Starting a conversation about sustainable lifestyles at work
I've seen that my challenge to use a reusable water bottle every day is a great way to spread awareness about sustainability and influence others to live more sustainable lifestyles -- little by little.
Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 23:50
BOTTLE TREND: Reusable water bottles not only save you money but are an attractive way to reduce plastic waste. (Photo: Kasey Lum)
Using my reusable water bottle has attracted some attention in the office.
Maybe it is the bright pink color, or my strange college mascot — the camel — that gets people talking. Whatever the reason, I've enjoyed using my water bottle and I see many good benefits that have come from this habit.
One day this week, a co-worker saw my water bottle on my desk and asked if I thought it was more of a nuisance to use a reusable water bottle. I told him that I was trying to create less plastic waste and save some money without having to buy disposable water bottles. After I told him more of the benefits of using a reusable water bottle, he seemed interested and told me he had been thinking of trying to minimize his purchasing of disposable water bottles. A few more people at lunch asked me about my reusable water bottle and I was able to talk to more people about my decision to limit my use of the disposable ones.
The next day, I saw a similar BPA-free water bottle on my co-worker's desk!
I've seen that my challenge to use a reusable water bottle every day is a great way to spread awareness about sustainability and influence others to live more sustainable lifestyles, little by little.
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