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As a hybrid agency, Cognitive not only balances both sides of the brain to achieve customized solutions for our clients, but we also try to balance the demands of running a business while staying environmentally conscious. In honor of Earth Day, we wanted to share some of our tips for minimizing our carbon footprint:
One of the first pieces of “Cognitive gear” that the company created was mugs. That way, every morning, the team can perk up with their coffee or tea in their own personal Cognitive mug. No need to waste styrofoam cups each morning just to get your caffeine fix!
• Monitors (lots of them)
Our employees each have one, and in some cases two, external monitors so that not everything has to be viewed directly on our laptop screens. If you adjust your screen settings to extend your screen, this creates two to three separate screens for your viewing pleasure. With all of that screen space, there is less need to print!
Whether it’s going out to grab lunch or heading to a client meeting, the Cognitive team always tries its best to carpool when possible. There’s no need to drive more than one car when going to the same destination. Plus, driving together makes the journey more fun!
• Standing Work Station
Ok, so maybe this one doesn’t “reduce our carbon footprint”, but it does help to keep our bodies a little bit more active. When employees need a change of pace from their desk or just want to stretch a little bit, they can bring their computers to our standing work station. It is basically a raised desk that allows you to stand comfortably at your computer instead of sit. Ideas flow from head to toe!