[caption id="attachment_729" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Being at the office isn't an excuse to forget your green-thinking ways!"] [/caption] Oh, the office. I could swear that I spend more time here than I do at home. Well, if you factor in sleeping time, I guess I don't spend more time here (sure feels like it sometimes). But if you took one look at my desk, you'd think I've at least moved all my belongings here! Most of us spend a great deal of time at our work places, and our commitment to living green doesn't have to end when we walk into our office. Keep up your commitment to the environment, and hope that your co-workers catch on. Here are some ways that I like to stay green at the office: • Have a travel mug on hand at all times. That way when you go for an impromptu coffee break, you don't have to use a paper cup. • Make your lunch. It produces less food waste, it's healthier and it's cheaper. Store Tupperware and cutlery in your desk so when you do have to buy your lunch, you can avoid environmental offenders like Styrofoam, cling wrap and plastic cutlery. • Turn off your computer for the evening. There no sense in having your computer waste energy overnight and on the weekends. • Pretty up your desk with a plant. Indoor plants are natural air filters, improving indoor air quality as they absorb pollutants and replenish oxygen levels. They also protect you from germs, so you don't have to worry as much when your cubicle mate has a coughing fit. Do you practice any of these measures at work? Do you have any more helpful tips and tricks for fellow readers? Don't forget to enter my current giveaway!