Snapping Sustainability with Action Renewables

Leading experts on Renewable Energy technologies, Action Renewables, are calling on all sustainability enthusiasts to take part in their #SustainableSnap19 photo competition.

With five categories covering sustainability at home/school/work, sustainable transport, sustainable food, energy-saving or water-saving, the competition invites photographs that highlight the best, most innovative and quirky, showcasing what sustainability means to you.

The top twelve photographs will feature in the highly sought-after Action Renewables 2020 calendar.

At RNN Comms, we are passionate about playing our role in creating a more sustainable and environmentally friendly future for everyone. In our eco-office we practice what we preach, along with our specific renewables division - @RNNGreen –we have reduced our usage of single-use plastic, increased our recycling, as well as offsetting our carbon emissions through Carbon Footprint Ltd.

Keen to get your workplace on the ‘green track’? Here a are three simple ways to make your workplace more sustainable and eco-friendly:

1. Be Clear About Your Goals

First be clear about your goals, and why you are asking staff to change to a more sustainable way of working. If your employees understand your motives and understand the importance of being eco-friendlier then they will be less likely to question the changes and happier to comply.

Integrate your sustainable actions into your overall business objectives rather than having them as an add on.

2. No hot air
The most cost-effective initiative for businesses to increase their sustainability is to change current inefficient habits.

Encourage staff to

  • Turn off unnecessary lighting
  • Turn computers off at night
  • Print double-sided
  • Car share
  • Re-think plastic, how about investing in company branded keep-cups and/or reusable water bottles

Think before you print! Make sure that your employees understand about the environmental impact of printing in colour as compared to printing in greyscale and limit colour printing as much as possible.

Recycling! Install recycle bins and know what can be recycled in your council area - it’s that simple!

3. Be Consistent

Be consistent in your approach to sustainability in the workplace. A consistent plan will help your methods bed in, motivate staff to take part and achieve your goals.

Benefits of a sustainable workplace

Studies on the benefits of sustainable and green office spaces show that they:

  • Improved morale and productivity
  • Reduce employee sick days, and therefore a reduction in sick leave costs
  • Increase job satisfaction among employees
  • Lower staff turnover rates

Designing your business in a way that is good for the planet will therefore have a positive impact on your bottom line.

Is your business already outstanding in its sustainability principles?

Do you think you have what it takes to show off your sustainable side?

If so, get snapping. Further competition details and how to enter below: