Starbucks is hosting a "National Day of Discussion: Solutions to Climate Change" August 15th (today) at coffeehouses in more than 60 U.S. cities to inspire conversations about the issue of climate change.
Hosted by community leaders and non-governmental organizations with an expertise in environmental science, these discussions are designed to engage local participants in a dialogue about how to modify their impact on the planet by making simple, everyday decisions.
For those of you in the Seattle area, the U Village Starbucks will be hosting a discussion from 7:00-8:00 pm. It will be moderated by Steve Nicholas from the City of Seattle's Office of Sustainability & Environment.
Perhaps, we should start with only supplying reusable mugs at Starbucks worldwide? All those overflowing garbage bins of plastic Frappuccino cups and paper cups and lids grinds my crackers.
Everyone else, you can check out if there's an event in your area by visiting the Arctic Tale website.
I'm not sure if this event will be worth your while, but I thought I'd let you all know about it if you are interested. Even though Starbucks doesn't seem to mind taking over and crushing small, local roasters (ahem), it's for a good cause. I think. Or just to increase movie sales. Sigh.