Friday, May 22, 2015

BlogPaws2015 Zero Waste Conference

The BlogPaws2015 pet blogger's conference will take place in Nashville, TN next week and I'm so excited!  This will be my second BlogPaws conference.  Even more exciting is the fact that BlogPaws has decided to make this year's conference a Zero Waste Initiative, saying NO to excess paper and plastic!

I like that you're trying to be less wasteful than you usually are Mom!
Conferences, seminars, and expos create a ton of paper and plastic waste with programs, product literature, paper cups, plastic bottles, and more.  I've been thinking about what I can do to contribute, in some small way, to BlogPaws' Zero Waste goal. 

I endeavor to drink my many cups of tea each day out of my new reusable cup at the conference.
At Starbucks I recently came across these reusable plastic cups.  They look like the regular Starbucks paper to-go cups but they're reusable, so for two bucks I bought one to take with me to the conference.  I like that my beverage doesn't get that funny taste the way it does with aluminum and other plastic containers.  That's the main reason I've always gone for the paper cups, you don't get weird taste, although you do get the waste.

My Starbucks reusable cup should last several months, if I don't put it in the dish washer
My husband is betting on me losing the cup long before the conference ends.  Ye of little faith!

Who's joining us in Nashville next week?  Anyone bringing their own items to help reduce waste?  Please leave us a comment, we always want to hear your thoughts!

THIS IS THE FRIDAY PET PARADE BLOG HOP!!


12 comments:

  1. Oh, I wish I could join you there! I love the zero waste initiative. Great things! Hope you share all about what you learn there. ~Rascal and Rocco

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    1. I hoped you would be at the conference! I'm sorry I won't get to meet you in person Leah! Be sure to catch the live streaming of the conference events. Thanks for stopping by today & thanks for hosting the blog hop!

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    1. It really is a great thing, so much wasted paper & plastic happens at conferences & expos, I'm glad we're trying to reduce that at BlogPaws2015. Thanks for visiting us on the blog!

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  3. That's a great idea! I bought two from Michaels and put the paper insert in them with BFTB in sticker letters. (My guess is that it will leak)

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    1. LOL! You're so funny, I'm sure it won't leak! That's a great idea to use reusable cups and to put your blog stickers on them! So looking forward to seeing you there!

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  4. Have a great time at blog paws and I like your re useable starbucks cup!

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    1. Thanks, BlogPaws2014 was awesome, I know this year's conference will be great as well. You're not joining us??

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  5. Great idea! You can stop by the coffee bar at the Weruva area to fill that up plenty! See you soon!

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    1. I will definitely be stopping by the coffee bar to fill up! Looking forward to seeing you in Nashville! Thanks for stopping by today!

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  6. That is a fantastic idea!!!
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    1. Meanwhile I kept forgetting my cup & leaving it in the room - DUH!! Well, my heart was in the right place LOL!

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