Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

b(eco)me

It's good to b(eco)me wishy-washy.

Encourage friends, family and coworkers to drink from reusable mugs rather than polystyrene cups. Launch a mug movement in your office. Wash and reuse mugs and cups and ditch the paper trail left behind by your daily latte. To get your own reusable coffee mug, check out these and other Etsy ceramic artists.

Morning mug, yellow and teal by Twisted River Clay


Large mug, porcelain with buttery white glaze and sandy high spots by Barb Dunshee
White and blue mug - handthrown pottery by Dovecote Design

Go a step further and reduce and reuse paper waste by using a filterless coffee maker with a french press. Trade out your individual bottle water for a reusable water bottle. Wash, refill and drink up.

BARE FACTS & STATS: If every coffee-drinking American used a refillable mug instead of a disposable cup, it would spare our environment close to 7 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions every day. The annual amount of oil expected to produce plastic bottles sold in the United States is enough to fuel 100,000 cars for an entire year.
Learn more at
becomegreen.info

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