Never fear! Trot on over to TreeHugger and get the 411 on how to green your home office. After making the point that working from home is better than not working from home, author Lloyd Alter provides tips on how to keep the feng shui flowing in a positive direction. Alter recommends starting with a space that has light and fresh air (o.k. already behind the 8-ball on this one with an office in my windowless basement). Then Alter cautions the reader to keep toxins out of the office by avoiding particle board furniture (oops) that releases formaldehyde, buy EPEAT certified electronics, install a plant (not in my windowless basement office), and use an air filter, green cleaning supplies and green office supplies. Alter also suggests buying used (read “recycled”) furniture for your office or green-built fittings, as well as an ergonomic chair. Then, Alter provides input on how to go paperless and save a few trees, even when you are not playing “L’il Green Patch” on Facebook. The article incorporates links to deeper information on related topics and concludes with some nice photos of green home offices around the world for inspiration.
If you want more, check out their article and links on going green with your gadgets. Then sit back in that ergonomic chair and feel good about yourself.