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I is for Invest In Your Own Coffee Cup

I is for Invest In Your Own Coffee Cup

If you start every morning with a steamy cup, a quick tabulation can show you that the waste is piling up. Invest in a stainless steel reusable cup. Read this and step out of the coffee line.

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Ronnie Citron-Fink

Ronnie Citron-Fink is a writer, editor and educator. She has written hundreds of articles about sustainable living, the environment, design, and family life for websites, books and magazines. Ronnie is the creator of Econesting, and the managing editor of Moms Clean Air Force. Ronnie was named one of the Top Ten Living Green Experts by Yahoo. Ronnie lives in New York with her family.


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9:16AM PDT on Apr 14, 2011

I have used the same plastic cup for years, I know it is plastic, but why discard when it is used daily , again for years. Now if it buys the farm I have a stainless for back up. Now for the coffee, bad habit here, I drink about 20 cups a day. GREEN COFFEE.. Now for a coffee break

7:42PM PST on Jan 16, 2011

i need to begin using a reusable cup and making my own coffee rather than running to starbucks to grab a latte or something. waste is adding up, and why purchase when i can make my own coffee drinks with fair trade coffee to boot?

10:43PM PDT on Jul 27, 2010

I always have a cup of coffee in the morning at work..To keep me awake and Get started!

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9:42PM PDT on May 9, 2010

I have a cup at work for my coffee and sometimes I bring my own coffee. I also have silverware at work.

10:38PM PDT on Apr 18, 2010

noted. bring your own bags when you shop.


thanks so much

7:33PM PDT on Apr 16, 2010

Thanks for the idea! My husband is a big coffee drinker and as the economy is trying to get it's bearings I'm finding myself not getting Starbucks each morning anymore. I'm definitely going to start looking for a coffee pot and travel mugs and create a new morning coffee ritual that doesn't include Baristas, lots of waste or high prices. Please visit my website which talks about all my ventures into the Green World or

7:24AM PDT on Apr 13, 2010

Definitely go with my own travel mug...not only is it better for the environment, but it's cheaper!

7:32AM PDT on Apr 12, 2010

everyone, please sign and share:

thanks so much

7:31AM PDT on Apr 12, 2010

i just bought a large one last week. i love it.

2:25AM PDT on Apr 12, 2010

Ronnie has contributed to numerous books about green home design, DIY, children, and humor. Ronnie lives the Hudson Valley of New York with her family.

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