Many employers are working to promote environmental wellness in the workplace. Environmental wellbeing focuses on inspiring interaction with nature through responsible and sustainable practices that improve health and quality of life. To meet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) workplace wellness expectations as well as company wellness initiatives, employers are encouraging employees to adopt and maintain healthy habits while at work.
You can easily incorporate environmental wellness into your company’s culture if you have an outdoor space for your employees to unplug and refresh during the workday!
Liven Up Your Outdoor Space
You can greatly improve the overall health and wellbeing of your employees, and establish environmental wellness in the workplace by providing a charming and refreshing outdoor space. Humans have an innate desire to connect with nature. Spending time outdoors can lead to improved focus, sleep, productivity, creativity, problem-solving and even happiness!
If you want to encourage employees to spend time in your company’s private or public outdoor property, it’s a good idea to invest in your natural space with landscaping and site furnishings. Liven up your outdoor space with seating and plants for a more pleasant and inviting atmosphere. Employees can use the space to relax on lunch breaks, work outside on a nice day or engage in physical activity after the workday.
Establish a Waste Reduction Program
Incorporate waste reduction in your company’s wellness initiatives to improve employee health and further your goals as an environmentally-friendly business! Be sure to include trash and recycling receptacles in your outdoor space. Encourage employees to dispose of their waste respectfully and sustainably.
Outdoor trash and recycle receptacles designed with nature-inspired patterns can spruce up your outdoor aesthetic while encouraging a cleaner, safer environment for employees.