3things recognises that the work we choose is a massive opportunity to make a difference in the world. Who we work for, the jobs we take, the jobs we make, and the way we do business is vitally important for achieving a just world without poverty. Whether you’re a designer wanting to inspire people to buy a bike rather than a car, or a legal firm employee wanting to tackle the level of paper waste in the office, consider this a platform.
Getting to and from work the eco way
Sometimes considered a hair flattening, sweat creating, dangerous activity, bike riding is an extreme sport to some. For others, the bike lanes are their sanctuary. You can try riding to work a little more and get the health benefits with the environmental benefits. Remember to pack your pocket hair straightener and you'll be looking snazzy in no time!
- Public transport: Using public transport is a great way to get around, meet people and do the environment some good too. Check out the trip planners, local maps, guides and tips for your hood:
Sydney and New South Wales Hobart and Tasmania
Adelaide and South Australia Melbourne and Victoria
Perth and Western Australia Brisbane and Queensland
Darwin and the NT ACT
Cram your car with folks and cut your vehicle’s carbon impact proportionally. To find someone going your way start here.
- Offset: To offset your train, bus, or car ride emissions, because you can’t get away from internal-combustion engines, you can buy a carbon credit!
Eco-friendly office supplies
You’re being super friendly to the environment by using eco-friendly stationary, so why not help your co-workers and office become environmentally friendly too? Talk to your office manager about getting your workplace to purchase office supplies made from recycled materials. Here's a great place to start.
Workplace best 'green' practice
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