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  • Writer's pictureMichelle Nicholson

Fostering Environmental Stewardship

Updated: Mar 30

Hello Spring! Earth Day, an annual celebration that honors the achievements of the environmental movement and raises awareness of the need to protect Earth’s natural resources for future generations, is approaching. The butterfly's metamorphosis inspired our AllProfit HR logo and brand. As an HR Business Partner, we spotlight Earth Day with intentional practices that support and enhance the principles of belonging with awareness and commitment to environmental stewardship. 

Everyone has a role in protecting our planet, and business leaders and organizations can be models. We’ve outlined four practices to engage your best resource—your human resources—this month (or any month) to foster environmental stewardship.

Embracing Hybrid Work Policies to Reduce Pollution

One of the most impactful ways organizations can support Earth Day is by implementing hybrid work policies. By allowing employees to work remotely part of the time, companies can significantly decrease the carbon footprint associated with commuting and office operations. A study cited in Scientific American found that “ people who work remotely four or more days a week can reduce their carbon footprint by up to 54 percent, and those who do so up to four days a week can reduce it by up to 29.” Not only does this reduce pollution and fossil fuel consumption, but it also promotes a healthier work-life balance for employees.

Practicing Conscious Consumption

Fostering Collective Action and Community Engagement

Modeling Sustainable Practices

“Even if you never have the chance to see or touch the ocean, the ocean touches you with every breath you take, every drop of water you drink, every bite you consume. Everyone, everywhere, is inextricably connected to and utterly dependent upon the existence of the sea.” Dr. Sylvia Earle

Let us seize the opportunity presented by Earth Day to redefine our role in promoting environmental stewardship within our organizations. By embracing hybrid work policies, promoting conscious consumption, fostering collective action, and modeling sustainable practices, we can create a more environmentally conscious workplace and positively impact our planet. Together, let us work towards a greener, more sustainable future.

Share Your Thoughts 

Join the conversation on the transformative power of environmental stewardship. Let's reimagine people-centered workplaces where everyone profits - personally and professionally.

Considering Robert Swan's insight, how does your organization engage in responsible environmental stewardship?

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