Tip of the Month - February 2018
Need a refresher on recycling? According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American produces 4.5 pounds of trash per day, almost double the trash per capita in most other major countries. Check out the Recycling@Shorenstein: Online Education and share it with your colleagues to re-energize your office's recycling practices!
Tip of the Month - December 2017
Travelling for work or for the holidays? Book eco-conscious hotels which institute programs that save water, energy and reduce waste. And, don’t forget to use the "no new towel" signs which most hotels offer, so housekeeping doesn't remove towels before it becomes necessary. This small act will save huge amounts of water and energy for laundry services. Visit the water conservation webpage for more water-saving ideas.
Tip of the Month - October 2017
Learn about your carbon footprint! The EPA defines carbon footprint as the total amount of greenhouse gases produced by human activities. There are simple ways to reduce your impact such as using alternative transportation and buying local food. Online apps can help you calculate a carbon footprint for yourself or your organization. Visit the Shorenstein Energy Efficiency webpage for more information about cutting waste and saving money.
Tip of the Month - August 2017
We are pleased to announce the new Recycling @ Shorenstein: Online Education! Did you know that recycling is the most important thing each of us can do on a daily basis to reduce our impact on the environment? Test your waste sorting knowledge and help improve our property’s waste diversion rate. It’s easy - try it out and share it with your co-workers!
Green Tip of the Month - June 2017
According to EPA ENERGY STAR, putting computers in 'sleep' or 'hibernate' mode during lunch breaks and when you leave the office for the night saves up to $75 per PC annually. Saving energy also reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Visit the ENERGY STAR power settings website and check out Energy Efficiency for more workplace energy efficiency ideas!
Green Tip of the Month - April 2017
Plastic isn't so fantastic. Did you know that only one in five plastic water bottles are recycled? Those that do not get recycled take up to 450 years to decompose in landfill. A reusable water bottle or a water filter is a more sustainable option. Find more information in the Sustainable Purchasing section.
Green Tip of the Month - February 2017
Did you know that recycling one ton of paper saves 24 trees? You can also save paper and money by reading and editing documents electronically. When possible, print on both sides of the page. Visit Shorenstein’sÂ Recycling section for more smart office tips.
Green Tip of the Month - December 2017
When was the last time you checked your tire pressure? The average vehicle’s tires are under-inflated, many by over 20%. Properly inflated tires can save over $300 per year in commuting fuel costs while also reducing atmospheric emissions. Visit the Energy Efficiency section for more energy-saving ideas.
Green Tip of the Month - October 2016
We work diligently with our janitorial service providers to select least-toxic, environmentally friendly cleaning solutions. For your personal office cleaning products, check the labels and opt for green options it's easy! Visit the Shorenstein Sustainable Purchasing page at www.greenshorenstein.info to learn more.
Green Tip of the Month - August 2016
Announcing Shorenstein's enhanced and mobile-friendly Sustainability Resources Site for Tenants! Need help starting or expanding your sustainability program? Visit www.greenshorenstein.info for ideas and tools to make sustainability a bigger part of your organization's strategy.
Green Tip of the Month - June 2016
Changing out one standard light bulb to LED will save carbon emissions equivalent to 162 car-miles. High-quality LED lamps last 25 times longer and use 75% less energy than incandescent lighting. Visit the Shorenstein Energy Efficiency webpage for more information.
Green Tip of the Month - April 2016
Did you know that recycling a week’s worth of newspapers saves as much energy as turning off a computer for two days? Use the designated recycling containers located throughout the building to capture environmental savings. Visit the Shorenstein Environmental Calculators page to tally up the impact of your sustainability efforts.
Green Tip of the Month - February 2016
Many of us use notepads or sticky notes for phone messages and reminders. Try reusing single-sided printer paper, or even better, use an electronic app instead. Search the web for Sticky Notes Apps to see what electronic reminder tools work with your devices! Visit the Shorenstein Sustainability Resources Site for more Green tips.
Green Tip of the Month - December 2015
American’s generate 25% more waste during the holiday season. When planning your office holiday party, choose reusable decorations and recyclable or compostable dishes. Place clearly labeled trash, recycling, and compost bins in easy-to-access locations. Visit the Shorenstein sustainable purchasing and recycling webpages for more ideas.
Green Tip of the Month - October 2015
Using alternative transportation just one day per week can save over $500 per year in driving costs. Walking or biking to work also adds exercise to the commuting routine. Visit the Shorenstein commuting webpage for more alternative transportation ideas.
Green Tip of the Month - August 2015
Did you know that recycling one ream of office paper saves enough energy to run a CFL light bulb for 190 hours? Help your building's recycling efforts by reporting the monthly tonnage of secure document destruction (paper shredding) to the Building Management Office. Visit the Shorenstein Environmental Calculators webpage for more information.
Green Tip of the Month - June 201595% of the world’s 250 largest companies issue sustainability reports. Leading CEOs recognize that sustainability programs cut operating costs, reduce regulatory risks, and increase brand value. We invite you to read Shorenstein’s 2016 Sustainability Report. For tools to start or enhance your corporate responsibility efforts, visit Shorenstein’s Sustainability Resources Site.