Tim Sanders's blog: Conservation
Help me make 2009 a year of Less // 12.31.2008
2009 will be a year of less for me. Less consumption. Less waste. Less use. Less. This will be driven by two factors: Consciousness and Reality.
First, reality. We will all likely make less next year than this year, and costs will mostly stay the same (except for gas). There will be less money to spend, and conservation will... More »
90 days to a Greener Focus at the Office // 12.23.2008
My Christmas came a few days early with a Wall Street Journal article that features my new book, Saving The World At Work.
In this article, I give easy to follow tips for anyone that wants to see their company save some money (jobs) and stay on course with its commitment to the planet. NOTE: I'm linking to the Yahoo! buzz page,... More »
See the green in everything around you // 10.23.2008
Check out my latest You Tube video: See The Green
My point is simple: The more you love nature, you more you respect it and want to preserve it for future generations. It's important that we invest time falling in love with her. The opportunities are endless.
Become an energy miser // 10.15.2008
Here's another excerpt from Saving The World At Work:
When you were young, your parents probably told you to turn off the lights. But now that you're an adult, do you turn off the lights at work when you leave for the day?
According to a 2007 national survey conducted by Harris Interactive for Sun Microsystems, 92 percent of respondents said they turn off the lights when they leave a room at home,... More »
Recession friendly green strategy on The Big Idea // 09.20.2008
Here's a web extra conversation between Donny Deutch and I Thursday.
My point was that we have to focus on Reduce and Reuse (money savers) as a green strategy during this economic climate. Later, when things get better, we must invest in replacing non-sustainable ingredients with sustainable ones, etc.More »
REUSE is the R of the Day // 09.05.2008
Last year, I was inspired reading a post on Seth Godin's blog related to No Impact Man. I read the same article on the way back to the USA this weekend and I also think that this is a big deal. Use not, waste not, deplete not. These are new values that give us meaning.
If you think recycling paper is green, try reusing it. This is multiples better than recycling (which takes energy and... More »
Rent a hybrid and see for yourself // 08.17.2008
I finally got a chance to drive a Toyota Prius last week in greater Washington DC. I had to rent a car from Avis to get to a few speaking gigs in the area, and they gave me the Prius.
What a ride! Once I got over the quietness of it, I fell in love with it. Not only does it feel rock solid, it has a great deal of pep. The on board computer calcluates your mileage, which makes driving like... More »
Stop the flow of dead trees coming to your office // 07.11.2008
Even if they go straight to the recycling bin, that isn't good enough. Recycling, according to the authors of Cradle To Cradle, should actually be called 'downcycling', because the materials get less and less useful with each pass. And recycling requires high energy use.
Turn out the lights, the party's over // 07.09.2008
Go ahead and use all you want, you thought, we'll make more! Those days are over. Now, gas and electricity are more expensive than ever. Their production threatens the health of our ecosystem.
As a leader, you need to set an example to others by practicing extreme energy conservation. It starts with the lights. When you leave a room, turn them off. Ask for your facilities group to look... More »
Is printer friendly Earth friendly? // 06.05.2008
One of the points of my new book (Saving The World At Work, Sept 2008) is that we are printing more pages than ever. Document printing has become one of our eco-villains, especially for knowledge workers.
In fact, we print one piece of paper every eight minutes, and the number rises annually. Why? Abundance of information (Internet) combined with widespread availability of fast (and cheap)... More »
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