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New World Habits campaign gathering momentum: please help if you're so moved!

In the wake of the Sunday's Seattle Times front page article (the most read of that paper!), we're getting extra coverage.  It's an opportunity to build momentum. 


It will take you no time but could make a big difference:  to sign on and show support for the 3-week shift.  And spread the word and ask others to sign on. …


Added by Karin de Weille on May 23, 2011 at 2:47pm — No Comments

It's time to sign up now!

to shift our disposable cup habit as a community.

Here in Seattle, we’ve taken the lead in recycling.  Now we need to push the envelope by shifting to reuse.


Recycling is better than landfill but does that mean we get to be wasteful, extruding a veritable torrent of disposable, single-use items, plowing through the resources burned up for the sake of a product used once and then tossed? 

Our use of disposable cups is skyrocketing in the States, up a third…


Added by Karin de Weille on May 6, 2011 at 9:47am — 3 Comments

collective impact, instantaneous (practically)

What can we do to help the earth that requires no money, new infrastructure or technology, no legislation or political will, not even time (to speak of)?


I’ve been wondering, why not kick our disposable cup habit together and make an instantaneous, collective shift?  Take three weeks.  So I’ve put together a website and joined with some non-profits (Sustainable Seattle, Zero Waste, Green Fest).  Coffeehouses are also onboard, including Caffe Ladro, Grateful Bread, and Cafe…


Added by Karin de Weille on April 22, 2011 at 11:26am — No Comments

a local, grass-roots campaign to reduce waste (disposable cups) this April!

Hi all,

I'm looking forward to the meeting on waste this Thursday.  And I want to hook up with you all about a grassroots campaign that is city-wide but maybe it will get really launched here in Northeast Seattle, with your help!  Sustainable Seattle is a partner and so is Grateful Bread.


It's to reduce waste in general but starting with our very specific habit of disposable cups.  It's all about habits and what we need to shift them: a time frame, mutual support,…


Added by Karin de Weille on February 14, 2011 at 2:10pm — No Comments

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