Sweet, free, black gold
With exams around the corner and late-night studying becoming
a campus fixture, it is only appropriate that free coffee
be handed out to students to give them healthy, blood-shot
EnviroWestern will be pouring fair trade coffee for environmentally-conscious
students — but only for those who bring along a reusable
travel mug — on the Concrete Beach today between 11 a.m.
and 2 p.m — all for the low, low price of nothing.
“It’s just part of a larger initiative of decreasing
the amount of waste on campus,” said Mary Rendell, VP-internal
The club recently conducted a trash audit and found that a
substantial amount of campus trash included coffee cups, prompting
EnviroWestern to introduce reusable plastic cups at Tim Hortons
locations on campus, she said, adding today’s event is
aimed at encouraging eco-friendly behaviour. “We don’t
want people to forget about reusable cups.”
Some plastic mugs will be available for sale at cost, though
Rendell said more can be ordered if there is sufficient demand.
The event is being sponsored by Hospitality Services which,
along with EnviroWestern, is hoping to promote environmentally-friendly
practices, she added.