28 Apr 4 Easy Ways To Be More Eco-Friendly in Your Green Bay & Northeast Wisconsin Workplace
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in Break RoomsbyEmily
With Earth Day being in April, it’s natural for businesses in the Green Bay and Northeast Wisconsin area to be considering their carbon footprint. Being “green” can mean many things, such as making large efforts with building materials and processes. However, small changes can also have a big impact on sustainability. Here are some simple steps any Green Bay or Northeast Wisconsin workplace can do to be a bit more eco-friendly.
1. Have Onsite Food and Drinks
Emissions from vehicles account for a large portion of air pollution. According to Sciencing.com, cars and trucks contribute one-fifth of the United State’s total global warming pollution. That includes your employees taking their vehicles out to pick up lunch or a fancy coffee from the cafe down the street. Providing food, snacks, and drinks in your Green Bay and Northeast Wisconsin break room can eliminate these trips. As a result, the associated carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced. Plus, Green Bay and Northeast Wisconsin employees love these kinds of helpful services. Whether it’s snack vending machines or fresh food filled micro-markets
, employees are grateful for the grab and go convenience and time savings. It makes on-site food a win-win.
2. Use Water Refilling Stations and Filtration
Although everyone tries to recycle, single-use water bottles still end up in landfills. Reduce the use of single-use water bottles by offering water refilling options to your employees and customers.
If your Green Bay and Northeast Wisconsin company has bubblers (or what others might call water fountains) then add dispensers that can fill reusable water bottles. Most include filters and even counters showing how many single-use bottles have been saved.
For Green Bay and Northeast Wisconsin companies that want to go beyond dispensers, BE’S Refreshments offers the bevi water
cooler. The bevi water cooler takes the water refilling station to the next level. The system filters your existing water and then lets each of your employees personalize it. It’s been a very popular addition to break rooms in Green Bay and Northeast Wisconsin. Imagine getting a raspberry-lemon sparkling water dispensed straight into your favorite water bottle. Alternatively, the next person might choose a still, unsweetened cucumber water in their coffee mug. It’s all good! We’ve already placed a number of these systems in healthcare facilities and manufacturing plants throughout Green Bay and Northeast Wisconsin and they are a huge hit.
3. Brew Fairtrade Coffee and Tea
Many of the products you use everyday have sustainable alternatives. BE’S Refreshments offers a superior office coffee service program that includes roasts and teas certified to be plant-friendly. Choose coffee varieties that have a Fairtrade label. This means the coffee producers guarantee to pay coffee farmers fair wages and help with community improvements. In addition, coffee and tea farming techniques are sustainable, with less serious impact on the environment than other forms of coffee and tea growing.
Knowing that these coffee and teas are sustainable makes them taste even better in your Green Bay and Northeast Wisconsin break room.
4. Promote Your Partners
One final step to helping your Green Bay and Northeast Wisconsin company be more sustainable is promoting the efforts of your service providers. For example, at BE’S Refreshments all our Green Bay and Northeast Wisconsin Vending Machines include energy saving technology. One example is the LED lights we install. These lights use less energy and are less detrimental to the environment than old fashioned fluorescent tubes.
Being good stewards of the environment is important to us, here are BE’S Refreshments. Therefore we have implemented various vending technologies
that optimizes our service to our Green Bay and Northeast Wisconsin customers. We are able to come stock your vending machine, micro-market, or break room in fewer trips while still maintaining the same level of high service. It reduces emissions and maximizes your break room benefits.