Reduce waste with refillable drink containers
Did you know that some fast food places will give you a discount if you bring your own cup? Starbucks is one of my favorite coffee shops because they sell both cold travel cups and hot drink travel cups and offer a discount when you bring your own clean cup to their shop. Shop ban.do also has some super cute travel cups for cold and hot drinks – you can be eco-chic and cute too! I think I need to get one of their cups soon – how about you?
You can also save money and have less impact on the environment by bringing a resuable water bottle and refilling it on trips. Anytime I get in my car, I bring a tall plastic tumbler filled with ice and water. We've reduced how many plastic water bottles we buy, I have less trash to clean out of my car, and I drink more water as a result!
Using your own water bottles and coffee mugs at your favorite restaurants also helps fill that dishwasher every night.
Being eco-conscious is easier than ever, with tools like solar water heaters and the California Solar Initiative. Try the ideas we listed above to take steps towards making your family eco-chic! Visit the SoCalGas homepage to learn more about the benefits of solar water heating systems and rebate offers.
Many thanks to SoCalGas for sponsoring today’s story and teaching me to learn how to make my home and life more eco-friendly!