Ways to Make Your Work Commute More Environmentally Friendly
In a world where we are all looking to be more environmentally friendly, it’s important to think of all the little things we can do to reduce our carbon footprint. One of the first things you can start with is looking at how you are getting to and from work. We have listed some of the ways you can perhaps do this in our article.
Use Public Transport
This one may seem obvious – but there are lots of us out there who opt to drive to work when there are easy public transport options out there. If you stay fairly close to your place of work it’s a good idea to check out the transport links and routes to see if this is a feasible option for you. If you stay near a city the likelihood is that it wouldn’t be too difficult for you to get to and from work by doing this.
Make sure you also look into the most cost-effective alternatives for this. For example, instead of buying return train tickets every day, look into weekly or monthly passes.
Cycle to Work
This is a great one if you are looking to get a little healthier – or if you are a bit of a fitness buff. Check out the best cycle route to your workplace, and maybe even do a couple of trial runs to see how long it will take you to get there and back. This is great exercise for you, and you will no doubt end up feeling much better when you arrive at work.
If you do decide to opt for this, make sure that you have insurance for your bicycle. Bicycle insurance doesn’t cost a lot and will give you added protection.
If you have some work colleagues that live nearby – a car pool could be an option. That way you are all travelling in one car, and definitely reducing your carbon footprint. If you don’t know your work colleagues too well, why not pop them a round robin email and see who’d be willing to take part. It is also a great way to build relationships with people you work alongside.
Use a Keep Cup that’s Recyclable
Coffee is a typical purchase as part of a commute. Normally – busy professionals are rushing to the nearest coffee shop to get their caffeine fix. If this sounds familiar, then you may want to consider purchasing a keep cup. That way, you aren’t continuously using brand new cups every day that will then be disposed of, you have your very own cup that you can keep filling up. Depending on the coffee shop you go to, this could end up saving you money on your coffee.
If you are looking to live a life that’s more environmentally friendly – then some of these options could be a good way to start. Every small thing adds up.