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Making a sustainable difference in the world has become a priority

in business strategy. Join the focus of companies around the world

in assessing all aspects of sustainability, including our impact on

the environment. Stand tall in your community as we grow stronger

together for a better tomorrow.

Beyond the

three R’s—Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

—keep in mind the

larger picture of the

three P’s: People, Planet, Profits

. Whether you

sell a product or provide a service, smarter choices and greener

habits add up over time to help make a positive impact on the

environment and your bottom line. Learn more about what you

can do at home and at the office.

Boost ENERGY

EFFICIENCY

• Add plants to

increase heating

and cooling

efficiency.

• Plug equipment into surge

protectors, switching off at

night or on weekends to

reduce standby power.

• Regularly examine building

equipment and systems to

ensure heating, ventilating,

and air conditioning systems

are at optimal energy

efficiency.

• Save energy at your home

or home office with more tips

fro

m www.energystar.gov/ .

Be WISE

about WASTE

• Make recycling

as easy as

possible by

placing recycling containers

near copiers, printers, and

mailboxes.

• Choose supplies that are

compostable or reusable,

such as cups in the

breakroom or rechargeable

batteries in equipment.

• Compost food waste in your

office kitchen.

• Reuse items that might

otherwise be discarded.

Visit

www.upcyclethat.com

for ideas.

Save WATER

• Inspect pipes

and faucets for

leaks and install

water-saving

fixtures.

• While waiting for water to get

hot, collect the running water

for plants.

• Turn off the water while

lathering your hands or

brushing your teeth.

• Incorporate tips from

wateruseitwisely.com/100- ways-to-conserve/ in your

newsletter.

TAKE SUSTAINABLE ACTION

Environment

Rooted in the

Reducing your environmental footprint, increasing energy efficiency, and establishing guidelines are the

first steps to improving your sustainability. Even small changes can have a big impact on energy use, waste

management, water usage, heating and cooling, and day-to-day operations. Start with the basics.