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Time for Green Buildings in India?

Time for Green Buildings in India?

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Did you know that buildings consume one-third of India’s electricity production? Just air cooling already accounts for 10% of total power consumption in India and it is estimated that by...

Time for Green Buildings in India?

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Did you know that buildings consume one-third of India’s electricity production? Just air cooling already accounts for 10% of total power consumption in India and it is estimated that by...

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Easy Steps to Zero Cost Sustainable Living

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Many people believe sustainable lifestyles are not for every day and can be very expensive to adopt. At Smaller Footprint Co., we believe that this is just a myth based...

Easy Steps to Zero Cost Sustainable Living

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Many people believe sustainable lifestyles are not for every day and can be very expensive to adopt. At Smaller Footprint Co., we believe that this is just a myth based...

Compostable Vs. Biodegradable: Same Same Or Different?

Compostable Vs. Biodegradable: Same Same Or Dif...

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Many consumers encounter products labeled as ‘biodegradable’ or ‘compostable’ and find themselves uncertain about what these terms truly signify. This confusion is common, and for good reason – while they...

Compostable Vs. Biodegradable: Same Same Or Dif...

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Many consumers encounter products labeled as ‘biodegradable’ or ‘compostable’ and find themselves uncertain about what these terms truly signify. This confusion is common, and for good reason – while they...

Decoding Carbon Footprints

Decoding Carbon Footprints

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What is carbon footprint and what gets captured under the term? Carbon Footprint is the total amount of Greenhouse Gas Emissions caused directly and indirectly by our actions. Carbon Footprint Calculators...

Decoding Carbon Footprints

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What is carbon footprint and what gets captured under the term? Carbon Footprint is the total amount of Greenhouse Gas Emissions caused directly and indirectly by our actions. Carbon Footprint Calculators...

The Age Old Cleaning Alternative

The Age Old Cleaning Alternative

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India has a wealth of traditional practices that are not only good for your hair but also good for the environment. Today, we talk about one such practice - the...

The Age Old Cleaning Alternative

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India has a wealth of traditional practices that are not only good for your hair but also good for the environment. Today, we talk about one such practice - the...

The Straws And The Stirrers

The Straws And The Stirrers

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In the grand scheme of waste management and environmental conservation, items like straws and stirrers might seem inconsequential due to their small size and overall % share. However, as the...

The Straws And The Stirrers

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In the grand scheme of waste management and environmental conservation, items like straws and stirrers might seem inconsequential due to their small size and overall % share. However, as the...

Can We Escape The Greenhouse Gas Trap?

Can We Escape The Greenhouse Gas Trap?

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A greenhouse is a building made of glass or plastic used to grow plants that require special temperatures to thrive. Greenhouses were first popularized in colder climates, like Korea and...

Can We Escape The Greenhouse Gas Trap?

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A greenhouse is a building made of glass or plastic used to grow plants that require special temperatures to thrive. Greenhouses were first popularized in colder climates, like Korea and...

What Is The Circular Economy?

What Is The Circular Economy?

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Have you been hearing a lot about the Circular or Circularity or Circular Economy? Or seen it while shopping or in a newspaper or heard during discussions at the workplace....

What Is The Circular Economy?

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Have you been hearing a lot about the Circular or Circularity or Circular Economy? Or seen it while shopping or in a newspaper or heard during discussions at the workplace....

Kids And Sustainability: Teaching The Next Generation To Protect Our Planet

Kids And Sustainability: Teaching The Next Gene...

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In today's world, with the increasing screen time, demand for colorful toys and stationery, and peer pressure, it's becoming a challenge to introduce sustainability in the lives of children. However,...

Kids And Sustainability: Teaching The Next Gene...

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In today's world, with the increasing screen time, demand for colorful toys and stationery, and peer pressure, it's becoming a challenge to introduce sustainability in the lives of children. However,...

Recycling: Myths & Facts

Recycling: Myths & Facts

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In this article, we break down common misconceptions about recycling to help you make eco-friendly choices in everyday living and so that you can lower your environmental footprint through sustainable...

Recycling: Myths & Facts

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In this article, we break down common misconceptions about recycling to help you make eco-friendly choices in everyday living and so that you can lower your environmental footprint through sustainable...

