Greening your restaurant doesn’t always have to be about buying the latest energy-efficient appliance.

Technology—software, apps, websites and all that fun computer-y stuff—can help you get more eco-friendly too.

How? Well, think about installing energy monitoring apps and devices to help track your business’s energy consumption. How about encouraging the use of social media to help make your employees’ commute more environmentally friendly? Online ordering to reduce paper?

Other tips include:

  • Use Google Docs for a paperless office
  • Improve your indoor air quality with plants or air filters
  • Use energy-efficient office equipment

It’s all possible—and, luckily, there’s a great list up at My Life Scoop.

And for more on greening your restaurant, take a look to see whether you’re eligible for rebates on energy efficient appliances.

Image credit: David Berkowitz