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Sarah Fernandes

Sarah Fernandes
Sustainability Officer at Green Office

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One Planet Living - HEALTH & HAPPINESS

Posted by Sarah Fernandes on Jun 26, 2019 11:45:00 AM

The first One Planet Living principle we will be exploring is health and happiness.  When thinking of the word “sustainability”, one doesn’t normally think about what we dish up on our dinner plates, or our wellbeing for that matter.  The reality is however, that a happy and healthy community is a sustainable one, and it’s no different with respect to happy and healthy employees contributing to a business’ sustainability.  This tends to be overlooked by employers, yet it is arguably one of the most important aspects to keeping customers happy – vital to any business’s success.  Consider the following benefits of ensuring that your employees are happy and healthy

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Topics: Efficient, Green Office, Eco-Friendly

What Is Your Ecological Footprint?

Posted by Sarah Fernandes on May 29, 2019 12:30:00 PM

As our business explores the concept and principles of One Planet Living, it is important to understand the science behind the strategy – ecological footprint.  Ecological footprint is the only metric that measures the demand we put on nature, and what nature can give us in return.  In other words, it measures how fast we consume resources and generate waste in comparison to how fast nature can absorb our waste and generate new resources for us to use. 

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Topics: reduce printing, The Environmental Costs of Office Printing, Efficient, Green Office, Eco-Friendly

An Introduction to One Planet Living

Posted by Sarah Fernandes on Mar 13, 2019 11:55:00 AM

The human population’s appetite for relentlessly eating away at the Earth’s natural riches and resources is growing out of control. 

A report produced by the International Resource Panel, a component of the United Nations Environment Programme, indicated that rising consumption has resulted in resource extraction increasing from 22 billion tons in 1970 to 70 billion tons in 2010.   This means that the amount of the planet’s natural resources extracted for human use has tripled in the last 40 years.   The report warns that further increases in the use of natural resources will result in critical shortages of materials and an increase in the risk of human conflict.

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Topics: reduce printing, The Environmental Costs of Office Printing, Efficient, Green Office, Eco-Friendly

11 Tips on How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint at The Office

Posted by Sarah Fernandes on Nov 7, 2018 1:59:30 PM

With the implementation of carbon tax looming in South Africa, it has become more important than ever for businesses to monitor and ultimately reduce their carbon footprint.  Apart from cost-saving benefits, adopting a greener, eco-friendlier attitude will ensure that businesses are environmentally and socially responsible – a major drawcard when attracting new clientele. 

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Topics: reduce printing, Innovation, Efficient, GreenABLE, Green Office

PLASTICS AIN'T OUR THING

Posted by Sarah Fernandes on Jul 4, 2018 10:10:25 AM

The world is at war with plastic pollution.  South Africa has officially made the top 20 of the world’s worst plastic polluters – we are ranked at number 11, worse than India, and the entire United States. 

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