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Mom Spot: Living Green Tip

After today there is only one more week of Green Living Tips and I'm beginning to wonder if I might make a more permanent arrangement! There are so many simple things we can do!

This week is super simple, low-cost, and possibly something you are already doing that you don't realize:

Re-usable Cups and Mugs for everyday beverages

It was back in college that I started using a Nalgene bottle for water around campus. When coffee became a necessary beverage to start my morning, I gathered several plastic coffee mugs. (Now with kids, I even use them if I'm not leaving the house because heaven knows I can never finish my coffee before it gets cold otherwise.)

Here's the trick: keep one in the car for the pit stop at Starbucks or Peet's for your morning cup-o-joe. Have an insulated cup and lid designated for the quick stop off for a tea or soda at the mini-mart. It's all about starting new habits. You may start out feeling like it's a hassle or kicking yourself for forgetting to have it with you again, but you will get the hang of it. 

And remember this moms, all of these new "habits" that seem so difficult will become second-nature for your kids! They will have grown up watching you take bags to the grocery store, composting, and toting your re-usable mug. You are raising the next generation of green!

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  1. It's nice to see Green tips. I try to be green with cloth diapers and recycling, etc. So I'm happy to see someone else trying to convert the world and train your kids from the get go :) Keep up the good work.

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