When it comes to reducing waste and cost, Lynden employees know where to look and what to do. Lynden's Green Initiative Team went straight to the front lines to ask what the company could do to improve its environmental performance. The employee survey results showed that employees welcome the opportunity to work "green" and some already have ideas ready to be put into practice at Lynden companies.
From lighting upgrades at Alaska West Express and Alaska Marine Lines to more recycling bins in the workplace, Lynden has taken the ideas to heart and implemented many already. Here are just a few of employees' energy-saving ideas:
Convert from paper to electronic reports
Replace individual printers with a single central printer that prints on both sides
Lower the speed on trucks and marine vessels to conserve fuel and power down computers that are idle.
Lynden's employee newsletter also contains a monthly "green tip" encouraging employees to adopt environmentally friendly lifestyle and work habits. These efforts are a great way to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day this year.
From the Lynden Archives: This article was originally written in February 2010.