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May 28, 2019 5 min read
Sustainability is in. It benefits both employers and employees. Incorporating sustainability practices in the workplace is proven to promote worker satisfaction and productivity. A study done by Tensie Whelan and Carly Fink found that employee loyalty was 38 percent higher and morale 55 percent higher in companies with a strong culture of sustainability. (https://hbr.org/2016/10/the-comprehensive-business-case-for-sustainability) Sustainability is also useful for those that have the flexibility to work from home. An underrated aspect of life that has stemmed from the COVID-19 pandemic is how more and more people are working from home. There’s no better way to improve your living conditions with some sustainability. Whether you’re looking to increase your productivity or just boost your space, you should consider incorporating sustainability practices in your home and office.
Some examples of sustainable, biodegradable plant pots capable of holding your plants while also being good for the environment. Sourced via https://www.treehugger.com/diy-seed-pots-common-household-items-starting-seeds-indoors-4858790Go around your house and look at everything you have. Anything made of plastic is not sustainable. Once you are finished using it, it will lay in a landfill for centuries as it is very hard to organically break plastic down. Lights or appliances that are constantly turned on are not sustainable as they are constantly using electricity and fuel. Items such as rugs, carpets and more that are made from synthetic material are not sustainable. They can emit chemicals and allergens into the air. There is more that is not sustainable too, however, it is also important to also see what is sustainable in your house. You probably have more than you realize. Anything made from organic matter is sustainable. This includes baskets, blankets and more made from wool, cotton, straw, rope and more. Not everything in your house needs to be sustainable, but if you want to live a sustainable lifestyle, remember to be wary of the things you buy for your home.
Plants are a great way to be sustainable as they not only provide us with oxygen, but also can remove toxins from the air (Air purifying plant blog Internal link) sourced via https://pxhere.com/en/photo/1164291
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