This past March, students from New Vista High School’s Earth Task Force (ETF) hosted an exciting community event called Bring Your Own Mug Day (BYOM). The purpose behind the event was to encourage students and staff to use their own reusable mugs, in place of taking advantage of disposable cups. Reusable mugs are an important tool in today’s modern world, which is why ETF is so eager to maintain the tradition of Bring Your Own Mug Day. According to recent statistics from coffee-statistics.com, Americans dispose of 14 billion paper coffee cups each year. Instead of encouraging this waste, students from ETF hosted BYOM on Thursday, March 20th to reward people who use their own mugs.
With the invaluable help of Ozo Coffee, four cambros of coffee fueled the energy of New Vista’s staff and student body for the rest of the day. Ozo generously donated all the coffee for the event, and responses from students and teachers were overwhelmingly positive.
About Earth Task Force:The Earth Task Force (ETF) is a Cottonwood Institute supported program at New Vista High School in Boulder, CO designed to give students an opportunity to take the lead to implement sustainability initiatives at their school.
Article written by Cassidy Lam, Earth Task Force Student