Going Green in the Workplace Green with envy – move over! We’re green with pride! The same core values Scarrow Yurman & Co. are known for, such as ethics, loyalty and proactiveness has motived our office to make the necessary changes so we can enjoy an echo-friendly workplace. We think deeply about the implications of what we do. We thought you may be interested in how we are shouldering our responsibility in protecting our valuable resources. Living healthier We have many plants throughout the office which naturally filter toxins from the air. Our staff has resolved to take the stairs instead of the elevator each day. Some of us enjoy yoga each week to reduce stress and promote health and well-being. Short route to commute 70% of our staff have a 5-10 minute commute to work, thus limiting greenhouse emissions. Use energy wisely Our staff makes it a habit to turn off computers and monitors at the end of each work day. We monitor lights and thermostats when no one is in the office. Water conservation We only run our dishwasher when it is completely full – not just at the end of each day. Water in the boardroom that isn’t used will be used to water our plants. Waste less Our paperless initiative required that we purchase quality scanners, Adobe Acrobat and ShareFile software which has significantly reduced the amount of paper our office uses and has resulted in more secure file sharing and confidentiality with our clients. We use dual computer monitors to compare/review documents instead of printing hard copies. When we do need to print documents, we print double-sided to reduce waste. Our fax is set to print to an electronic folder on the server – no paper required. Our office uses filtered water as opposed to bottled water. All staff is encouraged to recycle and have necessary bins at their workstation and in our kitchen. If you have already implemented these types of initiatives in your home or workplace, bravo! If not, why not join us in making ecologically responsible decisions that protect our environment and our natural resources. Small consistent changes made by everyone can make a huge difference. Go green with pride!