Friday, June 3

3 R Friday

A weekly series of simple tips geared toward helping you darken your shade of green. Easily.

Reduce: Reduce Coffee Waste.
  • Take a reusable mug with you to your favorite coffee shop.
    • Starbucks now sells reusable "mugs" for cold drinks too!
  • Pour cream & sugar in before your coffee so you don't need to use a stirrer.
  • Take a coffee mug to work and use it instead of a disposable cup.
  • Say no to disposable stir sticks and single use creamers.
  • Use a reusable coffee filter.
  • Purchase shade grown organic coffee.
  • Take your coffee bag back to the store and refill it.
  • When drinking coffee at a coffee shop ask for it in a coffee mug.
Reuse: Reuse Coffee Grounds.
  • Sprinkle coffee grounds around outside plants.
    • Most coffee shops will provide you with bags of spent coffee grounds. 
    • Starbucks keeps a bucket of them outside many of their store locations.
  • Compost coffee filters.
  • Sprinkle coffee grounds around areas that cats like to use as "litter boxes".
  • Compost coffee grounds.
Recycle: Recycle your empty coffee bags with TerraCycle.

Hope you found these tips helpful. Feel free to share any tips you may have.

Have a Great Green Weekend!

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