Lazy Person's Guide to Saving the World" concludes with 16 tips to make simple changes at work.
Things you can do at work:
- 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.
- Does everyone at work have access to healthcare? Find out what your rights are to work. Fight against inequality.
- Mentor young people. It’s a thoughtful, inspiring and a powerful way to guide someone towards a better future.
- 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.
- 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!
- Make sure your company uses energy efficient heating and cooling technology, and adjust the thermostat, lower in winter, higher in summer.
- Stay informed. Read about workers in other countries and business practices. Talk to your colleagues about these issues.
- Does your company invest in clean and resilient infrastructure? It’s the only way to keep workers safe and protect the environment.
- 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.
- Bike, walk or take public transport to work. Save the car trips for when you’ve got a big group.
- Organize a No Impact Week at work. Learn to live more sustainably for at least a week: un.org/sustainabledevelopment/be-the-change.
- 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!
- Much of the waste that we produce on land ends up in the oceans.
- Examine and change everyday decisions. Can you recycle at your workplace? Is your company buying from merchants engaging in harmful ecological practices?
- Know your rights at work. In order to access justice knowing what you are entitled to will go a long way.
- Corporate social responsibility counts! Encourage your company to work with civil society and find ways to help local communities achieve the goals.