Home Water Monitors: A Fun Way To Save Water

Home Water Monitors: A Fun Way To Save Water

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Water is vital for our lives. Doctors recommend 8 glasses of water to be consumed every day. You might have either been reminding your kids or would have seen someone...

Home Water Monitors: A Fun Way To Save Water

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Water is vital for our lives. Doctors recommend 8 glasses of water to be consumed every day. You might have either been reminding your kids or would have seen someone...

Bamboo Fabric: Ready For Your Wardrobe?

Bamboo Fabric: Ready For Your Wardrobe?

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Sustainability and bamboo toothbrushes are commonly relatable. However, the Bamboo story in India did not start with the toothbrush, India has a long tradition of using eco-friendly and good-for-the-environment products...

Bamboo Fabric: Ready For Your Wardrobe?

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Sustainability and bamboo toothbrushes are commonly relatable. However, the Bamboo story in India did not start with the toothbrush, India has a long tradition of using eco-friendly and good-for-the-environment products...

Eco-Positive Gifts: The Right Way To Go

Eco-Positive Gifts: The Right Way To Go

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Do you love receiving gifts? Of course, you do! Very few would say that they do not like gifts. We all engage in giving and taking gifts in some form...

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Eco-Positive Gifts: The Right Way To Go

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Do you love receiving gifts? Of course, you do! Very few would say that they do not like gifts. We all engage in giving and taking gifts in some form...

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COP28: Hits And Misses

COP28: Hits And Misses

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COP28 ended a day later than planned. Although the Global Stock Take fell short of expectations, the conference received the pledge of over $83 billion for climate action. Achievements include...

COP28: Hits And Misses

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COP28 ended a day later than planned. Although the Global Stock Take fell short of expectations, the conference received the pledge of over $83 billion for climate action. Achievements include...

Issues With The Tissues

Issues With The Tissues

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In our ever-evolving world of inventions and developments, the conveniences we enjoy today have become an integral part of our daily lives. Consider the simple example of one common thing...

Issues With The Tissues

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In our ever-evolving world of inventions and developments, the conveniences we enjoy today have become an integral part of our daily lives. Consider the simple example of one common thing...

7 Good Habits To Adopt At The Workplace

7 Good Habits To Adopt At The Workplace

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If you spend a considerable amount of time working in an office, you can still make a significant difference in lowering your footprint. Here are 7 Good Steps to get...

7 Good Habits To Adopt At The Workplace

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If you spend a considerable amount of time working in an office, you can still make a significant difference in lowering your footprint. Here are 7 Good Steps to get...

Seven Ways To Become An Eco-Friendly Shopper

Seven Ways To Become An Eco-Friendly Shopper

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Have you experienced purchasing something, be it online or offline, and subsequently regretted it because you realized it wasn't actually needed? Or have you already had something similar? For example,...

Seven Ways To Become An Eco-Friendly Shopper

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Have you experienced purchasing something, be it online or offline, and subsequently regretted it because you realized it wasn't actually needed? Or have you already had something similar? For example,...

COP 28: A Guide To What Matters

COP 28: A Guide To What Matters

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Understanding COP28 What is COP28? : COP stands for 'Conference of the Parties,' a global forum where nations address climate change.  It's part of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), held...

COP 28: A Guide To What Matters

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Understanding COP28 What is COP28? : COP stands for 'Conference of the Parties,' a global forum where nations address climate change.  It's part of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), held...

3 Simple Steps To Sustainable Living

3 Simple Steps To Sustainable Living

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Many people associate sustainability with plastics and recycling, the two buzzwords. What if we told you it's about embracing simple things we always wanted to do? Sometimes it is these...

3 Simple Steps To Sustainable Living

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Many people associate sustainability with plastics and recycling, the two buzzwords. What if we told you it's about embracing simple things we always wanted to do? Sometimes it is these...

5 Easy Ways To Vacation Sustainably

5 Easy Ways To Vacation Sustainably

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As the year-end approaches, many people use their accumulated leaves for well-deserved travel. Travel and sustainability are at odds with each other in most discussions, but that doesn't have to...

5 Easy Ways To Vacation Sustainably

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As the year-end approaches, many people use their accumulated leaves for well-deserved travel. Travel and sustainability are at odds with each other in most discussions, but that doesn't have to...

