Posted: Tuesday 4th May 2021 in Summit.

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.”

Jane Goodall

May is Green Month, and at Summit we are taking a closer look at the green things our Summiteers do every day, as well as looking at our office habits (although what a distant memory being in the office seems now…) to see what small, daily changes we can make to be greener and to make a positive difference to the planet.

In 2009, Avery started Green Office Week to encourage those in the workplace to make greener choices, and to see what could be done to improve working practices by making them more sustainable.

Since then, the movement has grown and in the UK we now have a whole month dedicated to creating better “greener” habits. With more people now working from home as the world and offices reopen, this has also expanded from just focusing on the office to the home as well.

We have lots of green minded Summiteers who are all excited to share their top tips and tricks with you. So, every week we’ll be bringing you a “Top Green Tip” from one of them, as well as information and suggestions gathered from people throughout the company!

Week 1 brings us our tip from Beth.

Beth suggests that making small changes to your lifestyle and trying something new every week, or every day, is a great way to make your lifestyle a little greener.

There are so many great ways to make small changes, and many of our Summiteers already do.

Rebecca has swapped out many of her standard household products for eco friendly ones, bamboo dish brushes, reusable makeup remover pads, and biodegradable wipes to name but a few. Abbie, who uses milk everyday (as I’m sure a lot of us do), now gets it delivered in reusable bottles from the milkman, rather than buying single use cartons.

Alex swears by Ocean Saver, a company which produces concentrated, plant-based, pet-friendly cleaning refills, which he describes as having “an awesome product and proposition to radically remove plastic waste and reduce emissions from the logistics and supply chain process, very cool.”

Like Beth, Darren enjoys shopping at his local bulk market, they “specialise in packaging free produce. They sell household cleaning products, nuts, pulses, rice, pasta etc. You just show up with your containers and weigh out how much you need.” A simple way to reduce your plastic usage with one change in your routine.

Vicky has another great suggestion for a little daily change you can make – “turn off lights when you’re not using a room… I feel like I’m turning into my Mum saying that!”

Follow us on LinkedIn to see all our Green Month updates as they’re released, and click here for our second top tip!