Whether you're an intern or manager; a new or seasoned employee, if you're passionate about sustainability, you can lead a Smart Office Challenge. WWF-Canada's Smart Office Challenge is a fun way to engage your colleagues in shrinking your office's IT-related environmental impact.
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As Canadians, it's easy to assume that shocking figures of wildlife loss don't apply here in Canada. Ours, after all, is a country of abundant freshwater and wide open spaces. However, the results from our Living Planet Report Canada tell us a different story. From 1970 to 2014, 50 per cent of monitored wildlife species in Canada declined in abundance. This dramatic decline is driven by stressors such as habitat loss, pollution, overexploitation and climate change.
As a nation, solving this problem requires action from all corners of society — from communities, government, industry, all of us.
Your workplace is a part of this collective and has an important role to play in reversing the decline in wildlife in Canada.
As an employee who cares about nature, you can lead the way. By raising sustainability awareness and mobilizing your colleagues, you can reduce your company's impact on the environment for wildlife and the places they call home.
WWF-Canada and HP Canada created the Smart Office Challenge to help you raise sustainability literacy and influence environmental decision-making around an important business function:
By completing a Smart Office Challenge with your workplace, you will:
The Smart Office Challenge is a unique opportunity for champions and green teams to mobilize around sustainability while bringing their own conservation values to life at work. Initiatives like these can become a catalyst to driving sustainable change within an organization to support resilient ecosystems and thriving economies."
The Smart Office Challenge brings together IT professionals, employees and sustainability champions in a fun and meaningful way while driving financial savings and environmental impact reductions at work. What's not to love about this program?"
Choose one of the four activities below or create your own green IT initiative at your workplace.
Your Smart Office Challenge package is equipped with great ideas to help you every step of the way.
Details on how to organize these activities is included in your Smart Office Challenge package.
This is a quick and easy tool to complete with your IT team to help highlight opportunities to reduce waste, conserve energy and save your company money.
Living Planet @ Work champion Rebecca Stewart is passionate about engaging her colleagues around sustainability. That's why she led a Smart Office Challenge with her business development department at The Printing House. One of the activities she hosted was a power down challenge, which encouraged employees to shut down their computers and turn off their monitors before leaving at the end of the day.Read more
The Smart Office Challenge is a fun and engaging way to encourage employees to think critically about the way they use IT equipment. From a power down challenge to a used electronics recycling drive, the Smart Office Challenge guides you through an easy, step-by-step set of fun activities that help to reduce the energy and waste footprint in your workplace. Gillian Hrycko, environmental manager at HPE Canada, took the challenge to create a smarter and greener office. We want to encourage other offices to get involved too.Read more
Electronic waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams with millions of metric tonnes being produced each year. One way that Living Planet @ Work champions take action on this issue is by hosting e-waste drives. By collecting piles of outdated or broken electronics and sending it off to be responsibly recycled, employees are ensuring it won’t end up in the landfill or illegally shipped overseas.Read more