Sunday, November 27, 2005

Think B4 You Drink

Not directly on the reusables topic, but as it relates to coffee:

Listened to a great group of impassioned teens from New Roads present some awesome posters they crafted on Fair Trade issues. Two addressed the Starbucks Challenge, urging responsible java sipping with their slogan, “think before you drink”.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Whats your contribution?

Came across this very cool tool for calculating your annual coffee cup waste in pounds, thanks to Kieran Lynn, creator of dzignism. For example, buying 4 throwaway cups a week generates 13 pounds of waste a year......

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Joining the blogolution

Inspired by some fellow green bloggers out there, especially the prolific green la girl, I finally decided to start spreading the Bring Your Own message via cyber space.

The idea for this BYO campaign arose as much from my coffee habit as my growing disgust with the buildup of unnecessary plastic crap in the world. I love a good latte, but the java experience was becoming more unpleasant as I'd watch troops of coffee drinkers getting their daily fix in throwaway cups (with plastic lids mind you) yet drinking them right there!

This, and the copious amounts of plastic bags carted off by "eco conscious" consumers at Whole Foods, Wild Oats, etc. set me off on a personal crusade to spread the word.

So grab your commuter cup, tote bag, cloth napkin, and stand by......