Giveaway :: KeepCup

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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Coffee or tea? This is a legitimate question, folks. While I am slightly obsessed with pu-erh tea, I must admit to being a lover of coffee. My better half roasts coffee for a living so it definitely is a staple in our house and before we drive anywhere, we pack water and juice in portable cups for the kids and coffees for us. Trouble was finding a cup that didn’t leak, wasn’t ugly, and still fit in our hands as nicely as those white paper cups with lids. I honestly felt as though it was a losing battle. That such a cup didn’t exist.

Enter Abigail Forsyth and KeepCup. My own words fail to express the beauty of this enterprise so I’ll borrow this explanation:

KeepCups mission is to encourage the use of reusable cups. We do this by delivering engagingly executed and sustainably procured innovative products.

We offer our product in the context of a positive global campaign that strives to make a difference to how people think about convenience culture.

We do this by engaging people in three key ways, people who love coffee, people who care about the environment and people who appreciate good design.

Finally! A reusable cup that not only makes me feel good but that I actually prefer over my usual white disposable cup. Sustainability, aesthetic appeal, functionality. Win/win.

KeepCup is giving away one family of KeepCup including a 4oz, 8oz, 12oz, and 16oz KeepCup. To enter to win, please answer the following question no later than Wednesday, April 3rd. Comments now closed…good luck!
Please visit KeepCup and let’s share our sustainability stories. What is your favorite way to Recycle/Reuse/Reduce?
Start checking the winners box on Monday, April 8th, to see if you’ve won!
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  1. 51
    Katherine says:

    I save stacks of papers that only have type on one side, and once my stack is just shy of 1/2 inch I get it bound at kinkos. Voila, a new notebook for ideas, to do lists, and doodles!

  2. 52
    Ashley says:

    I use reusable bags like crazy, recycle my papers, plastics, glass, tin & aluminum weekly and try to keep my showers short!

  3. 53
    Eva says:

    I reuse plastic bags when I can not refuse them at the shop, I collect plastic packaging and throw it in the recycle bin right in front of our house and I unsubscribed from the paper bills from the banks and my mobile company to reduce paper at my home.

  4. 54
    Petra Pollak says:

    At the company I work we have a very enthusiastic, small, but constantly growing Green Team, aiming to make the company “greener”, promoting “green ideas” and trying to raise attention of our colleagues to energy saving and recycling. Last year we organized a “Green Day” with various presenters on energy saving, climate change and sustainabilty. For this occasion we created a very special decoration: a chain of “flowers”, made from used PET bottles. By cutting the very bottom of the bottles you get a flower-shaped object and when connecting those you will have a cool recycle decoration, just like this: http://inhabitat.com/london-design-festival-08-michelle-brands-plastic-bottle-chandelier/ Our floral chain of PET bottles was really eye catching and a good promotion for our ideas! ūüôā

  5. 55
    Mariana says:

    I am a sneaky recycler! My husband insists that recycling in our two person household would be futile so I started a hidden recycling bin and all his juice glasses etc. started to disappear. I even went as far as to take things out of the trash! When he saw that I was serious and really did take things to the recycling dump- he started to play along. I am also trying to convince all my local supermarkets to only carry biodegradable coffee pods from the ethical coffee company. 

  6. 56
    Jennifer says:

    My husband is remodeling our house and he and I spent HOURS meticulously pulling up an old wood floor and removing the nails from it so the wood can be reused somewhere else in the house. It’s important to use to have as ‘green’ a house as possible and to reuse what we can.¬†

  7. 57
    Sophia says:

    We use tank water for the garden and toilet.

  8. 58
    TLBR says:

    I’ve really concentrated on our garbage flow. ¬†Our weekly recycle bin is larger than our garbage one. ¬†I compost, save containers for art projects, use cloth grocery bags, cut junk mail subscriptions and use my own containers at the co-op. ¬†i think a big part of my changes started with wanting to set a good example for my children. ¬†Educating them to be stewards for their planet is a great motivater.

  9. 59
    Courtney J says:

    I save those plastic containers that deli meat is packaged in…I use them to save wet clay, saving mixed paint for projects, and even storing my small collection of nail polishes.

