Green Office Week Takes Inspiration from Next Generation

Green office week with Avery

Green Office Week is back from 8th to 13th May and Avery is on an important mission to help offices keen to go green. Scientific research has shown that it only takes 21 days to change your habits in your life and Green Office Week will kick-start a campaign that encourages office workers to make continued small changes at work that will have a big environmental impact.

Joining in and exchanging information and top tips is at the heart of the social campaign with Avery running all activity from its Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube channels. As such, office workers around the UK are invited to share their creative eco-friendly initiatives using the hashtag #greenoffice17. There will even be spot prizes available for those who have had an environmental impact on their own workplace.

We often find that we are very eco-aware when at home with the rise of recycling bins in the household, but unfortunately this doesn’t always translate to the work place. The good news is that Avery has come up with some innovative ways to provide office workers with practical, useful advice and inspiration by enlisting the help of the next generation to deliver it.

In 2017, Green Office Week will launch with 21 online videos presented by children aged 5-11 years old. The 30 second films may be short, but they are packed with easy and effective office eco-solutions from children who have only ever lived in an environmentally aware world. This means that thinking green comes naturally to them.

With a little creativity, the children have come up with their own useful top tips for going green at work. This is based on what they themselves have put into practice in their own homes as well as what they’ve read and learned about at school. Each short video hopes to motivate office workers with the simple message that making little changes with a big impact on the future doesn’t have to take long. Especially if we all work together.

Avery UK marketing director, Fiona Mills said: “As adults we often want to make changes in our lives but sometimes it takes another person making a comment or request for us to take action. Children learn about the environment from a young age and we have been so inspired learning ideas and tips from the next generation.

“It’s their planet we need to protect and we hope UK office workers will take time to watch and share the videos. Even if an office introduced just a few of the ideas, we know that up and down the country an environmental impact would be being made during Green Office Week, and for the future.”

For anyone keen to get started straight away, here are some ideas which will be shared in the Green Office Week videos that can be put into used right now as they don’t require too much effort!

  • Think before you throw – Before replacing office equipment check to see if it can be fixed or if you can find it second-hand.
  • That’s my mug – Say goodbye to paper coffee cups and bring in mugs that can be re-used time and again.
  • Keep it clean – Check office cleaning products are non-toxic and biodegradable.
  • It’s who you know – Keep mailing lists up-to-date to prevent mail-outs getting lost or thrown in the bin.
  • Choose wisely – Before buying office products research eco-friendly options that help protect the planet.

Avery UK is a company that is passionate about finding new ways to make a difference to the future of our planet and has been committed to uniting offices all over the country in their mission to go green for several years. The office specialist has a range of eco-friendly products from desk top accessories to recycled paper products available which can be found on OPInfo.net, perfect for anyone who wants to take the next step to go green.

Green Office Week takes place each year and encourages UK workers to think about the environment and implement small changes in the workplace.

The 2017 campaign will build on previous Green Office Week success stories including the Big Green Crowdsourced Guide and the Green Pledges campaign. The full collection of 21 videos will be available online, with additional downloadable materials at www.greenofficeweek.eu.  If you’d like to get involved in Green Office Week get in touch with Avery by tweeting @UKAvery, head to https://www.avery.co.uk/gow or sending a message to www.facebook.com/UKAvery.

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