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Often, I think about living eco-chic the way I think about applying my makeup or getting dressed; it is a daily ritual that presents my signature to the world and sets the tone for how I want to be greeted. I am buying and using products with thought as to how they compliment the way I want to be perceived by the world.

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In the office, demonstrating a care for impact is a way to manage one’s expenses and to encourage a team dynamic of collective responsibility.

One of my favorite work experiences was at a place where every employee was welcomed with a personalized mug. Not only did we reduce the impact of buying and disposing of paper, plastic or Styrofoam cups, but because people valued the mugs, we would offer to fetch and wash each other’s mug as the presence of the company logo reminded us that we were all on the same team.

It was one of the best office experiences because those modern chic ceramic cups pushed coworkers to be better neighbors while cleaning the kitchen and deciding which Keurig to drink.

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Even if you don’t work somewhere that values team coffee mugs, bringing your own reusable cup and utensils is a great thing to do to promote your intentions for the world you want to live in and the office dynamic you look forward to…you know, one where people are thoughtful, patient, trusting and dependable.

Try out these stylish office eco-chic drinking options:

Double-Wall Glass Tumbler Green by Takeya on Fab.com

The New Reusable version of the classic Starbucks cup

The Tipping Teacup on uncommongoods.com

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