Oranges : Beyond Powerhouse Of Vitamin C

Oranges : Beyond Powerhouse Of Vitamin C

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November marks the return of oranges to our tiffins and tables, cherished for their rich Vitamin C content, sweet tang, and juicy goodness. While we savor the fruit, it's easy...

Oranges : Beyond Powerhouse Of Vitamin C

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November marks the return of oranges to our tiffins and tables, cherished for their rich Vitamin C content, sweet tang, and juicy goodness. While we savor the fruit, it's easy...

Who wants to be the "Energy Leader"

Who Wants To Be The “Energy Leader”?

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Coming across the title of ‘Energy Leader’ was not from reading business reports but from a school visit. I observed a classroom where students were assigned various roles, and one...

Who Wants To Be The “Energy Leader”?

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Coming across the title of ‘Energy Leader’ was not from reading business reports but from a school visit. I observed a classroom where students were assigned various roles, and one...

Would You Like To Know About Black Gold?

Would You Like To Know About Black Gold?

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A sustainable lifestyle brings its own set of rewards in the form of better health and environment. But it also brings specific gifts as well like this special BLACK GOLD....

Would You Like To Know About Black Gold?

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A sustainable lifestyle brings its own set of rewards in the form of better health and environment. But it also brings specific gifts as well like this special BLACK GOLD....

The Story Behind Sorting

The Story Behind Sorting

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A few years back, waste segregation became mandatory in Mumbai and many other cities. In addition, when something new comes as a rule without clarity on the need, it feels...

The Story Behind Sorting

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A few years back, waste segregation became mandatory in Mumbai and many other cities. In addition, when something new comes as a rule without clarity on the need, it feels...

Festivals And Flowers

Festivals And Flowers

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Festivities are marked with the usage of a good amount of flowers for decoration as well as pooja & prayers. These are a good alternative to plastic and paper decorations....

Festivals And Flowers

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Festivities are marked with the usage of a good amount of flowers for decoration as well as pooja & prayers. These are a good alternative to plastic and paper decorations....

How To Identify Sustainable Products?

How To Identify Sustainable Products?

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In a world filled with product labels like “eco-friendly,” “green,” and “natural”, it’s a challenge to identify which one is truly sustainable. At the same time, not all claims are...

How To Identify Sustainable Products?

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In a world filled with product labels like “eco-friendly,” “green,” and “natural”, it’s a challenge to identify which one is truly sustainable. At the same time, not all claims are...

Sustainable Diwali 2023

Sustainable Diwali 2023

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Living sustainably need not dull the sparkle of festivals and celebrations. This Diwali, let’s embark on a journey full of good steps that not only ensure your well-being and safety...

Sustainable Diwali 2023

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Living sustainably need not dull the sparkle of festivals and celebrations. This Diwali, let’s embark on a journey full of good steps that not only ensure your well-being and safety...

Five Things – Start Doing And Stop Doing

Five Things – Start Doing And Stop Doing

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Living sustainably isn’t just a fancy word; it’s a lifestyle that’s good for both us and the Earth. With lots of info out there, it can feel like a confusing...

Five Things – Start Doing And Stop Doing

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Living sustainably isn’t just a fancy word; it’s a lifestyle that’s good for both us and the Earth. With lots of info out there, it can feel like a confusing...

The High Environmental Cost Of Paper Cups

The High Environmental Cost Of Paper Cups

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 Have you ever stopped to ponder the real impact of those seemingly harmless paper cups we use daily? But before we delve into the environmental consequences, let’s take a...

The High Environmental Cost Of Paper Cups

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 Have you ever stopped to ponder the real impact of those seemingly harmless paper cups we use daily? But before we delve into the environmental consequences, let’s take a...

Five Steps In My Journey To Sustainable Living

Five Steps In My Journey To Sustainable Living

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The journey to live more sustainably is not as hard or difficult as it seems, in fact, it is about taking small good steps and incremental adjustments in our daily...

Five Steps In My Journey To Sustainable Living

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The journey to live more sustainably is not as hard or difficult as it seems, in fact, it is about taking small good steps and incremental adjustments in our daily...

Eco-Friendly Birthday Celebrations: Is It Possible?

Eco-Friendly Birthday Celebrations: Is It Possi...

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I believe the answer is yes with just a little bit of thinking and advance planning, you can ensure birthday celebrations can actually be eco-friendly and sustainable. Here are a...

Eco-Friendly Birthday Celebrations: Is It Possi...

