Think global, act local, right? Is it really that easy? It is if you do it one step at a time, or one month at a time. Join JULIE as she embarks on the G Challenge, where she vows to take on whatever green commitment we throw at her.
I've found a handy bonus to challenging myself to avoid takeaway coffee cups for a month: I've saved quite a bit of money.
Today I asked a friend to do a favour for me. We've got a lovely little coffee-shop on the corner that he visits each day, so I asked him to see if they'd mind if I brought my own mug in to them.
I have a confession to make: I used a takeaway coffee cup this week. I had an important deadline at work keeping me super-busy, so my boss very kindly bought me a latte from the shop on the corner. I happily drank it up and didn't give the cup a second thought until I had to throw it in the bin. Then I realised I'd slipped on my challenge :(
This week I started the G Challenge: this means I'm living without take-away coffee cups for a month. So far I've been doing ok, since I brought in a coffee mug from home a few weeks ago, along with a jar of organic, fair-trade instant coffee.
Hi there - I'm Julie, and I'm living without take-away coffee cups for a month as part of the G Challenge. I'll be writing about how well I'm doing in the challenge, and would love to hear about any tips or suggestions you've got that might make it easier.