Many office buildings prioritize green but not the sustainable kind. Whether you work at a vibrant startup or old-school corporation, chances are that come 5 p.m., your office trash cans are stuffed with stacks of paper and empty takeout lunch containers. The stress and jam-packed schedules of a workday can derail any sustainable, low-waste routine, but it doesn't have to be that way.
Last week, environmentalist and plant wiz Summer Rayne Oakes stopped by mindbodygreen's Brooklyn HQ to chat with our staff about how to craft the ultimate green office. Together, we came up with some quick, simple strategies for cutting down on waste and emissions that we can't wait to put into practice. Want to join us? Here are a few simple ways to show the planet some love from your desk and make all of your co-workers want to do the same: