I work in a fairly large office, with four floors of employees. Of those four floors, I work on the quietest floor, where everyone is pretty silo-ed and sits with earphones in, paying their computer screen rapt attention. So there’s not a lot of floor culture – I don’t even know some of the people on this floor. The org also has a recycling policy, with recycling containers for cardboard, paper, glass, and plastic on each of the four floors.
So in this small pocket of quiet people in the organization, I have made a difference in our greenness. (I’m quite proud of this!)
Our bathroom on the floor is small, just two stalls for the whole floor. When I started here, the light was always left on. I started to just turn the light off when I left the room (making sure there was no one else in there of course!). It took a little bit for this to catch on, but now it’s standard procedure on our floor. Just because one person took the time to turn off a light.
So the next time that someone tells you that your little action like turning off the light doesn’t matter – IT DOES!!! It may not stop climate change, but it can change those who you come into contact with.
What are some of the small actions that you do every day?