Have you heard the BIG news? Tomorrow is Take Your Mug to Work Day sponsored by International Delight. I am very proud to be working with them on this project in Houston and wanted to bring it to your attention as you will see it in the news. Over the past couple years down here in Houston we have heard more and more about Recycling, the need to bypass materials from entering the landfills and so on. Often times what we do not realize are the small things that we can help with.
In fact, a recent study shows that 67% of Americans that go to their local coffeehouse to get their favorite cup of joe admit to throwing their paper cup in to the regular trash instead of recycling it. All of this, multiplied across the Nation equates to approximately 28 Billion Cups (with a B) or 100 million pounds annually that get sent to the landfill. This not only affects us Environmentally but Economically as well.
In an effort to raise Awareness International Delight has made tomorrow - October 15th, 2009 - Take Your Mug to Work Day. Instead of stopping at your local coffeehouse, brew your coffee at home and take it with you in a reusable coffee mug. They have also taken this opportunity to roll out 3 New favorite Coffeehouse Inspiration flavors. Caramel Macchiato, Vanilla Latte and White Chocolate Mocha making it easier for you to turn your home in to your own Coffeehouse.
Need an incentive? If you visit the International Delight website you can enter their contest - Upload your 'mugshot' (you and your favorite mug) for a chance to win a Coffee Pack Prize! Simple! While you are their, use their new Coffee Footprint Calculator to see exactly how much YOU could save by brewing your coffee at home. If you take out one White Chocolate Mocha a week, you can save approximately $160.68 over the year. How much could you save? Companies and Offices across the Nation are joining this cause, I hope that you choose to as well.
Let's save some paper from being sent to the landfill and save some money at the same time. Oh, while I'm not entering the contest, here is my "MugShot" - So come on Houston! Get in those Mug Shots! Feel free to share them here as well!