It's Time For The Home Office To “GO GREEN”


Tips from Day-Timer on an Eco-friendly Work Space

Many companies have been implementing “green” projects to make their offices friendlier to the environment—but even those not working in a commercial workplace should organize an eco-home office. Between the constant use of computers, telephones, lamps and paper, there are plenty of opportunities to conserve in even the smallest work-spaces. Below are some tips on how to get started with a “green” home office.

Recycle! Recycling is not a new concept—it has been talked about for years but is increasingly important today. In order to make sure the office doesn’t look like a trash room, find fashionable bins, such as the Cargo Storage Boxes from Day-Timer, instead of trashcans, to separate recyclable items.

Turn It Off. A lot of unnecessary energy is consumed each day by items that are not even in use. When leaving for lunch, take an extra minute to save files and turn off the computer and lights while out. Do the same with the printer and copy machine when not in use. If using a laptop computer, once it has been charged up, unplugging it will help use less power. Another thing to keep in mind is that chargers, such as a cell phone charger, that are not in use still use energy when plugged in to an outlet even if not plugged in to a phone, so unplug when not in use.

Opt for Less Power. Light in the home office is necessary, but there are lamp options that are super-efficient. For example, the 20 LED Modules Lamp from Day-Timer only uses two watts of electricity and will last up to 100,000 hours. Also choosing to use incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent ones throughout the office will use less energy and last longer.

“Go Green” in and Out of the Office. When out shopping for office supplies skip the plastic bags. Bringing re-usable totes to the store helps reduce the use of plastic bags and will help make a statement about the office that is being organized. The EcoTote-in-a-Tote from Day-Timer is a great option, as it’s a nylon bag inside of a tiny tote. It is small enough to throw two or three of them in to a larger bag and pull out when needed.

About Day-Timer
Established in 1947, Day-Timer is the original American provider of time management solutions and organization tools to help simplify life.  Day-Timer is a subsidiary of ACCO Brands (NYSE: ABD).  The complete DayTimer® line of planners, luxury leather covers, portfolios, handbags and more can be found at or by calling 1-800-225-5505. Select organization tools are also available at Staples, Office Depot, and other major office supply retailers. Contact: Nan Meehan,Director,Consumer Marketing, Day-Timer, A Subsidiary of ACCO Brands. 610-530-6480,

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