Tips

When bringing your coffee to work, use a reusable mug from home to cut down on daily waste.
If you have decided on bringing your lunch to work, pack it into fabric bags as they can be washed and reused to reduce the amount of waste. If fabric is not your thing, try to use recycled paper bags instead of plastic ones.
Round up all of those leftover sandwiches, snacks, fruits and other food products from your office and meeting rooms and collaborate with the building's cafeteria manager to find a way to compost them. A kilo of leftover food can make up to 300...
Invest in clean, low-emission transportation such as hybrid and electric vehicles, bicycle manufacturers and bus companies. Experts say that a rise in the price of oil can result in higher demand for these.
Invest in companies that sell efficient products and green innovations that have been proven to work.
Seek advice from investment experts and socially responsible investment organizations in your area or abroad.
Water resources are running scarce and will become a major problem in the future. Invest in companies working to create solutions for water shortages, especially ocean desalinization and water recycling for industrial use.
If you plan to invest in alternative energy companies, look to make long-term investments as the ROI will take some time to pay off.
Too busy to do research on individual companies? Consider investing in ETFs that focus on responsible and green companies such as alternative energy funds.
Waste-to-energy systems is an area that will be expanding as countries move away from landfills due to space constraints. Look out as this industry grows.
Look for companies that are tuned into energy-saving. Energy saving products ranging from light bulbs and TVs to fridges and air conditioners will be in demand as energy costs rise.
Check out the camelina crop which is high in energy, not a food crop, uses little land for growth and requires no irrigation. These are perfect conditions for a crop to generate biofuel.

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