Eco-Tip: Travel/Reusable Coffee Mugs

With gas prices at an all-time high, we thought this tip from Organic Style was so useful that we wanted to post it ourselves so our readers could relate. "Take all the people who read this magazine, then persuade them to sip their morning coffee from a travel mug for one week. Result: Enough trees to fill two football fields will be spared the ax. Can't commit to a week? Switching to reusable cups for just one day will save as much energy as using 1,000 gallons of gasoline." One thousand gallons of gasoline, here in Rhode Island, would cost approximately $2,650 — and that's just one day! We took it upon ourselves to call around to various coffee shops in our area, and each one said they'd fill our own personal mugs. Let's face it, some days we just don't have time to wait for the coffee to brew at home. So, dear readers, if you don't drink from a reusable cup, what's stopping you from making the switch? ::Organic Style