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At Heifer HQ
A major part of the Heifer mission is to protect the Earth while we work to end hunger and poverty. We also implement that same core philosophy at our Heifer headquarters. Located all around the building are recycling bins for paper, plastic and aluminum.

This how-to series has discussed, "How to Take Care of the Earth during the Holiday Season," "10 Ways to Travel Greener," and "How to Become a Little Greener Today." While looking around the Heifer HQ I realized that not all offices have it as easy as we do to recycle and help take care of our planet.

Check out these easy things you can do to start protecting the Earth while you are at work:

At Heifer HQ

"Green" Your Lunch

- Carry your lunch in reusable containers.

- Use real forks and spoons instead of throwing away plastic.

- Use a real coffee mug or glass for drinks.

- Instead of carrying your lunch in a plastic bag, use a reusable lunch bag.


If your current workplace doesn't offer an easy system for recycling, think about talking to your manager to discuss how you can begin to implement a process.

Check out to find a recycling center in your area.

Don't forget to recycle your electronics!

When your company upgrades computers, phones and new gadgets, don't forget to recycle the old ones. You can recycle everything from cell phones to CD's, from computer monitors to office machines.
To find a recycling center in your area for electronics, check out You can enter what you're looking to recycle, your zip code and it will show you the nearest recycling location.


Maegan Clark

Maegan Clark loves social media even more than Southern sweet tea. She is the Social Media Manager at Heifer International where she uses her skills digital marketing to improve the lives of those in need around the globe. Since working at Heifer, she has deepened her appreciation for the urgency with which we must end global hunger and poverty.