Friday, July 27, 2018

How to Be The Change, Even if You're Lazy


Even lazy people have to work. And the final suggestions from the "Lazy Person's Guide to Saving the World" concludes with 16 tips to make simple changes at work.


Things you can do at work:

  1. If you have a fruit or snack that you don’t want, don’t throw it out. Give it away to someone who needs and is asking for help.
  2. Does everyone at work have access to healthcare? Find out what your rights are to work. Fight against inequality.
  3. Mentor young people. It’s a thoughtful, inspiring and a powerful way to guide someone towards a better future.
  4. Women earn 10 to 30 per cent less than men for the same work. Pay inequality persists everywhere. Voice your support for equal pay for equal work.
  5. 4 billion people lack access to basic sanitation services. Lend your voice to talk about the lack of toilets in many communities around the world!
  6. Make sure your company uses energy efficient heating and cooling technology, and adjust the thermostat, lower in winter, higher in summer.
  7. Stay informed. Read about workers in other countries and business practices. Talk to your colleagues about these issues.
  8. Does your company invest in clean and resilient infrastructure? It’s the only way to keep workers safe and protect the environment.
  9. Raise your voice against any type of discrimination in your office. Everyone is equal regardless of their gender, race, sexual orientation, social background and physical abilities.
  10. Bike, walk or take public transport to work. Save the car trips for when you’ve got a big group.
  11. Organize a No Impact Week at work. Learn to live more sustainably for at least a week: un.org/sustainabledevelopment/be-the-change.
  12. Speak up! Ask your company and Government to engage in initiatives that will not harm people or the planet. Voice your support for Paris Agreement!
  13. Much of the waste that we produce on land ends up in the oceans.
  14. Examine and change everyday decisions. Can you recycle at your workplace? Is your company buying from merchants engaging in harmful ecological practices?
  15. Know your rights at work. In order to access justice knowing what you are entitled to will go a long way.
  16. Corporate social responsibility counts! Encourage your company to work with civil society and find ways to help local communities achieve the goals.

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