Well, the rate the earth is getting abused; this has become our modern-day plague. We all know things that we can do to stay green like turning off lights when not in use, planting trees, installing low-flow shower head, using reusable bags, printing both side of the paper and so on and so forth. But there are plenty of great ways you and your business can stay green by using resources on the Internet.
A) SHARE YOUR DOCUMENTS ELECTRONICALLY. There are plenty of FREE (and
some quit inexpensive) online Document Storage services out there, where you can
upload, share and collaborate with your team securely on real-time. One of them
is Google Docs. Some of the
other ones you may look into...
B) USE ONLINE SOFTWARE.† Instead of buying software from Staples,
you can use some awesome Online Software services for your business. For
example, you can use ZOHO
Invoice to create, send and manage your invoices online. These kinds of
software also have functionalities like tracking your customer payments and
accepting online payments. If you are already using
out their online version.
C) CUT-BACK ON HARDWARE & ACCESSORIES. Do you know you can use Online
Fax Services to send Fax world-wide?... Well 41 countries, but still. Try out
MyFax. Itís worth a
shot. Of course by using Online Collaboration services (refer #A), you can cut
back on printing. With
YouSendIt you can send big files without saving files on CD or Flash Drive.
D) LESS MAINTENANCE & PHYSICAL STORAGE SPACE. By using resources like
above mentioned, you can dramatically lower costs due to reduced support and
maintenance as well. Also think about how many software/hardware boxes, printed
manuals, CDs can be decreased from producing.