Happy New Year! As most of us do, the start of a new year usually brings resolutions for making positive changes in one’s life. Changes that relate to diet, exercise, discovering a new hobby. This year, when making your 2022 resolutions, consider including one of eating more plant-based meals in your diet.
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Replace single-use plastics with reusable items. Switch to LED lightbulbs. Turn off appliances and lights when not in use. So many tips on what you can and should do to “go green.” And a quick Google search on “tips for going green at home” will produce endless pages of tips and recommendations for making your life more environmentally friendly. Tips and recommendations are great, but the act of putting them into practice is what truly makes the difference. In a short sustainability blog series, we will share stories from several GTN employees who have prioritized sustainability by altering their lifestyles and adopting climate-focused habits.
Over 55 years ago, scientists introduced the “greenhouse effect.” In November 1965, the Environmental Pollution Panel along with the President’s Science Advisory Committee issued a report called, “Restoring the Quality of Our Environment,” that pointed out how increasing temperatures in the atmosphere was occurring due to the buildup of carbon dioxide. The phrase “global warming” (i.e., climate change) was coined a decade later when the issue of a warming climate began to reach a larger audience.
Now, as the effects of climate change are felt by more than just the scientists, individuals around the world are urging corporations to step in. Workforces yearn for their employers to be environmentally, socially, and culturally thoughtful. In this article, we will explore the principle of sustainability and how the global mobility department can not only participate but take the lead in creating change within their corporation. Below we highlight both short- and long-term goals you can create for your global mobility program along with potential resources to help make these goals a reality.
“Going green” at home can seem like a relatively simple task. Recycle what you can, reuse and repurpose where possible, reduce the amount of goods you use, be strategic about your outings… the list goes on. When you are at home, it is likely just you and your family all able and willing to contribute to the “green” cause. But when you are in an office environment, going green can be more difficult.