Recently I took a big step for my company.  I decided to switch my power plan to 100% green energy.  This plan offsets your electric utility usage by purchasing alternative energy credits from nearby suppliers, effectively reducing your carbon footprint and supporting investment in green energy from solar, wind, geothermal and other sources.

For the past several years I have also taken important steps to reduce energy usage and waste, such as preferring fluorescent (and soon LED) lighting, using recycled paper, environmentally friendly office products and recycling whenever possible.

I prefer electronic documents when practical.  Using electronic billing, cutting down on free magazines (reading them online), credit card offers and other unnecessary paper waste.  Also the use of energy efficient computers, printers and other electronics is important as it helps to reduce power utilization and cut bills.

Going green can help your bottom line, but most importantly it helps to preserve valuable resources and prevent waste.