Climate change is a serious issue that affects our world. It's not just an environmental problem – it also has significant economic implications for businesses and governments around the globe. The cost of climate change to society is estimated to be in the billions in lost productivity alone.
Businesses are one of the most significant contributors to global warming and climate change. They can also be part of the solution by reducing their carbon footprint. There are many ways your business can achieve that, and some of them may surprise you.
Here we’ll outline how coworking environments are better for the planet and your company's bottom line, providing a range of benefits that will help your business to grow.
A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases that an individual, company or organisation has emitted over time. It can be measured in tons of CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalents). The more you emit, the bigger your footprint.
A company's carbon footprint can be measured in terms of total emissions or per unit of production. If you want to reduce your business's emissions, there are many ways you can do so, including using renewable energy sources and recyclable materials where possible.
Improving your footprint is not just about helping the planet, though. Today’s consumers demand that their brands take action and will vote with their feet.
Over 42 per cent of consumers have actively changed their buying habits because of their stance on the environment, while 21 per cent have urged their friends and family to do the same thing. Again, the younger generation is spearheading this, with consumers aged 18-24 three times more likely to change brands based on their values than people aged 65 or over.
There are many ways that businesses can reduce their environmental impacts by making small changes in everyday operations or purchasing decisions.
You may be surprised at how easy it is to make a difference. You can:
● Reduce electricity usage by turning off lights when not needed, or using motion sensors for lighting fixtures. This will save money, as well as power consumption.
● Use recycled materials whenever possible. Recycling one ton of paper saves 2583.5 litres of oil, 26,500 litres of water and 17 trees.
● Go paperless: Work towards creating a paperless office if you haven't done so already.
● Encourage carpooling, public transport and walking for the commute to work.
● Consider renewable energy sources such as solar panels or wind turbines. They produce less pollution than traditional forms of power generation while also decreasing reliance on fossil fuels like coal or natural gas, which emit greenhouse gases into the atmosphere
You can take steps today to reduce your impact on the environment and help make the world a better place for generations to come.
Coworking spaces are the future. They offer an alternative to traditional offices and provide a collaborative environment that fosters innovation, creativity and productivity. In addition to providing shared spaces in major cities across the country, we also have eco-friendly features that make our facilities even more attractive.
Workers will enjoy environmentally-friendly LED lighting and our easy recycling programs. They’ll also be using less electricity by sharing the space with like-minded professionals and reducing their commute time by dividing their time between home and the office. Find out how your company can make a difference with Workspace365.