics Thursday, April 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. by requesting an Uber to pick up your old electronics to be delivered to the Chamber. Learn how to donate through the Uber app.
Leave your car in the garage
When it comes to how you get to work, there are a number of options. A new commuter rail line to Denver International Airport opens Friday, and the bicycle share program B-cycle is adding new stations. Businesses can help by offering an eco-pass for those employees who take the bus or light rail into work each day, promoting carpooling opportunities to reduce the number of single cars on the road or providing incentives for using ride and car sharing options
Making the Chamber green
We try to practice what we preach here at the Chamber. We work to be a leader in sustainable and green practices including Certifiably Green Denver, LEED and Energy Star ratings we just improved our Energy Star rating by six points) and providing eco passes to all interested employees at no charge. We are continually looking for ways to give back to our community and decrease our impact on the environment.
Interested in other tips to make your office greener? Read how these three tips will make your office greener.
Laura James is the communications and marketing coordinator for the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.