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Setting Up a Green Home Office: Sustainable Broadband and Beyond

In today's modern world, more of us are working from home than ever before with remote or hybrid arrangements. As we create our home offices, it's not just about comfort and productivity anymore—it's also about sustainability. Welcome to the era of the green home office, where every choice we make can have a positive impact on the environment. Let's explore how you can set up a sustainable workspace, starting with your broadband connection and beyond.

Choose Sustainable Broadband

Your internet connection is the lifeline of your home office, but did you know it can also be a sustainable and ethical choice? Your Co-op Broadband provides climate-positive packages with speeds (up to 900Mbps) to suit every green home office flourish and be the backbone of your productivity.
Each month your broadband will be reducing 10kg of your CO2 and planting a tree, thanks to our climate impact partners Ecologi. See the best working-from-home broadband packages to better connect your green home office.

Average download speed
Contract length
Line type
Wi-Fi plus
Pay per Call ? Calls to UK landlines and UK mobiles cost the same, day or night.
Optional call packages
Climate positive
Award-winning customer service
12 or 24 months
Optional add-on
Superfast Plus
12 or 24 months
Optional add-on
Superfast Plus IP
12 or 24 months
Digital voice
Optional add-on
*dependent on package
12 or 24 months
Digital voice
Optional add-on

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Implement a recycling system for your green home office to properly dispose of paper, cardboard, plastic, and other recyclable materials. Place recycling bins nearby and make it a habit to sort and recycle waste regularly.

Reduce paper waste by digitizing documents and embracing digital tools for note-taking and document management. Use cloud storage solutions to store files securely and access them from anywhere, reducing the need for printed materials.

Energy-Efficient Equipment

When it comes to setting up your green home office, consider the energy efficiency of your equipment. If possible, choose energy-efficient computers, monitors, printers, and other devices. Look for products with ENERGY STAR ratings, which indicate they meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency.


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Natural Lighting and Ventilation

Maximize natural light and ventilation in your home office to reduce the need for artificial lighting and air conditioning. Position your desk near windows to take advantage of daylight and fresh air. Consider using light-coloured curtains or blinds to diffuse sunlight and minimize glare on your computer screen.

Not only does natural lighting create a more pleasant working environment, but it also helps reduce energy consumption and lower your electricity bills.


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Sustainable Supplies

Stock your green home office with sustainable supplies, including recycled paper, notebooks, and pens made from sustainable materials. Opt for refillable ink cartridges and rechargeable batteries to minimise waste and reduce your environmental impact.

When it's time to upgrade or replace office furniture, consider second-hand or refurbished options. Repurposing existing furniture or purchasing pre-owned items reduces the demand for new materials and helps extend the lifespan of furniture pieces.


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Use Indoor Plants

Bring nature indoors by incorporating indoor plants into your green home office space. Not only do plants add a touch of greenery and aesthetic appeal, but they also offer numerous benefits for your well-being and the environment.

Indoor plants help improve air quality by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen, creating a healthier and more oxygen-rich work environment. Additionally, plants can help regulate humidity levels and reduce airborne pollutants, enhancing overall indoor air quality.

Choose low-maintenance plants such as snake plants, pothos, or peace lilies that thrive in indoor conditions with minimal care. Place plants strategically around your home office to maximize their air-purifying effects and create a calming and rejuvenating atmosphere.

By incorporating indoor plants into your workspace, you not only enhance the aesthetics of your home office but also contribute to a healthier and more sustainable indoor environment.

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Power Down Electronics Overnight

Make it a habit to power down all electronics, including computers, monitors, printers, and chargers, at the end of the workday. Even when in standby mode, these devices continue to draw power, contributing to unnecessary energy consumption known as standby power or vampire power.

By shutting down electronics overnight, you not only save energy but also extend the lifespan of your devices. Consider using power strips with on/off switches to easily cut off power to multiple devices at once. It's a simple yet effective way to reduce your energy usage and environmental footprint.

Embrace your Green Home Office

Creating a green home office is not only beneficial for the environment but also for your well-being and productivity. By making sustainable choices in your home workspace, you're contributing to a healthier planet and setting a positive example for others to follow.

From choosing sustainable broadband to embracing energy-efficient equipment and eco-friendly practices, every step towards a greener home office makes a difference.

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