I recently posted about The Ethical Move, a movement dedicated to changing the way we sell. And this post carries on from that because I don’t believe that running a business, especially a tech business, means it can’t be eco-friendly.
I am lucky enough to work from home too, so commuting (even when we’re not in a pandemic) is pretty limited. However, there are always things we can do and I am constantly trying to improve my own carbon footprint as an individual as well as within my business.
So, here are my Top 3 tech-inspired eco-friendly tips to help you Reduce, Reuse and Recycle in your business.
Eco Tip 1 – Swap Paper for a Rocketbook
This beauty has changed my note-taking habits completely! The Rocketbook combines traditional pen to paper writing with the ability to scan and save your work straight to a variety of online spaces – and then wipes clean for reuse! You can find them on Amazon here in the UK and I love mine to bits.
I must admit that this took a bit of getting used to, both in terms of the feel of the paper and the way you can use it, but now I waste so much less paper. I’ve set mine up to send notes either to my email, OneNote or OneDrive, depending on what I’ve written and you have 7 storage options. Being able to wipe clean the pages once I’ve finished gives me a great sense of satisfaction too, without the fear that I’ve missed something!
Eco Tip 2 – Get one Business Card
I came across Profyle Card on Instagram and was really impressed with the idea. Instead of handing out hundreds of business cards, you just have one that you can tap onto someone’s phone at a meeting or networking event and it automatically sends all of your contact details to them.
At the moment there are a couple of colour options and for larger businesses you can order branded cards, but this is not possible for smaller companies just yet. However, I have been in contact with the guys at Profyle Card and they are working on a way of offering branded cards for smaller businesses too.
Get 10% off your own Profyle Card until 31 March 2021 using code WEBGODDESS10
Eco Tip 3 – Donate Old Tech
This final tip can help your small business be eco-friendly and help someone in need. When you upgrade the technology within your business, why not donate the old tech to a local charity such as The Restart Project or a local school?
Especially during the current pandemic, there are thousands of children who need access to technology in order to keep up with their school work. So why not see if your old tech is suitable for this.
So, there you have it – 3 quick and easy solutions to look at as part of a larger commitment to becoming an eco-friendly business.
I’m still exploring and adding to the ways in which I can make my business more sustainable and look forward to seeing just how much I can achieve this year to make my business carbon neutral.