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April 14, 2024
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Greening the Workspace: Celebrating National Earth Day

Senator Gaylord Nelson established the first official Earth Day in 1970, igniting the modern environmental movement. In an era dominated by technology, environmentalism is more important than ever—especially in the workplace. It is not only an ethical choice but also a strategic one. blue and white desk globe on green grass field during daytime

Let us explore the ways that companies can incorporate environment-friendly practices in the workplace and the benefits they bring:

  1. Implement waste reduction and recycling programs to improve office air quality. Educate employees on the importance of responsible disposal and provide resources to support these practices.
  2. Use eco-friendly office supplies and materials. This helps minimize the environmental impact of office consumables.
  3. Monitor and offset carbon footprints. Research shows that 73% of global consumers are willing to configure their habits to reduce their carbon footprint and support environmental conservation projects.
  4. Bring plants to the office. Plants can act as stress relievers and sources of inspiration. In addition to releasing oxygen, plants offer employees a mental break from work-related stress.
  5. Encourage community volunteerism. Organize activities such as tree-planting activities or park clean-ups. Trash day, but make it fun!

Part of the National Earth Day advocacy is climate change awareness. The impact of climate change on the insurance industry is profound, with increasing financial risks from extreme weather-related incidents. In 2022 alone, the United States witnessed 18 weather-related catastrophes, each causing losses exceeding $1 billion. These events range from droughts to floods, storms, cyclones, wildfires, and winter storms. As insurers face rising payouts and property damage claims, it’s crucial to adapt to the evolving landscape.

Did you know that environmental factors and the rise of climate change can impact your insurance premiums? At Lyceum Insurance, we believe in proactive solutions that not only protect your workspace but also keep your bottom line in check. Email us at [email protected] or call us at 301-840-6624 for more information. 

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