Those who care deeply about nature enjoy finding new ways to express their passion. Work in a cubicle provides a canvas to tell the story of their environmental concern. Here are some ideas for cubicle décor with an Earth friendly twist.
Most offices have plenty of motivational posters that encourage workers to be as productive as possible. In your cubicle, consider hanging posters or artwork that will remind others about the importance of recycling or respecting earth and all of her inhabitants. While you will want to avoid the harshest messages that some could find offensive (yes, there are some who find Earth-friendly messages offensive), there are plenty of options that offer gentle reminders about how fragile the earth is and how one small change on the part of each person can make a huge difference.
Choosing recycled materials for your earth-friendly cubicle may seem like a no-brainer, but many are not aware of the large number of recycled options that are available. Everything from lamps to desks to artwork can be found. Sometimes, items made with recycled materials can cost a bit more, but you can avoid this extra expense by simply choosing some of your cubicle décor for environmental enthusiasts from second hand stores or listing services such as Craigslist. By doing so, you will stop some items from going to the landfill and will save money at the same time.
Go green, literally! Plants in your cubicle serve a number of purposes. The most obvious is that they make the space more beautiful. The benefits of plants, however, go beyond the aesthetic. Some studies show that having plants in the workplace can actually improve air quality and increase productivity. Of course, you will want to choose plants from an earth-friendly source, so be sure to do your homework before making a plant purchase.
Make it Easy for Others
One of the best things that you can do for the environment is to encourage others to make earth-friendly choices. By making it easier for your office mates to make such decisions, you will further increase the positive impact that you can have on the environment. Use your cubicle décor to become the go-to spot for information and advice relating to the environment.
Bins – If your office does not already have one, consider placing a recycling bin in your cubicle. The easier it is for people to do the right thing when it comes to recycling, the more likely they will be to do it.
Pamphlets – Use one wall to hang a dispenser of earth-friendly pamphlets and then keep it well-stocked. This will entail a small financial commitment, but if you can do it, you can help lead other people to learn about this important issue.
Message Board – Hang a small cork-board on which you can post information about upcoming events and other information relating to the environment.
Cubicle décor for environmental enthusiasts will be a matter of function. Choose beautiful, recycled items and then use your space to spread the word about being environmentally conscience.
*Photo provided courtesy of Paul (dex) (Flickr)