Green Thought Thursday: Joe on the Go

By Posted in - Sustainability on February 3rd, 2011

Our new intern Hope drinks her coffee in style — in a Lilly Pulitzer travel mug!

I’m new to the coffee world, but one thing’s for certain — I’m already hooked. I’m hooked on the caffeine, and I’m hooked on carrying around my green (literally, it’s green!) eCycled® travel mug.

To quote blogger Treehugger who quoted Organic Style, “Take all the people who read this magazine, then persuade them to sip their morning coffee from a travel mug for one week. Result: Enough trees to fill two football fields will be spared the ax. Can’t commit to a week? Switching to reusable cups for just one day will save as much energy as using 1,000 gallons of gasoline.”

Worried your local coffee house won’t fill a reusable mug? Think again. I was inspired by the folks at Treehugger who took the time to call coffee shops around town and make sure they would fill their mugs, so I did the same thing. And what did I find? Not only will they fill them, they’ll even give you a discount!

When I called Starbucks over on Fayetteville Street, they told me customers get 10 cents off if they bring in their own reusable mugs. Bruegger’s will also charge a cheaper price. Even my favorite (and local) spot, The Morning Times, will give you a 5 percent discount! Yum!

Well, I think that does it for this Green Thought Thursday, friends! I don’t know about you, but all of this talk about coffee sure does make me want some… See you at the Times!

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