At Grenville Station there are a number of environmental measures that we take in our workplace to help protect the environment. To reduce paper waste, we put an emphasis on internet marketing (our website is our catalogue!). All of our photography takes place in-house, using digital cameras and rechargeable lithium batteries. We use real towels in our washrooms & lunch room instead of paper towels and we also use ceramic mugs instead of disposable cups for our many cups of coffee (tea in Laurie’s case) – which we can’t live without!
We make it a point to use as many products made from post-consumer recycled content as possible (i.e. toilet paper, printer paper). We print the vast majority of our documents in draft mode (double sided, of course!) and we recycle and purchase recycled printer cartridges. We also turn off our computers and monitors when not in use.
Our staff regularly eats lunch on site, using ceramic dishes and real cutlery. We use unbleached brown coffee filters and make use of thermos pump pots for hot beverages rather than constantly turning to the kettle and coffee maker. We even try to bring liter-less lunches to work with us, using reusable cloth lunch bags and containers!
Compact fluorescent bulbs are used throughout the facility and when it comes to cleaning supplies we use eco-friendly products such as those made by Method, Seventh Generation and Biolife.
Now that you know how environmentally conscious we are at Grenville Station we challenge you to join us. Even small changes can make a big difference if we all pitch in! Click here for some ideas on how you can make your office more green. Let us know what your workplace is doing to protect the environment – we’d love to hear from you!