You must be prepared to move out of your comfort zone to protect the environment. Everybody loves to talk about preventing global warming and saving the environment. However, nobody will ever be interested in doing anything about it.
Well, if you have any doubts, why don’t you ask all the employees in your office who work with you to try and save paper during their daily activities. You will receive a lot of applause for coming up with such an idea.
However, chances are high that your colleagues will classify you as a pest when you actually try and implement the plan. Most persons misuse the environment and waste resources out of sheer habit and carelessness. Nobody does this voluntarily.
That is the reason why people get irritated when they are told that their daily and natural life style is harmful for the environment. Why don’t you try telling your colleague that he or she has wasted four sheets of paper with just one would have sufficed.
Chances are high that you will get a lot of excuses why using four sheets was important. In any event, the damage has been done and you will not gain anything by criticism.
This is the reason why you should take steps to send the message across in the loudest manner possible. Do not just stop by making suggestions. It is important to create awareness. The good old banners and placards are the best way to improve awareness.
Of course, you can also make use of social networking websites and the local area network in your office to spread the message. Further, do not expect results in a single day. You will have to be very patient. Further, you must be prepared to take the lead and do whatever is necessary to complete the task. Chances are high that you will succeed if you are patient enough and stick to the task till the very end.