The greenest coffee break ever

November 2, 2010

Eco-friendly coffee breaks

Unfortunately, coffee breaks at the meetings many of us attend typically generate lots of trash.  But hosts of a meeting I attended last week laid out the greenest coffee break I’ve ever seen.  It featured:

  • Fair trade coffee with a lighter eco-footprint
  • Real mugs instead of anything disposable
  • Unrefined sugar from a sugar bowl instead of individual packets of white sugar and chemical substitutes
  • Real spoons instead of stir sticks
  • Milk from a pitcher rather than from small plastic containers
  • Snacks made from local and organic ingredients, with no plastic wrap or disposable aluminum trays with plastic lids

The next time you plan a meeting, why not ask your caterer to ‘green’ your breaks?  With the above small steps, you can make a big difference!


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