Back in July my e-newsletter , the Creating Order Chronicle, carried a review of the book, true green @ work – 100 ways you can make the environment your business. This book is now available at ABC stores, and I think you’ll find it quite eye-opening.
It’s a truly thought-provoking read. Of course, I’m always looking for the organising angle, and this book shows there are simple ways to make a difference to the planet as well as our own peace of mind and hip pocket. And that’s really what being organised is all about.
Tips #3 and #6 talk about reducing our use of paper. I always knew commuting outside peak times was good use of time, but tip #35 spells out clearly the savings to be made in fuel costs and harmful emissions. And shareholders will love tip #43.
Here are some of my own Green organising tips for saving money, time and energy –
- * A short 6-minute wash is enough for all but the dirtiest of clothes. Any more will simply wear out clothes faster and use more energy.
- * Shop locally. Save time, fuel and resources by not driving long distances to the large centres. You’ll build community relationships too.
- * Plan ahead and shop just once a week, saving time, fuel and $ at the checkout.
- * Work close to home, or move closer to work.
- * Arrange to receive bills by email and paid by direct debit.
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