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Drinking Responsibly

Thursday, June 10th, 2010
In the summer when the temperature rises everyone, quite naturally, is a little thirstier. Adding a slight twist to the phrase “drink responsibly” here are some easy ways to quench your thirst the green way:
H20 – Drinking plenty of plain water every day (the recommendation is that you try to drink at least 8 glasses a day) is great for you but those plastic water bottles are terrible for the environment. If you really cannot bear to drink the water straight from the tap invest in a water filter, either one that affixes to the faucet or a pitcher with a filter and then fill up a reusable canteen with the water you need to get through the day. Not only will you be helping to save a little space in the landfills but you will save yourself money as well.  More great water tips
Beer and Wine – When it comes to the hard stuff there are more and more organic wines and beers coming onto the market every day or alternately you could try your hand at actually making your own. Homemade wine, made with local fruits of course, can taste every bit as good as the stuff you find at the store and wine making is a more interesting hobby to list on your social networking profile than say, watching TV. If you aren’t up to brewing your own beer at least try to support your local brewery and then recycle the cans or bottles whenever you can. More alcohol tips
Hot Beverages – Just because its summer does not mean anyone gives up their morning coffee or tea. If you are a tea drinker only fill your kettle with the amount of water you actually need and think about reusing your tea bags. Coffee addicts should give up that expensive Starbucks habit and invest in a thermos and a pound of gourmet fair trade coffee to brew at home (and even after that expense you will still be saving money. –  More beverage tips
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