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I believe the answer is yes with just a little bit of thinking and advance planning, you can ensure birthday celebrations can actually be eco-friendly and sustainable. Here are a...

Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping Ideas!!!

Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping Ideas!!!

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Who doesn’t love giving and receiving gifts? It is one of the happiest moments for everyone, whether children or adults.  However, gift wrapping paper is quickly becoming a worldwide problem...

Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping Ideas!!!

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Who doesn’t love giving and receiving gifts? It is one of the happiest moments for everyone, whether children or adults.  However, gift wrapping paper is quickly becoming a worldwide problem...

Can Bags Ever Be Eco-Friendly?

Can Bags Ever Be Eco-Friendly?

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What’s that one thing you always carry with you when you go out shopping or a small stroll in the nearby market? Yes, of course, your wallet, but also another...

Can Bags Ever Be Eco-Friendly?

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What’s that one thing you always carry with you when you go out shopping or a small stroll in the nearby market? Yes, of course, your wallet, but also another...

Top 10 Things To Do At Home

Top 10 Things To Do At Home

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Do you know that sustainable living is not just good for the planet, it can even be good for your wallet. So if you are someone who wants to take...

Top 10 Things To Do At Home

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Do you know that sustainable living is not just good for the planet, it can even be good for your wallet. So if you are someone who wants to take...

Bio Enzyme In Just 2 Min/Day

Bio Enzyme In Just 2 Min/Day

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We use different household cleaners available in the market. Three questions: What are these cleaners made of and how safe are those? Is there a better and safer alternative? Is the alternative...

Bio Enzyme In Just 2 Min/Day

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We use different household cleaners available in the market. Three questions: What are these cleaners made of and how safe are those? Is there a better and safer alternative? Is the alternative...

The Journey To Zero

The Journey To Zero

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Zero waste is possible only when one refuses to buy anything other than essentials. This may not be practical for many. However, that doesn’t mean we cannot make conscious choices and reduce...

The Journey To Zero

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Zero waste is possible only when one refuses to buy anything other than essentials. This may not be practical for many. However, that doesn’t mean we cannot make conscious choices and reduce...

Top 7 Areas Towards Smaller Footprint To Anywhere

Top 7 Areas Towards Smaller Footprint To Anywhere

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If you look for ways to start a sustainable living you will come across 100 plus ways to start the journey. Remember, big changes can be brought by simple steps...

Top 7 Areas Towards Smaller Footprint To Anywhere

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If you look for ways to start a sustainable living you will come across 100 plus ways to start the journey. Remember, big changes can be brought by simple steps...

Top 5 Myths About Sustainability

Top 5 Myths About Sustainability

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A lot of people are not able to take their first step towards sustainable living due to many myths and misconceptions about sustainable living. It’s with a couple of small...

Top 5 Myths About Sustainability

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A lot of people are not able to take their first step towards sustainable living due to many myths and misconceptions about sustainable living. It’s with a couple of small...

The Difference The Bottle Makes

The Difference The Bottle Makes

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“Bottle, bottle everywhere;  making of a long term nightmare”.  Some facts: Only around 10% of the world’s plastic is recycled and more than 40% of plastic used is disposable single-use (SU)....

The Difference The Bottle Makes

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“Bottle, bottle everywhere;  making of a long term nightmare”.  Some facts: Only around 10% of the world’s plastic is recycled and more than 40% of plastic used is disposable single-use (SU)....

Escape The Impulse Buying Trap

Escape The Impulse Buying Trap

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Imagine you are scrolling through your phone, and every corner is adorned with colorful ads pleading for your attention. It’s hard to resist, right? But have you ever paused to...

Escape The Impulse Buying Trap

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Imagine you are scrolling through your phone, and every corner is adorned with colorful ads pleading for your attention. It’s hard to resist, right? But have you ever paused to...

7 Good Steps You Can Do In OFFICE To Lower Your Footprint

7 Good Steps You Can Do In OFFICE To Lower Your...

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Living sustainably while working in an office involves making mindful choices and taking small steps towards a greener lifestyle. It doesn’t require a complete overhaul of your routines. Here are...

7 Good Steps You Can Do In OFFICE To Lower Your...

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Living sustainably while working in an office involves making mindful choices and taking small steps towards a greener lifestyle. It doesn’t require a complete overhaul of your routines. Here are...