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article imageSuzuki Foundation announces green office toolkit

By Bob Gordon     Mar 24, 2010 in Environment
The David Suzuki Foundation announced the release of a workplace toolkit designed to facilitate workplace attempts to become greener. It is called the David Suzuki Office Essentials: Green Your Workplace toolkit.
According to the Suzuki Foundation the toolkit is fancy, new, free, practical, and self-guided. Visitors to the website are guided through the process by a cartoon version of David Suzuki himself. According to the website, "this free toolkit spells out exactly how to improve your office with step-by-step instructions on saving energy and water, reducing waste and creating a healthier (and happier) workplace."
The toolkit focuses on five areas of energy (and cost) savings. They are transportation, waste, energy use, healthy workplace and water conservation. Additional sections address myths about what is and is not green and allow users to test their knowledge and the extent to which they have understood the information in the five key areas.
The Green Office toolkit follows the release last month of a "Sustainability at Home" toolkit for homeowners and tenants to use in their residence. According to the Foundation's Lindsay Coulter, the residential toolkit "offers suggestions on such things as getting rid of batteries in an environmentally friendly way, choosing furniture that's healthier for the environment and for yourself (off-gassing from the formaldehyde used in making some furniture isn't healthy for either), and introducing faucet aerators and low-flow shower heads to cut down on water."
The e-mail announcing the release of the toolkit also includes five reasons that bosses will find it valuable:
P.S. for bosses:
You should green your office for four reasons: Going green boosts your company’s reputation, making it more attractive to customers and employees; Getting your staff on board will boost company morale and involvement; Cutting back on energy and waste will save you money; It helps the environment – obviously.
More information about the toolkit and other programs offered by the David Suzuki Foundation contact them at
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