Starboard HQ is an eco-friendly office with a daily vegetarian lunch, solar panels on the roof, a recycling station and compost, and more. When our employees work remotely or from home, we encourage them to adopt these environmental measures in their home office.
When Starboard employees work remotely or from home, we encourage them to create an eco-friendly home office. Here are some suggestions on how to get started.
- Use reusable cloths and towels instead of paper towels.
- Set up a recycling station: Reduce, reuse, recycle.
- Create a compost bin.
- Avoid single-use plastics
- Cook or eat out over ordering online to avoid single-use plastic waste.
- Choose a reusable water bottle instead of disposable plastic bottles.
- Learn more about plastic.
- Turn off lights when not in use.
- Utilize natural lighting when possible.
- Use energy-saving light bulbs to save both electricity and money.
- Choose a laptop over a desktop computer, as laptops generally consume less energy.
- Unplug when not in use: Light, TV, air-conditioning, laptop, music, etc.
- Invest in solar panels to cover your electricity use.
- Be aware of where your electricity comes from. Choose sustainable and renewable energy sources.
- Print double-sided and use recycled paper when possible.
- Use refillable pens and highlighters instead of disposable ones.
- Use cold water over warm where possible.
- Take shorter showers.
Add some greenery
- Add some plants to your home space to improve air quality and create a good atmosphere.
- With Starboard HQ as inspiration, we encourage adapting to a vegetarian diet, also at home.
- Some reasons why we should eat less meat
- Livestock production is responsible for 14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
- Meat production requires large amounts of land and water. For example, it takes 15,415 litres of water to produce 1 kg of beef, compared to 322 litres of water to produce 1 kg of vegetables.
- Livestock production can contribute to deforestation, as forests are often cleared to make room for grazing land.
- Animal waste from livestock production can contribute to water pollution and other environmental problems.
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