Google Rewards for Going Green

By: Jordan Van Gorder
June 24, 2009

Google is making big strides towards going green. They have instituted many different programs* to reduce their carbon footprint, but one in particular really stands out to me: Google’s support of a Self-Powered Commuter Program.

This program encourages Google’s employees to reduce their personal greenhouse gas emissions by getting to work under their own power, be it walking, riding a bike, or even rollerblading. Those who participate in this program earn points, which can then be put towards a donation from Google to any charity of their choice. Google will donate $100 for every 20 days of self-powered transportation.

A great idea that helps the environment and employee health at the same time. And, it’s one that any company, big or small, can institute.

Why stop there? What about rewarding employees for other “green” acts? Things like: using compostable or renewable silverware, recycling office paper, composting composting food scraps, turning lights off, and conserving water.

Supporting these practices in your workplace will benefit both your company and the world we live in, and requires very little effort. Take responsibility for our planet and help make it a greener and healthier one. It takes just one person at a time.

copyright 2009 – Business Class Inc

*Read more about Google’s green practices in their initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and their carbon footprint.

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2 Responses to “Google Rewards for Going Green”

  1. Cindy Van Gorder on July 16th, 2009 5:51 pm

    Great article Jordan. Inspires me to think GREEN more often!

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