“Forever: the time it takes to brew the first pot of coffee in the morning”
— Author Unknown
— Author Unknown
The environment is our collective responsibility.
We need to make sure we dispose of things properly (i.e. prescription drugs, oil, batteries, etc.). We need to make sure we use everything to its potential–don’t just throw that pair of shoes out because it’s out of style! Keep them, keep using them, they still work. We need to consider what we do now, that is wasteful or problematic, that we can slowly and eventually change — and this is where coffee comes in.
Coffee is a delightful habit, but it can also negatively impact the environment. Every little change adds up in our individual lives, and if each individual makes a few small changes, we can have a big impact. So what does that look like for the average caffeinated individual?
These are just a few ideas and suggestions. If we all chose a couple of things to upcycle, re-use, re-purpose, imagine how much we could stop going to landfills. If we all stopped idling in our cars, imagine how much gas (and money) we’d saved, and how much cleaner our air could be. If we all shared our best practices, and implement just a few, we could change the course of history–and still enjoy our coffee, win-win y’all, win-win.
Drink your coffee. Go down the slide.
I have never tasted their coffee, but I would be willing to say that the ambiance, at the very least, would be a whole lot of fun. And, as if the slide and laughter of those sliding down aren’t enough, New Ground is invested in decreasing recidivism and supporting the community at large. They train and hire ex-offenders to work for them. They give people a second chance–and any organization that believes in people, that allows them to re-enter the world with work and a chance to start over positively, that’s the kind of organization I want to promote and support. Next time I’m in London, I know what coffee I’ll be sipping first.
Oh my! I began December feeling a little unwell . . . and it just kinda spiraled from there. I yo-yoed between feeling okay, I was on the way to recovery, and then back to terrible. In the midst of all this, I lost a few posts here on Cups and Comments!
But now, I’m back; I think I have finally kicked whatever it was — cold, flu, the plague, your guess is as good as mine ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Regardless, get ready 2020, it’s time for coffee!