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April 22nd is Earth Day – a time to reflect on our only planet and promote eco-friendly practices. As more businesses focus on corporate sustainability, it’s a good idea to add Earth Day celebrations into your April.
Not entirely sure how your workplace can celebrate this beloved global holiday? At Close the Loop, we’ve come up with some ideas to help make your Earth Day celebrations fun and impactful.
Using strictly sustainable products, have a celebration to bring awareness to environmental concerns. This is a great time to promote reusable water bottles (consider having a water bottle decorating challenge) and meatless meal options. Why not try unveiling sustainable coffee options for the office?
After all, who doesn’t love in-office contests? Whether you’re in-person or working from home, see who can hit one (or more) of these targets:
The sky’s the limit, so have fun creating your benchmarks. Think up a fun and green reward for the winner(s), such a reusable grocery bag set.
Earth Day is a great time to educate your team on relevant environmental topics. Poll the office to see what topics people are interested in learning about. Check out this list of organizations to see who aligns with the group’s interest and invite an expert from the organization to speak and answer questions about that topic. Learning together is much more fun than learning alone!
Not only are these ideas a way to get folks involved, they can also start conversations that lead to more corporate sustainability practices in the workplace. Now is a great time to implement a recycling system, advocate for a no-waste workplace, promote eco-friendly commuting, and reward teammates for contributing to a greener office.
These days, more customers are invested in seeing transparent and sustainable business practices. Make sure to read our recent piece about setting corporate sustainability goals, and let us know if you end up implementing any of our suggestions. We love to hear your success stories!
Thinking Close the Loop can help with your corporate sustainability goals? We’d love to! Reach out to learn how we can help your workplace make less of an environmental impact.