April 22 is “Earth Day”, dedicated to promoting an eco-friendly way of life. Earth Day is an important reminder of people’s responsibility to protect the environment and to adopt a greener lifestyle, but we can all agree that the true strength of Earth Day is that it encourages us to be more eco-conscious on those other 364 days of the year as well.
At Wix, we take this message seriously and try to keep our offices as green as possible. Here’s how we do it:
- Recycling bins are spread all over the office space;
- We use real kitchen utensils and avoid plastic;
- Wix encourages employees to use electric bicycles by subsidizing their cost;
- We also have a parking space for bicycles;
- There’s only one printer on each floor and we place it near the toilets, to make people avoid printing;
- In the kitchenette, you’ll find more fruit and vegetables than processed food (which is unhealthy and also bad for the planet);
- Pets are welcome in the office any time!;
- Extra paper is being donated to kindergartens;
- LED lights are helping us save important energy;
- At winter, we don’t use heating (we hug).
- At summer, all A/C units are automatically turned off at 6PM, no matter how sweaty the overtime people get.
On this day, Wix wants to salute all other companies that have a green office policy. We’re always happy to discover new ways to take action, so if you have suggestions on how we can further Make Wix Green, please give us a shout in the comments! Here’s a peak into our current state of environmentalism: