The mere fact that we are doing business online is already a clear indication that we are going green.
Doing business online means doing things paperless. Just imagine the number of trees spared from cutting due to the less demand in actual paperwork like printing, photocopying, mailing, and filing as we have been accustomed to in a traditional business set-up.
Online, we store everything in the computer. We can go around sending and receiving documents that were scanned and sent to us/received by us via email. And it’s all stored and filed away for easy access whenever we need it. The challenging part, though, is keeping track of all these files. But, it’s all a matter of organization and deserves an entirely different post altogether!
But, How Green Are You In
Your Internet Business?
In an era where doing business online is not just enough; we have to do our bit of social responsibility in making sure we also help the environment for the common social good. In the first place, we live in a global village and we look out for one another.
Your internet business, although paperless, runs on energy. To begin with, you turn on the lights, the computer, and the airconditioning unit or heater when you work. Then, you could probably be turning on the TV or the radio and charging not one but two of your phones and other gadgets, too!
Well, believe it or not, we could still do our bit part in going green in our online business!
According to Mashable.com, here are the ten things that we could do:
1. Environmentally Friendly Web Hosting
2. Offset Your Carbon Usage
3. The 350 lbs. Project
4. Join 1% For the Planet
5. Offer Eco-Incentives to Subscribers
6. Encourage Green Lifestyle Changes
7. Simplify Your Design
8. Speed Up Your Site
9. Use Printer-Friendly Versions of Content
10. Consider Your Colors
One simple step from our end could already make a significant impact on the environment and the common social good.
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To Your Success,