When you calculated your carbon footprint, the next step is reducing this footprint.
We provide you with 30 easy & hands-on tips to get you started reducing your impact.

Energy & water use

  1. Conduct an energy audit to identify areas of high energy consumption and prioritize energy-saving measures.
  2. Switch to renewable energy sources, such as solar or wind power.
  3. Install energy-efficient lighting systems, such as LED lights, and use motion sensors to reduce unnecessary energy use.
  4. Use programmable thermostats and maintain HVAC systems to ensure efficient heating and cooling.
  5. Promote energy-efficient practices, such as turning off lights and equipment when not in use.
  6. Encourage employees to power down their computers and other devices at the end of the workday.
  7. Install water-saving fixtures and educate employees about water conservation practices.
  8. Install low-flow faucets and toilets to conserve water in restrooms and kitchen areas.
  9. Use natural light whenever possible and optimize building design for energy efficiency

Recycling & waste

  1. Implement a comprehensive recycling program for paper, plastic, glass, and other recyclable materials.
  2. Implement a paperless office policy and encourage digital document management.
  3. Encourage the use of reusable cups, plates, and utensils in the workplace kitchen or cafeteria.
  4. Support local and sustainable suppliers and prioritize eco-friendly products.
  5. Encourage employees to bring reusable bags and containers for lunches and snacks.
  6. Implement a composting program for food waste in the workplace cafeteria or kitchen.
  7. Encourage employees to use reusable water bottles and provide water refill stations in the workplace
  8. Implement a waste reduction and recycling program for electronic waste, such as computers, printers, and other electronic devices.


  1. Encourage employees to use public transportation, carpooling, or cycling for their commute.
  2. Offer telecommuting or flexible work arrangements to reduce commuting emissions.
  3. Choose video conferencing or online meetings over traveling for business meetings when possible.
  4. Encourage the use of hybrid or electric vehicles in the organization's fleet.
  5. Provide incentives for employees to adopt sustainable practices, such as commuting incentives or rewards for energy-saving ideas.
  6. Conduct regular maintenance of equipment and vehicles to ensure optimal performance and energy efficiency.


  1. Encourage employee engagement in sustainability initiatives through education and awareness programs.
  2. Foster a culture of sustainability by setting green goals and incorporating them into the organization's mission and values.
  3. Foster a culture of sustainability by recognizing and rewarding employees who actively contribute to reducing the organization's carbon footprint.
  4. Plant trees or create green spaces on the organization's property to absorb carbon dioxide.
  5. Implement a green team or sustainability committee to drive and monitor sustainability initiatives within the organization.
  6. Engage with stakeholders, partners, and customers to promote sustainability and collaborate on carbon reduction efforts.
  7. Develop a green purchasing policy that prioritizes environmentally friendly and sustainable products.

Do you want further advice, or tips from one of our sustainability consultants? Please reach out to us: info@hhc.earth

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