We're a Carbon Neutral Studio!
To keep Australia (and the planet) beautiful - we are now a carbon neutral studio, via the carbon offset calculator @CarbonReduction.
A Small Step
We've taken steps to eliminate waste in our business and offset the carbon emissions we can't eliminate.
Wherever possible, we try and select products that have some level of environmental certification; such as;
Low VOC paints
E0 Board Products
Recycled Content & Product Kilometers
Sometimes we look at recycling products and repurposing them if applicable. We prefer to specify local products, that have a smaller footprint for transport & waste production.
We buy fair trade organic coffee, use natural cleaning products, and filter our tap water. I find these don't really add to our overall costs, but make a difference. To uplift and inspire us, while keeping the air clean, we use diffuser or room spray essential oils depending on what we need to achieve. We also opt to cycle to local appointments, (weather permitting) and leave the car behind. If we need to do a longer trip, we bundle our appointments together for the area, or if flying we offset our carbon directly via online booking. We also run a near paperless office. Marking up drawings with a tablet is easy, and portable - no scanning required!
What are your favourite tips to keep your office healthy & your effect on the planet positive? To offset your carbon footprint, head to https://noco2.com.au/ - it only takes a few minutes.