Thank you for committing to this 30 Day Christian Green Living Challenge with us! Each day as we step through our journey, I’ll share the challenge for the day then, depending on your green goals, I will share resources where you can learn more, dig deeper into the topic, or challenge yourself even more. We will do the challenge once *live* together, but you can participate anytime by joining in on the comments below and by using the hashtag #ChristianGreenLiving. So, when you’re ready, let’s Go Christian Green!
We talked about B.Y.O-R.B (bring your own reusable bottle) on day 2 of our challenge, but today we want to take it a little bit further.
And a coffee out can be a great way to treat ourselves (or if you’re anything like me, it can simply be a necessity!). So, today we want to talk about taking eco-friendly on the go.
We know we can carry our own sustainable straws and reusable silverware, but what about a full meal? Can we take our reusable containers to the restaurant or store and ask them to fill them up? Is it even legal? What about our coffee mug? Is that sanitary?
I have read stories of brave eco-warriors taking their reusable coffee mugs and containers into restaurants and they say that more restaurants and stores agree than not. Why not give it a try?
To help encourage us, *this article is a must read* for today’s topic: “Carrying Our Own Containers: Powerful Action or Pointless Inconvenience?” by Beth Terry.
Today’s Day 20 Challenge:
Have you ever taken your own cup or container to a coffee shop or restaurant and asked them to fill them for you instead of using disposable? Have you ever considered it as an option?
In our prayers today, let’s ask God to give us courage and help us find encouragement to be brave in both our faith journey and our eco-friendly journey, especially in our desire to be good stewards of creation.
Take time to read the article by Beth Terry, “Carrying Our Own Containers: Powerful Action or Pointless Inconvenience?” and explore the idea if you need more encouragement. By the end of this challenge, try using your own reusable coffee mug and takeout containers at least once.
Do you already do this or are you terrified to try? Don’t forget to share and comment below and/or use the hashtag #ChristianGreenLiving! Your encouragement or brave efforts could make all the difference to the rest of us!
- TakeOut Without.com — Learn more about the campaign to reduce restaurant waste and action items or restaurant goers including an email template to ask your favorite restaurant to participate.
- Zero Waste Take Out Food — by Yen Van Tran at Design Life Hacks
If you want to know what reusable take out containers looks like, this post is for you.
Ready to pin! Thanks for sharing!