Eco-Conscious Coworking: Tips for Members to Turn Their Business Operations Green

Welcome to Enterprise Coworking Denver, where sustainability meets productivity! At Enterprise Coworking, we take environmental responsibility seriously, and our commitment to sustainability is at the core of our values. With initiatives like recycling programs, solar panels, and free electric car charging for members, we are helping to pave the way for a greener future. As a member of our coworking community, you too can contribute to this noble cause by adopting eco-conscious practices within your business operations.

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Coworking spaces inherently offer numerous sustainability advantages compared to traditional office setups. By sharing resources and spaces, coworking fosters a sense of community and collaboration, allowing multiple businesses to operate under one roof. This, in turn, minimizes the overall environmental impact as resources are optimized and waste is reduced.

That said, even as part of a coworking community, there are still steps each individual can take within the space to help maximize sustainability efforts!


1. Conserve energy within your space:

Conserve energy by switching off lights, computers, and other electronic devices when not in use. Utilize natural light as much as possible and consider investing in energy-efficient LED bulbs. Unplug chargers and power strips when not needed, as they can still consume energy when left plugged in.

2. Go Paperless:

Minimize paper usage by adopting digital documentation and communication methods. Opt for cloud storage to store files and encourage team members to share documents electronically. If printing is necessary, be sure to set your printers specifications to print double-sided by default.

3. Reduce waste:

Utilize the various recycling bins throughout the coworking space and ensure that recyclable materials are disposed of properly. Avoid single-use plastics, instead going for reusable alternatives like mugs and water bottles! You could even provide company branded water bottles to help encourage them in their waste reduction pursuits!

4. Opt for sustainable transportation:

Choose sustainable transportation options whenever possible. If you're local, consider walking, biking, or using public transport to commute to your coworking space. At Enterprise Coworking, we offer both free electric car charging, as well as indoor bike storage (complete with a bike tune up station). Make sure to take advantage of this if you drive an electric vehicle or bike to work!

5. Use Green office supplies and electronics:

When purchasing office supplies or other items for your business, prioritize eco-friendly and sustainable products. Additionally, invest in energy-efficient office equipment, such as laptops and printers with low power consumption. These devices help to reduce your ecological footprint by conserving energy! Look for certifications like Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) for paper products and Energy Star for electronic devices. 

6. Engage in Green Networking:

Collaborate with fellow members to create environmentally friendly initiatives. Share knowledge and best practices for sustainability, and perhaps even organize workshops or events related to green business practices.

By implementing these eco-conscious practices within your business operations, you not only contribute to a greener coworking community but also set an example for others to follow. Embrace the power of collective action, as every small step taken by each member adds up to significant positive change. Together, we can make Enterprise Coworking Denver a shining beacon of sustainability in the coworking industry.

Join us in creating a thriving and environmentally responsible business ecosystem that benefits us, our community, and the planet. Together, let's shape a brighter and greener future for coworking!

Remember, every eco-conscious choice counts!

Looking for additional tips on how to take full advantage of your coworking workspace? Check out our blog “Tip For Thriving In Your Coworking Community