Today we are officially half way through April’s challenge to cut down my Starbucks packaging in honor of Earth Day. So let’s get into the weekend’s review and where I am in my environmental (and community serving) focus for April!
First on Friday I started planning ways to contribute to my local community for Starbucks Global Month of Service. I was sent this email a week ago announcing the website where you could look for projects and sign up to get involved. This email is great because I already volunteer quite a bit running social media for local nonprofits but I am a HUGE advocate for serving your communities so I just had to find somewhere to help out!
I’ve found some great projects in my area and plan to help two or three teams out in the following weeks to help add that #extrashotofgood to our world! If you would like to find a place to help out in your area you can visit their website too at: Starbucks Global Month of Service.
Later that evening I stopped by my Issaquah Starbucks for a dinner at Starbucks Evening. I just LOVE their Blue Brie Cheese Plate! I also had the pleasure of meeting Starbucks Partner Andrea who loves Thrifting, Social Media and Starbucks just like me!
Next on Saturday night I enjoyed a wonderful Starbucks Evening with friends at Roy Street Coffee. It was great catching up and of course enjoying some of Roy Street Coffee’s wonderful offerings such as the Beecher’s Cheese and Salumi plate!
Later that night I had to stop by our local QFC and pick up some more Evolution Fresh OJ because well… after an evening out with friends this juice replenishes and refreshes you immediately!
Sunday I set out to tally up all the Starbucks packaging I’ve accumulated so far and to point out just how much of it is recyclable or not.
This is what all my packaging looks like 1/2 way through this month… as you can see most of it is recyclable, especially if you live in an urban area like Seattle. For more information about plastics HERE is a great post about the plastic breakdown from The Daily Green.
As you can see most of these packages will be recyclable and I will be putting in recycling bins at the end of April. After rearranging the packaging I’m still at less than one grocery bag full!