  10. 60
    Jessica says:

    I basically just copy everything my grandmothers once did. Both grew up in times where you didn’t waste a thing, in small rural farming communities making everything they needed with their hands. Although I live amid a big city, so many of their habits are still possible! My favorite reusing trick of theirs is to keep a bag of vegetable ends in the freezer throwing them in as I prepare vegetables for meals; garlic skins, bell pepper stems, carrot peels… they all make delicious broth. When the bag gets full, it’s veggie broth time! It’s basically free broth, and it keeps a surprising amount of waste out of the garbage can. We usually have enough leftover vegetable ends for broth every other week or so.

  11. 61
    Renee A. says:

    oh,wow,I try to recycle as much as I can. I wash out all containers once empty…peanut butter jars,honey jars,cocoa buttercontainers,etc . I use them ¬†to put in my homemade concoctions such as shampoo,detergent,lotion. Some of the containers are actually pretty cool so I’m glad I can actually reuse them instead of just look ¬†at them.

  12. 62
    Melinda KE says:

    Over the past few years I have really stepped up my recycling habits, but¬†there are still more steps I would like to take in the future, such as using a rain barrel and composting. A few years ago our mayor made changes to our curbside recycling program that allowed more materials to be picked up, such as paperboard, magazines, and phone books…what a difference! Before the changes I had to accumulate a large pile in my tiny apartment and then drive it to the nearest recycling center. I feel grateful to live in a community that is taking steps toward reducing and reusing, and I think it is much easier when you have businesses that are supportive of people using their own cups or shopping bags. Now if I could just get my family to start recycling!¬†

  13. 63
    Richard says:

    I think what is important to me is the mindset of always trying to use less – actively and on purpose. I don’t have a lot of super fancy things and that is ok. When I purchase whatever it is, I always try and keep a lookout for companies who are aware of the impact they are having on the world and try and keep it at a minimum and through their actions, encourage others to do so as well.

  14. 64
    Liz says:

    I recycle everything I can… I put food scraps into compost, I reuse plastic containers, glass bottles etc if I can, because where I live if it isn’t recycled & ends up in the rubbish that means it will be burnt not far from my house so that me & my kids can bask in the fumes… So, I am super conscious of what can be recycled & what goes into the rubbish bin

  15. 65
    msilba says:

    I love to find new ways to reduce and recycle, especially when I can involve my kids in the process!  For instance, I needed some bins and boxes to store craft supplies, so instead of buying new we used old shoe boxes and covered them with decorative scrapbook paper using a glue gun.  My daughter helped me with the gluing and picking out paper.  I think involving your kiddos in any way you can will make them life long recyclers and more aware of their impact on the planet

  16. 66
    Amy Proto says:

    Reusing,Recycling and Repurposing is the way to be. We all can practice by starting at home! It’s a good feeling when you repurpose something that’s in the Goodwill pile in the garage! We live simply and always recycle and even compost. There’s just one Earth…:-)

  17. 67
    christie says:

    i love to re-use baby jars for candle votives or vases for tiny wild flowers and have them sit on the window sill… toilet paper and paper towel cardboard rolls go a long way when you have a one year old, big boxes (that package big items like carseats) make great little hideaways or play houses for kids.

  18. 68
    Michelle Elizabeth says:

    My BFF from childhood grew up to get a masters in environmental science, so over the years our friendship has taught me how to live much more responsibly. As of late, I’ve really been taking the jump into ‘refuse, reduce, recycle, re-use’ by trying to eliminate my need for paper products. Our latest adventure has been homemade ‘paper’ towels (terrycloth on one side, cute cotton print on the other). With a messy 2 year old, they have seen plenty of use already, and are doing great!¬†

  19. 69
    Sarah says:

    I suppose the idea is to find anthoer use for an object which can no longer be used for its initial? purpose. If you have something which has no use then its just as well be in a landfill as in your house. I suppose the art is to be able to see what needs you have and then utilise something you already have to fulfil that need rather than buying new. Thanks for the incite!

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