I was drinking my morning cup of java when it dawned on me: being green sometimes is as simple as what I put in my coffee mug. Maybe it is for you, too.
Below are 4 easy and quick tips on how to green up your morning brew.
- The next time you buy coffee, look for coffee which is Rainforest Alliance Certified. This indicates it was grown beneath natural shade cover and used little to no chemicals.
- Consider buying organic coffee. This makes a statement that you’re opposed to the use of chemical pesticides on coffee crops, since organic coffee was grown without such chemicals.
- Stop using disposable coffee cups. Instead, get a reusable mug and use it. Some coffeehouses will even give you a FREE REFILL for being kind to the planet. So it pays to find out if you’re fave coffee shop has such special offer.
- Use recycled or reusable coffee filters—and save a tree in the process.